Senate Republican leader hopes more workers can return to low-risk jobs OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, released the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement today that ongoing residential construction will be allowed to resume if jobsites follow a 30-point plan for safety during the coronavirus public health crisis. Schoesler said: “This is a positive move, and the... Read More...
Republican lawmakers step up with plan for safe restart of economy OLYMPIA… Republicans in the state Senate and House of Representatives today shared the first plan for safely restarting Washington’s economy while state government’s response to the COVID-19 emergency continues. “Employers across our state are looking to government for a strategy that starts to take the brake off the economy. Republicans... Read More...
Schoesler statement on announcement of West Coast governors’ pact OLYMPIA… Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement in response to Monday’s announcement by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Gavin Newsom that they have an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their states’ economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. “If... Read More...
Schoesler statement on governor’s signing of bill requiring sex ed to be taught to kindergartners Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5395, which requires Washington public schools to teach “comprehensive” sex-education classes, starting in kindergarten. The bill, requested by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, requires such classes for each student... Read More...
Schoesler applauds Legislature’s passage of supplemental capital budget Sen. Mark Schoesler is pleased with the Legislature’s unanimous passage of a compromise state supplemental capital budget that funds several projects in the 9th Legislative District. The capital budget funds the construction and maintenance of state buildings, public schools, higher education facilities, public land, parks and other assets throughout Washington.... Read More...