Mark Schoesler

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Sen. Mark Schoesler
Schoesler statement on Gov. Inslee signing presidential primary bill into law Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement on Gov. Jay Inslee today signing into law Senate Bill 5273, which will move Washington’s 2020 presidential primary from late May to March but will also require voters to affiliate with either the Democratic or Republican Party in order for their presidential-primary... Read More...
Sen. Schoesler testifies on SB 5592.
Schoesler bill to help rural ambulance service advances in Senate It can be a challenge for very small, rural communities to provide ambulance service for their citizens. A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Mark Schoesler aims to make it easier for two tiny Whitman County towns, Garfield and Farmington, to continue providing joint ambulance service. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate Bill 5592, was... Read More...
Sen. Schoesler testifies on SB 5589.
Schoesler bill banning ‘jobs tax’ statewide receives committee hearing The Senate Local Government Committee held a public hearing today on Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler’s bill to prohibit local governments from imposing a tax on jobs. The bill reflects a promise Schoesler made when a so-called “head tax” was approved, then repealed, by the Seattle City Council in mid-2018.... 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...
Transportation secretary fails to win Senate confirmation, loses job A majority of the state Senate voted today against confirming the state transportation secretary appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee. The decision means Lynn Peterson is out as head of the state Department of Transportation after three years. “This is about having accountability at the highest levels in state agencies. Secretary... Read More...
State’s aerospace alliance honors Schoesler as top legislator Washington’s Aerospace Futures Alliance has named Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler as Legislator of the Year, during a ceremony this past week in Spokane at the 10th annual governor’s aerospace summit. “AFA appreciates Senator Schoesler’s recognition of the economic benefits of aerospace in Washington State. He understands how aerospace attracts... Read More...
Schoesler elected to lead Senate coalition as Majority Leader The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus today elected Sen. Mark Schoesler as Senate Majority Leader for a two-year legislative term. “I’m grateful to my Senate colleagues for their vote of confidence and am eager to continue working on solutions for the people of Washington,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville, “It’s time to govern... Read More...