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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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November 20, 2019

Schoesler: November revenue forecast shows B&O tax hike isn’t needed

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, says the latest state revenue forecast shows that the Legislature should roll back the huge business-and-occupation tax increase that it imposed on certain services earlier this year. The fourth-quarter revenue forecast, released today, shows an increase of $299 million over the third-quarter forecast from September....
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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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October 07, 2019

Kahlotus, Lind, Ritzville awarded Community Development Block Grants

Three communities in the 9th Legislative District are among about two dozen Washington rural cities or counties that will receive Community Development Block Grants from the state Department of Commerce this year. The local communities receiving grants are: Kahlotus, $680,000 for well and water distribution improvements. Lind, $750,000 for water...
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August 30, 2019

Schoesler applauds loan to Basin City water district

State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is pleased that a Franklin County community will soon be able to complete an important water project. The state Public Works Board is awarding a $495,000 loan to the Basin City Water and Sewer District, which will use the loan to complete a project in...
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August 20, 2019

Schoesler encourages public to attend an agriculture fair

As summer enters its final month, fair season is fast approaching in many communities on both sides of the Cascades. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, encourages the public to support Washington’s agricultural community by attending one or more fairs in the coming weeks. Schoesler, a fifth-generation wheat farmer whose...
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April 28, 2019

9th District legislators secure support in new capital budget for local projects

The 9th Legislative District team of Sen. Mark Schoesler and Reps. Mary Dye and Joe Schmick applauded today’s passage of a new two-year state capital (construction) budget that includes funding for dozens of projects in the district. The $4.9 billion capital budget funds the construction and maintenance of state buildings,...
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April 28, 2019

Schoesler pleased SR-26 passing lane project funded in final transportation budget

Washington State University students and other members of “Cougar Nation” will be among those benefiting from a passing-lane project for State Route 26 that is accelerated in the new two-year state transportation budget passed by the Senate today, said 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville. The 2019-21 transportation budget provides...
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March 29, 2019

Schoesler calls on Democrats to lower regressive taxes hurting Washingtonians

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, responded to today’s release of the Senate Democrats’ 2019-21 operating budget proposal by calling on the Democratic majorities in the Senate and House to back up their calls for “tax fairness” by passing legislation that lowers regressive taxes on Washingtonians. “One of the main arguments...
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