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It’s budget week in Olympia. Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, tells about the House supplemental operating budget proposal unveiled this week by House Democrats and...

Feb. 23, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, describes the six citizens’ initiatives to the Legislature and how House Republicans have repeatedly tried to convince majority Democrats to hold public hearings on each measure. Wash....

Feb. 16, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, says he’s been working to increase access to driver’s education to rural areas across his district so that parents don’t have to drive many miles to take...

Feb. 7, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the need to review the state’s Certificate of Need requirements for new or expanded health care facilities. Wash. House Republicans · 02-02-24 – Capitol Report: Rep....

Feb. 1, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses his legislation to limit excessive and frivolous public records requests from “vexatious” requesters. Wash. House Republicans · 01-26-24 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Schmick: Vexatious...

Jan. 26, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joined Robb Francis and John McKay on KONA Radio’s “The Bottom Line” program to discuss new legislation he has introduced for the 2024 session. The 9th District...

Jan. 17, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick joins KONA’s John McKay and Robb Francis for a legislative update. Issues include gun bills, public safety, and the potential move from local governments to address drug use if...

April 18, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, shares a few highlights and lowlights of the 2023 legislative session and offers his final thoughts as the Legislature heads into its final week. Wash. House Republicans...

April 14, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the state transportation and capital budgets and reviews some of the projects they will be funding in the 9th District. He also examines the House’s proposed...

April 7, 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