Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the negative impact a democrat-proposed business and occupation (B&O) tax would have on his constituents. Schmick also talks about his bill designed to increase EMT retention.

Feb. 7, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) and the pressures it puts on Eastern Washingtonians.

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick votes 'no' on the Democrats' low carbon fuel standard and explains on the House floor how the scheme will hurt farmers and families in his district.

Jan. 30, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, Joins KONA Radio's Rob Francis live in Olympia. Schmick explains his bill to help first responders by giving the L and I director greater discretion to reduce...

Jan. 30, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses how removing the Snake River dam would be problematic for his district. Additionally, the 9th District lawmaker explains his legislation that would give the L&I director...

Jan. 24, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is in full swing and the familiar issues of tax increases, $30 car tabs, gun rights, homelessness, crime and public safety are at the center of much...

Jan. 23, 2020

We are back in Olympia for this year's 60-day legislative session, which began Jan. 13, and it didn't take long to learn what Gov. Jay Inslee and his Democratic friends who...

Jan. 15, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R- Colfax, discusses the issue of dam removal and describes his experience at a Clarkson event surrounding the same topic. He also speaks about his legislation aimed at...

Jan. 15, 2020

'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