Stories tagged: Joe Schmick
Sat., March 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
House passes proposal to set up affordable health insurance plans for individuals within 500 percent of the poverty level.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
In a bipartisan vote, the Washington House agrees to raise age for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:47 p.m.
Republican state Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye have defended their seats representing southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District.
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
For the first time in a decade, a Democrat is challenging state Rep. Joe Schmick for his seat representing southeastern Washington. Matthew Sutherland, a graduate student at Washington State University, …
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
Tue., March 6, 2018
More Pacific Islanders, including those from the Marshall Islands, would have access to healthcare under a bill that received final approval in the Senate.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
All-terrain-vehicle drivers offered a little more freedom on the roadways.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
House approves proposal to bring programs for children and families together in one department.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Bill would make it easier for ATV riders to get into town from an off-road park.
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
Well, pilgrim, we’ve got ourselves a bit of trouble in this here town of Tekoa. A part of the John Wayne Trail might be closed and some folks hereabouts are …
Wed., April 8, 2015, 9:39 p.m.
OLYMPIA – A proposal to allow the state Department of Transportation to raise highway speed limits to 75 mph will be decided by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Wed., March 4, 2015
OLYMPIA – Washington would raise the minimum wage for most workers to $12 an hour by 2019 under a bill that passed the House on Tuesday after a spirited partisan …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
OLYMPIA – Washington’s speed limit could rise to 75 mph under proposals being considered by the Legislature. One bill to raise highway speed limits was fast-tracked through a House committee …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015, 8:50 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Washington’s speed limit could rise to 75 mph under proposals being considered by the Legislature.
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
OLYMPIA – Proposals to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour over four years and require sick leave for most workers passed a key committee Thursday on partisan …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
OLYMPIA – An “ag-gag” bill, similar to one passed last year in Idaho to protect farm operations from unapproved video and audio recordings, would hurt whistleblowers and interfere with free …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2011
OLYMPIA – About half of the 15 members of the Spokane-area legislative delegation have volunteered for the same 3 percent pay cut they imposed on state workers. Many who have …
Thu., June 23, 2011
Rockford Mayor Micki Harnois hopes that the new designation of Highway 27 from Rockford to Tekoa as a scenic byway will help boost businesses and tourism in her small south …
Tue., March 1, 2011
OLYMPIA – Washington homeowners would be restricted from putting fertilizer with phosphorus on healthy lawns under a bill that passed the House Monday. Despite complaints from Republicans that homeowners should …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
Solidly Republican, this district has no Democrats on the legislative ballot, although Rep. Joe Schmick, of Colfax, faces an intraparty challenge from Glen Stockwell, who has run unsuccessfully under the …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2010
OLYMPIA – Last year, the Legislature spent $500,000 for a consultant to tell Washington state which prisons should close and which should stay open. The consultant released his study in …