April 08, 2021

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...
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March 31, 2021

Schoesler says agricultural groups oppose ‘cap-and-tax’ bill, contrary to claims by Democrat senator

No one should believe claims that the state’s agricultural industry backs a Democratic senator’s “cap-and-tax” bill, considering how disastrous the proposal would be to this key part of Washington’s economy, says 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Schoesler cited a recent story in the Capital Press agriculture publication in which reporter...
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March 24, 2021

2021 session video update (March 24)

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January 19, 2021

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...
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May 06, 2020

9th District legislators ask governor to let Whitman County partially reopen

When Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that 10 Washington counties may be allowed to partially reopen amid his stay-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th Legislative District team of Sen. Mark Schoesler, and Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye immediately noticed Whitman County was not on the list....
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May 01, 2020

Schoesler encourages people to access COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

State Sen. Mark Schoesler wants residents of the 9th Legislative District and other rural parts of Washington to know the U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a guide with links to various federal agencies and programs that rural areas may need during the COVID-19 situation. People may access the COVID-19...
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February 06, 2020

2020 session week 4 update

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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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