Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks

February 06, 2020

2020 session week 4 update

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January 14, 2020

2020 session week 1 video: Bill introduced to eliminate Discover Pass for state parks

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January 09, 2020

Schoesler bill aims to grant free access to Washington state parks

Until nearly a decade ago, people could visit Washington’s state parks for free. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler hopes to make access to state parks free again for Washingtonians and others.  Schoesler, R-Ritzville, has prefiled legislation, Senate Bill 6174, that would eliminate the need for people to purchase a Discover...
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December 03, 2019

Schoesler applauds state CERB grant for Othello market district study

A $50,000 state grant awarded to Othello to conduct a study of a possible market district and food makers’ incubator could help the community and its agriculture-based economy, said state Sen. Mark Schoesler. The state Community Economic Revitalization Board approved the grant for Othello at its Nov. 21 meeting, noting...
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October 30, 2019

Columbia Basin Development League presents Schoesler with award

State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, has received an award from the Columbia Basin Development League for his longtime legislative efforts on behalf of communities and irrigators in the basin area. The organization presented Schoesler with its Perseverance Award Tuesday during its 55th annual meeting, held in Moses Lake. “The league...
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August 30, 2019

Schoesler applauds loan to Basin City water district

State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is pleased that a Franklin County community will soon be able to complete an important water project. The state Public Works Board is awarding a $495,000 loan to the Basin City Water and Sewer District, which will use the loan to complete a project in...
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August 20, 2019

Schoesler encourages public to attend an agriculture fair

As summer enters its final month, fair season is fast approaching in many communities on both sides of the Cascades. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, encourages the public to support Washington’s agricultural community by attending one or more fairs in the coming weeks. Schoesler, a fifth-generation wheat farmer whose...
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April 25, 2019

Schoesler: Democrat tax increase will hurt rural Washington, key state industry

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler blasted the Senate’s approval tonight of a bill that would raise fuel costs through a higher tax on one of the state’s leading industries and be particularly hard on rural Washington. Substitute Senate Bill 5993 was passed virtually along party lines, 27-22. It now goes...
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February 26, 2013

Senator Mark Schoesler on state fair funding

Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, talks about bills to help fund state fairs and how they benefit not only local economies, but impact the lives of young entrepreneurs as well.
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