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Legislature passes Schoesler bill offering property-tax relief for residents rebuilding homes ruined by wildfires The Legislature has approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that would provide temporary property-tax relief for Malden-area residents and other Washingtonians who are rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by wildfires last September. Under Senate Bill 5454, which was passed by the House of Representatives 97-1 today,... Read More...
Senate approves ‘high-cost fuel standard’ bill The Senate tonight narrowly passed a bill that would create a “high-cost fuel standard” in Washington.  House Bill 1091, approved 27-20, returns to the House of Representatives for concurrence, or agreement, with a Senate amendment to the proposal. “This bill is the latest attempt by Governor Inslee to cram what... Read More...
Schoesler blasts Senate passage of ‘carbon cap and tax’ bill A Democrat-sponsored “carbon cap and tax” bill passed 25-24 tonight by the Senate would punish Washington citizens and small businesses while letting big corporations off the hook, argues 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Senate Bill 5126 now goes to the House of Representatives for further consideration. The 2021 legislative session... Read More...
Governor signs Schoesler’s rural-ambulance bill into law A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Mark Schoesler making it easier for two tiny Whitman County towns to continue providing joint ambulance service was signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee. A 2017 state law allows rural ambulance-service providers to overcome personnel shortages by allowing ambulance drivers who don’t have first aid... Read More...
Schoesler backs Senate capital budget, lauds support for broadband access The Senate today gave unanimous approval to its two-year capital budget, which includes $490 million toward expanding broadband access across Washington. Sen. Mark Schoesler said the emphasis on broadband needs is especially important for rural parts of the state. “Insufficient broadband is a problem in 9th District communities and other... Read More...