Legislature

Schoesler says Democrats’ felon-voting bill overlooks victims, ignores courts Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement on Senate Bill 6228, a Democrat-sponsored proposal that received a public hearing this morning and is scheduled for a vote Friday by the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations and Elections Committee. SB 6228 would automatically restore voting rights for felons as... Read More...
Sen. Mark Schoesler
Schoesler statement on Gov. Inslee signing presidential primary bill into law Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement on Gov. Jay Inslee today signing into law Senate Bill 5273, which will move Washington’s 2020 presidential primary from late May to March but will also require voters to affiliate with either the Democratic or Republican Party in order for their presidential-primary... Read More...
Sen. Schoesler meets with Senate pages during 2018 session.
Schoesler encourages 9th District teens to become Senate pages in Olympia Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is encouraging teenagers in the 9th Legislative District to apply to become a Senate page during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Schoesler is allowed to sponsor several pages during the legislative session, which will end April 28. “Being a page during session is a great way... Read More...
‘No government shutdown’ assures Senate majority leader Schoesler maintains confidence that budget deal will be reached in time to avoid partial shutdown OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement of a third special legislative session to finalize negotiations on a budget for the 2017-19 biennium. “I fully expect the... Read More...
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... Read More...
Senator Mark Schoesler on state fair funding Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, talks about bills to help fund state fairs and how they benefit not only local economies, but impact the lives of young entrepreneurs as well. Read More...