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April 15, 2020

Schoesler statement on announcement of West Coast governors’ pact

OLYMPIA… Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement in response to Monday’s announcement by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Gavin Newsom that they have an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their states’ economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. “If...
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February 12, 2020

2020 session week 5 update

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February 12, 2019

Schoesler bill banning ‘jobs tax’ statewide receives committee hearing

The Senate Local Government Committee held a public hearing today on Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler’s bill to prohibit local governments from imposing a tax on jobs. The bill reflects a promise Schoesler made when a so-called “head tax” was approved, then repealed, by the Seattle City Council in mid-2018....
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January 24, 2019

Schoesler introduces bill banning Seattle-style ‘jobs tax’ proposal statewide

As he promised last year, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler has introduced a bill that would impose a statewide ban on future jobs-tax legislation similar to the so-called “head tax” that was approved, then repealed, by the Seattle City Council in mid-2018. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate Bill 5589, would prohibit local...
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October 14, 2015

State’s aerospace alliance honors Schoesler as top legislator

Washington’s Aerospace Futures Alliance has named Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler as Legislator of the Year, during a ceremony this past week in Spokane at the 10th annual governor’s aerospace summit. “AFA appreciates Senator Schoesler’s recognition of the economic benefits of aerospace in Washington State. He understands how aerospace attracts...
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June 09, 2013

Senate passes education-first budget – again

  The Senate today passed a new budget that its leaders say should help bring about the consensus necessary for the Legislature to complete its work.   “Once again, the Senate has worked hard to put together and pass a sustainable budget that adheres to our constitutional and moral duty...
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February 01, 2013

Sen. Schoesler reflects on the first three weeks of the 2013 legislative session

Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, talks about the Majority Coalition Caucus’ package of workers’ compensation reform legislation and how it would benefit employees and business owners, and he addresses a proposal to change the way school construction is funded to...
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January 17, 2013

Legislative Republican news conference

Legislative Republican Leadership comment on Governor Inslee’s Inaugural Address and issues surrounding the 2013 Legislative Session during a news conference in Olympia.
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