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Rep. Joe Schmick’s Update from Olympia | 2nd special session (5/28/15)
May 28, 2015

I sincerely believe a handful of Democrats are holding up the process because they promised the special interest groups they represent that they would raise taxes at all costs. Continue reading


Bill to help rural areas deliver mental health services signed into law
May 7, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2015 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Deputy Communications Director – (360) 786-7698 Bill to help rural areas deliver mental health services signed into law Legislation to help Continue reading


Rep. Joe Schmick’s Update from Olympia (5/1/15)
May 1, 2015

The 2015 regular session has concluded and the Legislature is now in a “rolling” special session. This is when most lawmakers are sent back home and only a handful of budget negotiators stay in Olympia to work on the details of a budget deal. Continue reading


Governor signs Schmick bill to raise speed limit on I-90
April 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2015 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Deputy Communications Director – (360) 786-7698  Governor signs Schmick bill to raise speed limit on I-90   Drivers passing through certain Continue reading


Rep. Joe Schmick’s Update from Olympia (4/17/15)
April 17, 2015

At this point, the House Democrats have declined to even vote on the tax increases needed to fund their budget plan. In other words, it’s just a “wish list” at this point. Continue reading


Rep. Joe Schmick’s Update from Olympia (4/10/15)
April 10, 2015

If you want to watch a quick video of one my colleagues, Rep. Matt Manweller, explaining in detail why we don’t need these tax increases, and what they would do, click here. Continue reading


Rep. Joe Schmick’s Update from Olympia (4/3/15)
April 3, 2015

their plan raises state spending by 15% and increases taxes by $1.5 billion, despite the fact we’re expected to take in nearly $3 billion more in tax revenues this next budget cycle. Continue reading


Rep. Joe Schmick’s Update from Olympia (3/27/15)
March 27, 2015

As for the budget proposal itself, I have concerns that their budget plan relies on $1.5 billion in new and increased taxes. With $3 billion more in revenues this upcoming budget cycle, I don’t think tax increases are the way to go. Our economy is still recovering and so are our struggling families and employers. Continue reading


Rep. Joe Schmick’s Update from Olympia (3/20/15)
March 20, 2015

Joe Schmick Home    |   About Joe    |    Joe’s Newsroom    |    Sponsored Bills    |    9th District Map Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’re hearing the House Democrats may release their operating budget proposal Continue reading


Rep. Joe Schmick’s Update from Olympia (3/13/15)
March 13, 2015

We reached another major milestone in the session this week: floor cutoff. All bills that originated in the House must be approved by the House or they are considered dead for the year, and vice versa in the Senate. Continue reading