Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


'I believe our firefighters are well-trained, well-equipped, and well-able to assess their safety and those they're rescuing,' says Schmick In April of 2019, flash floods rushed into certain parts of Pullman,...

Jan. 15, 2020

Legislation proposed today in Olympia would allow law enforcement, social workers and first responders the ability to quickly ascertain those with developmental disabilities. House Bill 2463, sponsored by Rep. Joe Schmick,...

Jan. 14, 2020

Speaking on KONA Radio's “The Bottom Line” with Robb Francis and Ed Dawson, 9th District Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, said he was “livid” when he learned the state Department of Labor...

Oct. 10, 2019

A state lawmaker is livid with the Department of Labor and Industries for fining the City of Pullman for violations stemming from rescue operations during a flash flood in April. John...

Oct. 9, 2019

At a Seattle press conference Friday, the governor announced a ban on a variety of vaping and e-cigarette products. The executive order directs the Washington State Board of Health to use...

Sept. 27, 2019

It's often said that living a rural lifestyle is a choice, which of course has its unique set of challenges and benefits.  When individuals and families across out state come together...

Sept. 26, 2019

The 9th Legislative District team of Sen. Mark Schoesler and Reps. Mary Dye and Joe Schmick applauded today's passage of a new two-year state capital (construction) budget that includes funding for...

April 28, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss new taxes that were passed by the House Finance Committee, including an illegal capital gains income tax and a tax on big...

April 19, 2019

When House Democrats released their two-year state operating budget proposal March 25, we celebrated the fact that Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed $750,000 to study removal of the four lower Snake River...

April 19, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss a shady effort to remove the lower Snake River dams. Schmick discusses how a Seattle-based PR firm found a single wheat farmer...

April 12, 2019