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The changes we make align our medical marijuana system with our recreational marijuana system – while respecting that these two uses couldn’t be more different. We also respond to requirements handed...

Jan. 16, 2014

Bill designed to help people who have lost their insurance keep some form of affordable health care.

Jan. 13, 2014

The three state lawmakers from the 9th Legislative District recognized the Colton Wildcats Girls Basketball Team in the Legislature on March 15 with House Resolution 4633 for the team’s history-making fifth...

March 21, 2013

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, is inviting all 9th Legislative District residents to participate in his upcoming telephone town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Citizens wishing to...

Feb. 5, 2013

As a second-generation farmer and former small-business owner, Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, knows about the challenges, frustrations and rewards faced by employers around the state and his rural 9th Legislative District....

Jan. 30, 2013

House Republicans' Home    |   Our Solutions for Health Care    |    House Health Care & Wellness Committee Hello, I'm writing to let you know about House Bill 1044 we will be hearing...

Jan. 29, 2013

A few years ago, I wrote an article outlining recent changes to the state's Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and how those changes would impact farmers, small businesses and local commerce. While...

July 1, 2012

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, received the 2011 Cornerstone Award from the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) for his efforts to protect jobs, spur local economic development and create an employer-friendly environment...

April 17, 2012

House Democratic budget proposal would slash funding by more than $13 million An operating budget proposal released this week by House Democrats would slash state funding for reimbursement rates for critical...

Feb. 22, 2012

  The House Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee held a public hearing today on a House Republican proposal called Fund Education First.  The idea is to create a new, separate K-12...

Jan. 31, 2012