Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


One of the things I continually hear when traveling around the 9th Legislative District is this: “Joe, when are politicians in Olympia going to understand the ‘will of the people’ when...

Jan. 29, 2013

House Republicans’ Home    |   Our Solutions for Health Care    |    House Health Care & Wellness Committee Hello, I’m writing to let you know about House Bill 1044 we will be hearing...

Jan. 29, 2013

A few years ago, I wrote an article outlining recent changes to the state’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and how those changes would impact farmers, small businesses and local commerce. While...

July 1, 2012

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, received the 2011 Cornerstone Award from the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) for his efforts to protect jobs, spur local economic development and create an employer-friendly environment...

April 17, 2012

House Democratic budget proposal would slash funding by more than $13 million An operating budget proposal released this week by House Democrats would slash state funding for reimbursement rates for critical...

Feb. 22, 2012

  The House Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee held a public hearing today on a House Republican proposal called Fund Education First.  The idea is to create a new, separate K-12...

Jan. 31, 2012

Potential budget cuts to Critical Access Hospitals endangers public As part of her solution to the state’s projected budget shortfall, Governor Chris Gregoire has suggested a course of action for our...

Jan. 25, 2012

Hour-long, district-wide call allows constituents to participate, ask their legislator questions from home Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, is inviting constituents in the 9th Legislative District to participate in a telephone town...

Jan. 19, 2012

Constituent request bill is now a state law Reps. Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick this year introduced House Bill 1024 at the request of the towns of Rockford, Fairfield and Latah...

April 22, 2011

With majority Democrats in the state House and Senate unable to come up with a compromise operating budget to deal with the state’s projected $5.1 billion shortfall, the Legislature is now...

April 22, 2011