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Hour-long, district-wide call allows constituents to participate, ask their legislator questions from home Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, is inviting constituents in the 9th Legislative District to participate in a telephone town...

Jan. 19, 2012

Constituent request bill is now a state law Reps. Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick this year introduced House Bill 1024 at the request of the towns of Rockford, Fairfield and Latah...

April 22, 2011

With majority Democrats in the state House and Senate unable to come up with a compromise operating budget to deal with the state's projected $5.1 billion shortfall, the Legislature is now...

April 22, 2011

Reps. Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick introduced House Bill 1024 this year at the request of the towns of Rockford, Fairfield and Latah in southern Spokane County. The measure would allow...

Feb. 7, 2011

'State leaders should be working toward state-level solutions that bring quality, affordable health care to our working families here in this Washington,' says Schmick.   On the heels of a recent...

Feb. 2, 2011

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, released the following statement today regarding a federal court's ruling that President Obama's health care legislation...

Jan. 31, 2011

“Please visit my web site or e-mail me and sign up for my e-newsletter today”   By Rep. Joe Schmick The 105-day 2011 legislative session kicked off this month with several...

Jan. 21, 2011

'These are short-term gimmicks and the only lasting effects they'll have are negative – they are going to hurt struggling families and employers,' says Schmick Democrat budget writers in the House...

March 1, 2010

'I just feel like our arguments and our statistics have fallen on deaf ears within the majority party and in the governor's office,' says Schmick Despite a House Democrat budget proposal...

Feb. 26, 2010

'This budget absolutely guarantees another multi-billion budget shortfall next year,' says Schmick Democrat budget writers in the House and Senate released their 2010 supplemental operating budget proposals today.  Rep. Joe Schmick,...

Feb. 23, 2010