Budget

Sen. Mark Schoesler
Schoesler: November revenue forecast shows B&O tax hike isn’t needed Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, says the latest state revenue forecast shows that the Legislature should roll back the huge business-and-occupation tax increase that it imposed on certain services earlier this year. The fourth-quarter revenue forecast, released today, shows an increase of $299 million over the third-quarter forecast from September.... Read More...
Schoesler calls on Democrats to lower regressive taxes hurting Washingtonians Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, responded to today’s release of the Senate Democrats’ 2019-21 operating budget proposal by calling on the Democratic majorities in the Senate and House to back up their calls for “tax fairness” by passing legislation that lowers regressive taxes on Washingtonians. “One of the main arguments... Read More...
‘No government shutdown’ assures Senate majority leader Schoesler maintains confidence that budget deal will be reached in time to avoid partial shutdown OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement of a third special legislative session to finalize negotiations on a budget for the 2017-19 biennium. “I fully expect the... Read More...
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...