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Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss mental health and the Governor's public option healthcare plan.

Jan. 28, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Ed Dawson, Robb Francis and former Rep. Larry Haler on KONA and evaluates Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget, discusses Inslee's proposed “public option” health care initiative...

Jan. 14, 2019

SUGGESTED LEAD: State lawmakers are facing some challenging issues when the 2019 legislative session gets underway Monday in Olympia. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol. (1 minute, 12 seconds) SATTGAST:...

Jan. 11, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, tells KONA why Republicans refused, in protest, to vote on Senate Bill 6199, which forces union dues to be taken from the compensation given to in-home care...

March 5, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R – Colfax, discusses the reasons why the Republicans refused to vote on Senate Bill 6199 and how they were censored from speaking on the bill.

March 2, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about his role on the House Republican leadership team and why the team is so crucial. Schmick also talks about his experiences as a farmer and...

Feb. 27, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R – Colfax, discusses the reasons for the state revenue surplus, increasing taxes, prioritizing spending to give back to tax payers, and the supplemental operating budget.

Feb. 23, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R – Colfax, discusses mental health legislation that helps community hospitals provide mental health services, the challenges of competency evaluations, community beds for civil patients, diversion programs for...

Feb. 16, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, lays out his argument against House Bill 1298, which bans employers from asking if job applicants have been arrested or convicted of a crime on an initial...

Feb. 9, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, catches listeners up on the Legislature's status at the deadline for policy bills, describes lawmakers' attempts to spend the state's revenue surplus and discusses Republican efforts to...

Feb. 2, 2018