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As lawmakers debate ESSB 5187, the 2023-25 operating budget, Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, sponsors an amendment to reimburse farmers for increased fuel costs due to the climate commitment act. Farmers are...

April 3, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the long-term care insurance payroll tax and his concerns with it. He also discusses how voters responded to the tax. Wash. House Republicans · 03-31-23 –...

March 31, 2023

House and Senate budget writers released their 2023-25 state operating budget proposals recently. It was a reminder that taxpayers have been very kind to the state’s coffers as revenue forecasts over...

March 30, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the purpose of the Economic Revenue & Forecast Council and reviews what the council announced in their most recent forecast. Wash. House Republicans · 03-24-23 –...

March 24, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, sounds the alarm about some very bad gun control legislation that could infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Wash. House Republicans...

March 17, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses House Bill 1832, a bill that would implement a per-mile charge on usage of public roadways, and the negative impact it would have on rural residents....

March 10, 2023

As Washington state seeks to find a financial solution to fund road construction projects, address backlogs in transportation maintenance and preservation needs, and fix crumbling infrastructure like bridges, one idea that...

March 9, 2023

Representatives from the 9th Legislative District are inviting constituents to participate in a telephone town hall on Monday, March 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to discuss the ongoing 2023...

March 7, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses bills he is concerned about that have made it to the House floor, and the impact they could have on constituents. Wash. House Republicans · 03-03-23...

March 3, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about issues of concern to him including tax relief, gubernatorial emergency powers, and other problems. Wash. House Republicans · 02-24-23 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep....

Feb. 24, 2023