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Senate majority leader welcomes Rossi’s return RITZVILLE…The King County Council today appointed former state Sen. Dino Rossi to the 45th Legislative District position left vacant by Sen. Andy Hill’s death Oct. 31. Rossi, R-Sammamish, served the neighboring 5th Legislative District from 1997 through 2003, stepping down to run for governor, and again during the second half... Read More...
Sen. Mark Schoesler on the state of the state, MCC priorities Washington State’s 9th District Senator Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, responds to Governor Inslee’s state of the state speech where he called for higher taxes and increases in the state minimum wage. Schoesler also shares his views on what the Majority Coalition Caucus plans to... Read More...
Senate passes education-first budget – again   The Senate today passed a new budget that its leaders say should help bring about the consensus necessary for the Legislature to complete its work.   “Once again, the Senate has worked hard to put together and pass a sustainable budget that adheres to our constitutional and moral duty... Read More...
Mark Schoesler responds to Inslee’s tax budget Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and Senate Republican Leader, comments on Governor Inslee’s proposed state operating budget which relies heavily on new and increased taxes and more government spending. Read More...
Sen. Schoesler on passing committee cutoff Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, talks about passing committee cutoff, the first deadline of the 2013 legislative session, and speculates on the Senate’s activity in the weeks to come. Read More...
Schoesler says passage of early-action school-construction bill reflects Senate coalition’s priorities Legislation also would make $10 million available for school-security improvements OLYMPIA… Sen. Mark Schoesler said the jobs-education-budget focus of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus is exemplified by a school-construction funding bill passed unanimously by the Senate today. Typically money for school construction is part of the capital budget, which lawmakers... Read More...
Sen. Schoesler reflects on the first three weeks of the 2013 legislative session Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, talks about the Majority Coalition Caucus’ package of workers’ compensation reform legislation and how it would benefit employees and business owners, and he addresses a proposal to change the way school construction is funded to... Read More...