Senate majority reacts to report detailing economic impact of Hirst   Water-rights decision could have disastrous consequences for Washington families, workers     OLYMPIA…The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus shared the following statement in response to a report released today by the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) detailing the statewide economic impact of the Hirst water-rights decision.   Some of... Read More...
Majority leader welcomes temporary Senator Braun – Marlo, not John Sen. John Braun’s wife appointed to fill in while he serves his country in U.S. Navy Reserve OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement welcoming Sen. Marlo Braun, R-Centralia, wife of Sen. John Braun, following her temporary appointment today as senator for the 20th Legislative District. The new senator takes... Read More...
2017-19 budget a ‘win’ for hardworking taxpayers Operating budget passes Senate 39–10, heads to House and then to governor for signature   OLYMPIA…Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement about the Senate’s passage today of a 2017-19 operating budget, which makes historic investments in K-12 education in Washington.   The budget received a strongly... 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...
Majority leader confident Legislature will reach budget deal soon Bipartisan plan to fully fund basic education expected to account for over 50 percent of spending   OLYMPIA…As the Legislature’s second special session for 2017 enters a third week, Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler today expressed optimism and confidence that lawmakers will reach a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a new... Read More...
Legislature backs effort to promote historic U.S. 10 route OLYMPIA…A grassroots effort to promote historic U.S. Highway 10, one of the nation’s 10 original interstate highways, has found an ally in Sen. Mark Schoesler, whose legislative district is home to much of the Washington part of the route that once connected Detroit and Seattle. Schoesler secured $50,000 in the... Read More...
Schoesler bill changes law to aid rural ambulance services OLYMPIA…Knowing that rural areas face special challenges when it comes to emergency responders, Sen. Mark Schoesler has successfully proposed a change in state law that eases the first aid-training requirement for volunteer ambulance drivers. The governor signed Senate Bill 5751 last week following its unanimous passage by the Legislature. The... Read More...
Senate supports safety improvements for ‘Cougar Nation’ Unique appropriation would let WSDOT, WSU team to address concerns OLYMPIA… At Sen. Mark Schoesler’s request, the new transportation budget adopted today by the Senate adds $400,000 for safety improvements in the State Route 26 and U.S. Highway 195 corridors. The two roads carry the majority of in-state travelers headed... Read More...
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