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Schoesler: Remember taxpayers when talking about transportation Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Senate Republican leader, offered this reaction to this morning’s public statements by Gov. Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine concerning Washington’s transportation system: “If the governor wants a new transportation package as badly as it sounds, he should stop making accusations about why... Read More...
Senate Republican leader responds to Boeing decision to move jobs Today the Legislature received word that Boeing Co. intends to move 375 Washington-based engineering jobs to California. This comes on top of the firm’s announcement earlier this year that 300 engineers would be moved to positions outside Washington. Following Boeing’s announcement Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this assessment. “Boeing’s leaders... Read More...
Senate Republican leader remembers former Rep. Kip Tokuda Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Senate Republican leader, today offered this remembrance of former state Rep. Kip Tokuda, who passed away Saturday at age 66 after suffering a heart attack while fishing. Tokuda, a Seattle Democrat, served in the House of Representatives from the 37th Legislative District; his four terms... Read More...
Schoesler says Senate, House have reached operating-budget accord Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler says an agreement is in place with the House majority on an operating budget that will allow the Legislature to complete its work and adjourn. “We’re finally to the point that all sides feel comfortable about announcing this breakthrough,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville. “This will keep... 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...
Governor signs Schoesler bill to create list of state-agency fees Sen. Mark Schoesler’s successful effort to make state government more transparent received a final endorsement today when his bill requiring an online inventory of state-agency fees was signed by the governor. Senate Bill 5751 already had received unanimous support from the Senate and House of Representatives. “I thought it was... 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...
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