Member/District Specific

February 09, 2022

9th District legislators to host virtual town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 22

Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Mary Dye are inviting citizens to join them Tuesday, Feb. 22, for a 9th District virtual town hall meeting. The eastern Washington lawmakers will provide an update of the 2022 legislative session and then take questions from participants. Citizens may also submit...
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February 08, 2022

2022 session week 5 update

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February 02, 2022

2022 session week 4 video update

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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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January 19, 2022

Senate again passes Schoesler bill improving irrigation-district elections

A proposal prime-sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that would improve irrigation district elections has been unanimously approved by the Senate for the second time in nearly a year. The Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 5342, which would allow mail-in ballot elections for irrigation districts and identify qualified...
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January 11, 2022

Schoesler introduces bill to reduce pollution in Puget Sound

For many years, environmentalists and others have decried increasing pollution in Puget Sound, pointing out how it is harming water quality and the wildlife that relies on the sound. Even though he lives hundreds of miles from the waterway, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler has introduced a proposal that aims...
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December 10, 2021

Schoesler calls for Inslee, Democrats to provide tax relief in light of historic inflation

Following today’s national inflation news that shows prices are 6.8% higher than a year ago, the highest inflation increase since June 1982, 9th District state Sen. Mark Schoesler is calling for Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative Democrats to offer tax relief to Washingtonians to help offset the financial struggles caused...
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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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