Government Accountability

November 25, 2019

Schoesler named to Senate Labor and Commerce Committee

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is joining the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee so he can advocate for regulatory reform and other issues that will benefit Washington’s economy and working families. “This will be a new committee for me, and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Schoesler, who added...
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February 05, 2016

Transportation secretary fails to win Senate confirmation, loses job

A majority of the state Senate voted today against confirming the state transportation secretary appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee. The decision means Lynn Peterson is out as head of the state Department of Transportation after three years. “This is about having accountability at the highest levels in state agencies. Secretary...
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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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May 03, 2013

Sen. Schoesler and Sen. Tom sit down with Austin Jenkins on TVW’s Inside Olympia

Senate Republican Leader, Sen. Mark Schoesler, and Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Rodney Tom, stop by the TVW studio to discuss the 2013 legislative session on Inside Olympia with Austin Jenkins. The topic of discussion is the upcoming 30 day special session where legislators will forge the state operating budget.  ...
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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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