A no-new-tax Senate budget proposal points the way – again This post originally appeared on the leadership blog of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. For the last year our colleagues on the other side of the aisle have been saying we can’t avoid a tax increase — a head-bobbing consensus that seems to have been taken by many... Read More...
Auditor needs to come clean This post originally appeared on the leadership blog of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. What do you do when the state’s top investigator finds himself under investigation? That’s the uncomfortable question before us this week as state Auditor Troy Kelley hunkers down in his office and addresses enormous public... Read More...
Will House budget play by the rules? This post originally appeared on the leadership blog of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. Some things go without saying. It’s a good idea to obey traffic signals, you ought to pay your taxes, and you should always eat your vegetables. Some things here in the Legislature are just... Read More...
Senate delivers on college-tuition cap, jobs and critical transportation reforms OLYMPIA…Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this statement following today’s cutoff for voting on Senate bills, except for measures specifically tied to a new state operating budget: “The Senate continues to lead the way on this session’s most important and anticipated policy initiatives. We said we would deliver on... Read More...
Distaste for debate is ominous message from House This post originally appeared in the Majority Coalition Caucus leadership blog, Exit 105. Maybe this is the sort of thought that occurs when you’ve been at the statehouse for the last 23 sessions, like I have, and you’ve seen just about everything. But over the last week the state House... Read More...
Schoesler honored with regional ‘Excellence in Agriculture’ award One of Washington’s leading agricultural organizations today presented its top honor to Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler. The second-annual “Excellence in Agriculture” award from the Spokane-based AgriBusiness Council went to Schoesler in recognition of his “significant and positive influence on the agricultural industry in the Inland Northwest” during 2014. “Who... Read More...
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