Agriculture

Senate resolution sponsored by Schoesler honors work of Dr. Bill Schillinger Dr. Bill Schillinger, the longtime researcher who ran Washington State University’s dryland research farm in Lind, was honored today on the Senate floor with a resolution sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Dr. Schillinger retired this January after a 29-year career working at the dryland research station. During his... Read More...
Senate again passes Schoesler bill improving irrigation-district elections A proposal prime-sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that would improve irrigation district elections has been unanimously approved by the Senate for the second time in nearly a year. The Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 5342, which would allow mail-in ballot elections for irrigation districts and identify qualified... Read More...
Sen. Mark Schoesler
Schoesler says Washington drought emergency declaration “long overdue” State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, says he is relieved that Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration today finally announced a drought emergency declaration for eastern Washington as well as most of the west side of the state, but Schoesler pointed out the governor should have declared a drought emergency for eastern Washington... Read More...
Schoesler joins in celebrating new water-delivery system near Warden An event yesterday celebrating a new water-delivery system at the EL 47.5 pump station, located several miles from Warden, attracted several officials, including 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. “This new water-delivery system is a key part of ongoing efforts to provide needed irrigation water for agriculture without relying on the... Read More...
Senate approves ‘high-cost fuel standard’ bill The Senate tonight narrowly passed a bill that would create a “high-cost fuel standard” in Washington.  House Bill 1091, approved 27-20, returns to the House of Representatives for concurrence, or agreement, with a Senate amendment to the proposal. “This bill is the latest attempt by Governor Inslee to cram what... Read More...
Schoesler blasts Senate passage of ‘carbon cap and tax’ bill A Democrat-sponsored “carbon cap and tax” bill passed 25-24 tonight by the Senate would punish Washington citizens and small businesses while letting big corporations off the hook, argues 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Senate Bill 5126 now goes to the House of Representatives for further consideration. The 2021 legislative session... Read More...
Schoesler introduces bill to provide relief for employers on UI taxes Sen. Mark Schoesler has introduced a bill that seeks to provide relief for Washington employers who are facing the possibility of paying higher unemployment-insurance taxes as they also struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 economic shutdown. Senate Bill 5197 would adjust the calculation used to determine UI taxes. Much... Read More...