Health & Long-term Care

January 28, 2022

2022 session week 3 video update

9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler talks about the long-term care bills that were being considered by the Senate this week. He also gives a preview of the upcoming state revenue forecast.
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January 25, 2022

Schoesler encourages public to take survey on COVID vaccines for students

Sen. Mark Schoesler wants 9th District residents and others to know the Washington State Board of Health is surveying the public about requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for children to attend school in Washington. “I’m concerned that parents and caregivers may not know about the chance to offer their input on...
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December 08, 2021

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...
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April 07, 2021

Governor signs Schoesler’s rural-ambulance bill into law

A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Mark Schoesler making it easier for two tiny Whitman County towns to continue providing joint ambulance service was signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee. A 2017 state law allows rural ambulance-service providers to overcome personnel shortages by allowing ambulance drivers who don’t have first aid...
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February 03, 2021

Senate passes Schoesler’s rural ambulance bill

The Senate today approved a bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Mark Schoesler that would make it easier for two tiny Whitman County towns to continue providing joint ambulance service. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate Bill 5198, was passed 48-1. It now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. A 2017 state law...
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January 15, 2021

Schoesler offers bill to help rural communities maintain ambulance service

It can be a challenge for very small, rural communities to provide ambulance service for their citizens. A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Mark Schoesler aims to make it easier for two tiny Whitman County towns, Garfield and Farmington, to continue providing joint ambulance service. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate Bill 5198, has...
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March 03, 2020

2020 session week 8 video: A look at Senate operating budget proposal

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February 21, 2019

Schoesler bill to help rural ambulance service advances in Senate

It can be a challenge for very small, rural communities to provide ambulance service for their citizens. A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Mark Schoesler aims to make it easier for two tiny Whitman County towns, Garfield and Farmington, to continue providing joint ambulance service. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate Bill 5592, was...
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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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