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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...
Schoesler applauds Senate passage of bill helping small school districts Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, joined his Senate colleagues Monday in unanimously passing a bill that would authorize modernization grants for small school districts in Washington. Second Substitute Senate Bill 5572 would establish a small school district modernization grant program for school districts and state and tribal compact schools that have... Read More...
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 meets with Senate pages during 2018 session.
Schoesler encourages 9th District teens to become Senate pages in Olympia Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is encouraging teenagers in the 9th Legislative District to apply to become a Senate page during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Schoesler is allowed to sponsor several pages during the legislative session, which will end April 28. “Being a page during session is a great way... 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...
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...