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Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses his concerns over the proposed capital gains tax, and his thoughts on reopening developments.

March 16, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about the Republican opening strategy, what it means for students, and how it would help the economy. Wash. House Republicans · 03-12-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report...

March 12, 2021

It's been more than two months since Gov. Jay Inslee announced his “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan on January 5.  While I am grateful that all of Washington is...

March 11, 2021

Despite repeated requests from the press, legislators and citizens, Governor Jay Inslee has not yet identified a Phase 3 plan to re-open the state's economy. So legislative Republicans say they'll do...

March 4, 2021

In response to sharply declining COVID-19 case rates and hospitalization rates statewide, legislative Republicans today announced a simple, practical and consistent plan to get all communities in Washington fully open for...

March 4, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses voting against the low carbon fuel standard, the policy cut-off date, and what higher gas prices would mean for Washingtonians. Wash. House Republicans · 03-03-21 –...

March 3, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, highlights legislation banning natural gas in homes and commercial buildings, a bill imposing a capital gains income tax, a proposal legalizing drug use and a repeated attempt...

Feb. 26, 2021

When the Legislature convened last year for the 2020 session, our economy was healthy and increased tax collections gave our state a surplus of about $2.3 billion.  Over objections from Republicans...

Feb. 24, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the republican budget proposal, not raising taxes, and the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

Feb. 18, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the costs of removing the Snake river dams, how their removal does not ensure positive change, and why it is crucial to southeastern Washington. Wash. House...

Feb. 11, 2021