Business

Schoesler receives award from small-business organization Sen. Mark Schoesler has been recognized for his efforts to help Washington small businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business announced yesterday that the longtime 9th District legislator has earned the group’s Guardian of Small Business award. The letter from NFIB Washington State Director Patrick Connor to Schoesler informing him... Read More...
Schoesler files bill to protect workers from new payroll tax More than a month before the start of the 2022 legislative session, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler has filed a bill that would look into private-market alternatives to the state’s new long-term care program, supported by an unpopular payroll tax set to go into effect Jan. 1. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate... Read More...
Schoesler bill would help stabilize UI rates for employers amid call for rate hike Following yesterday’s announcement by the state Employment Security Department that it will raise both minimum and maximum weekly unemployment benefits for jobless workers, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler pointed out that legislation he introduced would provide relief and help stabilize unemployment-insurance rates for Washington employers who pay UI taxes. Schoesler’s... 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...
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... Read More...
Sen. Schoesler testifies on SB 5589.
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 The bill reflects a promise Schoesler made when a so-called “head tax” was approved, then repealed, by the Seattle City Council in mid-2018.... Read More...