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Growing up on the farm, I heard grandma’s sage advice in just about every situation imaginable. “A trouble shared is a trouble halved.” “This isn’t my first rodeo.” “Many hands make...

Feb. 17, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about his bill ensuring access to prescriptions through local pharmacies. Wash. House Republicans · 02-17-23 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Schmick: Bill concerning access to...

Feb. 17, 2023

Schmick’s bill, House Bill 1780, would force the state to reimburse farmers for cap-and-trade expenses until DOE complies with the law and creates rules that protect farmers. He also discusses the voluntary...

Feb. 14, 2023

Gov. Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade proposal was supposed to exempt farm fuel, and certain aviation and marine fuels, from increased charges that would result from his plan. The Dept. of Ecology (DOE)...

Feb. 14, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about how farmers are being unfairly surcharged for fuel and what his bill will do to solve this. Wash. House Republicans · 02-10-23 – RADIO: Capitol...

Feb. 10, 2023

A state lawmaker has introduced legislation to provide fuel rebates to farmers hit hard by Governor Jay Inslee’s new climate policies. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol. Wash. House Republicans...

Feb. 9, 2023

When Gov. Jay Inslee's cap-and-trade proposal passed the Legislature in 2021, he and many of the Democrat lawmakers who endorsed his plan assured the agriculture community that fuels used in the...

Feb. 7, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about his opposition to a bill that would require rural land-owners to protect riparian habitat. He supports legislation that would accomplish the same goals without imposing...

Feb. 3, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about bills he is concerned about that would increase gun regulation and suggests better potential solutions to the crime problem. Wash. House Republicans · 01-27-23 –...

Jan. 27, 2023

Various surveys conducted around the state over the last year continue to show that public safety is high on the list of concerns for the average Washingtonian. It doesn’t matter if...

Jan. 27, 2023