Lawmaker calls on Inslee to rescind mask edict
Rep. Schmick, who represents Franklin County, joined by 24 other Republicans
Last updated 8/11/2021 at 9:22am
COLFAX — A local state lawmaker is calling on the governor to rescind his order requiring public school students to wear masks on campus.
Ninth Legislative District Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, wrote a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, Aug. 9, calling for him to back off the gubernatorial mandate. In addition, 24 other Republicans signed onto the letter.
The 9th Legislative District includes Adams, Asotin, Franklin, Garfield, Whitman and southern Spokane Counties.
Citing the state Department of Health and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Schmick suggested the go...