October 25, 2022

Schoesler says state needs to do more to help stores combat retail crime

State government, including the Legislature, needs to do more to help combat the increase in retail crime in Washington, says 9th District state Sen. Mark Schoesler. “While we’ve seen a spike in many areas of crime, retail theft and other retail crimes are especially a problem,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville. “Retail...
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June 28, 2022

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...
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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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April 25, 2019

Schoesler: Democrat tax increase will hurt rural Washington, key state industry

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler blasted the Senate’s approval tonight of a bill that would raise fuel costs through a higher tax on one of the state’s leading industries and be particularly hard on rural Washington. Substitute Senate Bill 5993 was passed virtually along party lines, 27-22. It now goes...
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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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March 15, 2013

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler on passing the midway point of session

Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, talks about passing the floor cutoff deadline, the unofficial midway point of the 2013 legislative session, and some of the bills that are still in progress.
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January 11, 2013

Senator Mark Schoesler on the approaching 2013 legislative session

9th District State Senator Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, talks about the upcoming legislative session and how the Legislature will operate under a new dynamic in the Senate, how the new Majority Coalition Caucus will interact with the House of Representatives, and what the priorities for...
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