Senate honors the lives of John and Lois Spellman OLYMPIA… Today the Senate paused to remember former Gov. John Spellman and former First Lady Lois Spellman and their service to the people of Washington. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler led the remembrance, which concluded with the passage of a resolution honoring the couple. Mrs. Spellman passed away Jan. 25... Read More...
Schoesler helps pass capital budget containing major local investments OLYMPIA…State government’s new two-year budget for public construction and other capital projects sailed through the Legislature recently, and Sen. Mark Schoesler says the plan contains plenty of investments to benefit communities and residents across the 9th Legislative District. “This budget addresses needs in our region that range from higher education... Read More...
Republican leader: Amazon’s HQ2 list should be a wake-up call OLYMPIA…In response to today’s announcement by Amazon.com that it has narrowed its search for a second-headquarters location to a short-list of 20 cities, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement.   “The fact that Amazon’s finalists for HQ2 only include one West Coast city and none from... Read More...
Senate Republican leader on the passing of former Governor Spellman OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler today offered this remembrance of former Gov. John Spellman after learning he had passed away Monday night at age 91. “Out of all of John Spellman’s contributions as King County executive and later as governor, the one that never received enough credit was his support... Read More...
Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler cautious about governor’s budget Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this comment about Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget released today:   “While it’s promising that the governor finally proposed a budget that balances over four years, I call on him to publicly commit to veto any budget that doesn’t. “I’m glad that undoing the... Read More...
Schoesler, MCC saddened by death of former Senator Parlette’s husband OLYMPIA…Members of the state Senate learned today that Bob Parlette, husband of former Senator Linda Evans Parlette, had died Tuesday at the family home near Wenatchee, after being diagnosed in July with an aggressive form of leukemia. Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this statement after receiving the news:... Read More...
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...
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