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'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

'When all the relevant factors are weighed, closing Pine Lodge to save the state money makes no sense,' says Schmick   In her efforts to deal with Washington's estimated $2.6 billion...

Feb. 9, 2010

By Rep. Joe Schmick No legislator would welcome the closure of a vital, job-producing and community-impacting facility within their district.  So, when the Pine Lodge Corrections Center in Medical Lake appeared...

Feb. 6, 2010

  Lawmakers want public input, feedback on governor's proposal to close women's corrections facility In response to the many public inquiries and potential public safety issues due to the proposed closure...

Jan. 25, 2010

  Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, invites constituents to join him for a telephone town hall Thursday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. The “teleforum” allows callers to listen in and...

Jan. 12, 2010

OP-ED by Rep. Joe Schmick, for the Capital Press   Hey, Rep. Schmick, do I need a CDL if…? If I had a dime for every time I've been asked this...

Oct. 26, 2009

'The Democrats punted the problem for taxpayers to deal with down the road,' says Schmick Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, released the following statement today regarding the Democrat budget passing the House...

April 24, 2009

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, offered an amendment on the House floor this evening that would have helped reopen several area state parks. “We've been closing state parks since 2003,” Schmick said. ...

April 20, 2009

  Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, invites constituents to join him for a telephone town hall Thursday, April 2, from 7 to 8 p.m.  The “teleforum” allows callers to listen in and...

March 19, 2009

'Farmers, like everyone else, are trying to find ways to tighten their belts,' says Schmick   Legislation to create the Washington State Grain Commission passed the House of Representatives today. House...

Feb. 23, 2009