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Schoesler says it’s unfair for rural families to help pay tab for free rides The statewide transportation package passed primarily by Puget Sound-area Democrats in March is now fully subsidizing public-transit and state-ferry travel in some parts of the state for anyone 18 or younger. An eastern Washington legislator, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler, says the free-rider program discriminates against kids in rural Washington.... Read More...
Schoesler criticizes Reykdal for wanting to cancel state testing of students Sen. Mark Schoesler opposes a suggestion by Washington’s highest-ranking elected education official that the state should cancel the testing of student learning levels. During last week’s Washington State Board of Education meeting in Spokane, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal said that using tests to assess the true level... Read More...
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... Read More...
Schoesler receives award from hunting organization A group has honored 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler for his work on behalf of hunters in Washington. The Hunters Heritage Council, Washington’s largest hunting-rights organization, has named Schoesler a “Legislator of the Year” for 2022. The award was announced this week by Hunters Heritage Council President Mark Pidgeon. “I’m... Read More...
Schoesler receives award from Habitat for Humanity for affordable-housing work Sen. Mark Schoesler received a pleasant surprise this morning: an award from Habitat for Humanity of Washington State for his service and support of affordable housing. Jennifer Wallace, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity’s Palouse affiliate, presented the award to Schoesler during a legislative breakfast hosted by the Pullman... Read More...
Schoesler praises supplemental capital budget passed by Legislature The state supplemental capital budget passed by the Legislature this week addresses both statewide needs and local projects, says 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler, who worked with legislators from the Senate majority and House of Representatives to negotiate the final version of the budget. “This is a true bipartisan capital... Read More...