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Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, released the following statement today regarding a federal court's ruling that President Obama's health care legislation...

Jan. 31, 2011

“Please visit my web site or e-mail me and sign up for my e-newsletter today”   By Rep. Joe Schmick The 105-day 2011 legislative session kicked off this month with several...

Jan. 21, 2011

 Published Tuesday, January 18 2011 Fourteen-year-old Sarah Koefod traveled to Olympia to page in the House of Representatives Jan 17-21. She was sponsored by her 9th District State Rep. Joe Schmick,...

Jan. 18, 2011

'These are short-term gimmicks and the only lasting effects they'll have are negative – they are going to hurt struggling families and employers,' says Schmick Democrat budget writers in the House...

March 1, 2010

'I just feel like our arguments and our statistics have fallen on deaf ears within the majority party and in the governor's office,' says Schmick Despite a House Democrat budget proposal...

Feb. 26, 2010

'This budget absolutely guarantees another multi-billion budget shortfall next year,' says Schmick Democrat budget writers in the House and Senate released their 2010 supplemental operating budget proposals today.  Rep. Joe Schmick,...

Feb. 23, 2010

'When all the relevant factors are weighed, closing Pine Lodge to save the state money makes no sense,' says Schmick   In her efforts to deal with Washington's estimated $2.6 billion...

Feb. 9, 2010

By Rep. Joe Schmick No legislator would welcome the closure of a vital, job-producing and community-impacting facility within their district.  So, when the Pine Lodge Corrections Center in Medical Lake appeared...

Feb. 6, 2010

  Lawmakers want public input, feedback on governor's proposal to close women's corrections facility In response to the many public inquiries and potential public safety issues due to the proposed closure...

Jan. 25, 2010

  Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, invites constituents to join him for a telephone town hall Thursday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. The “teleforum” allows callers to listen in and...

Jan. 12, 2010