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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...
Schoesler bill aims to grant free access to Washington state parks Until nearly a decade ago, people could visit Washington’s state parks for free. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler hopes to make access to state parks free again for Washingtonians and others.  Schoesler, R-Ritzville, has prefiled legislation, Senate Bill 6174, that would eliminate the need for people to purchase a Discover... Read More...
Sen. Mark Schoesler
Schoesler applauds state CERB grant for Othello market district study A $50,000 state grant awarded to Othello to conduct a study of a possible market district and food makers’ incubator could help the community and its agriculture-based economy, said state Sen. Mark Schoesler. The state Community Economic Revitalization Board approved the grant for Othello at its Nov. 21 meeting, noting... Read More...
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... Read More...
Sen. Mark Schoesler
Schoesler: November revenue forecast shows B&O tax hike isn’t needed Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, says the latest state revenue forecast shows that the Legislature should roll back the huge business-and-occupation tax increase that it imposed on certain services earlier this year. The fourth-quarter revenue forecast, released today, shows an increase of $299 million over the third-quarter forecast from September.... Read More...