Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


Legislation to help rural areas more efficiently and effectively deliver certain mental health and chemical dependency services to patients was signed into law recently by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 1727,...

May 7, 2015

Drivers passing through certain parts of I-90 in Eastern Washington could soon make it to their destinations a little faster after legislation increasing the maximum speed limit to 75 miles per hour was...

April 22, 2015

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about passage of his legislation that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles per hour on certain highways, which is heading to the governor. He...

April 20, 2015

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’ budget proposal, how it lives within an additional $3 billion of revenue coming in to the state, and the proposal...

April 13, 2015

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about the House Democrats’ operating budget proposal and the public hearing he witnessed in the House Appropriations Committee.

April 6, 2015

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, gives an update on mental health lawsuits against the state and how the Legislature is trying to address challenges within the state’s mental health system.

March 30, 2015

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, gives an update on daylight savings time bills and also talks about the drone and stingray bills.

March 23, 2015

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks with KXLY's Rick Rydell about drones, and a bill designed to create parameters for their use by government agencies.

March 19, 2015

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about the process following floor cutoff, a couple of wolf bills, and the status of budget negotiations.

March 16, 2015

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about his concerns with several bills that would impact local employers, including one that would raise the state’s hourly minimum wage to $12.

March 9, 2015