Senate

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 opposes transportation funding passed by Senate A trio of transportation bills passed tonight by the Senate, including  the chamber’s supplemental transportation budget and a new package of transportation projects, received “no” votes from 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. He is particularly critical of the new package, saying it fails to benefit the entire state while relying... Read More...
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... Read More...
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. Read More...
2022 session week 2 video update 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler talks about how the 2022 legislative session is being run, with committee meetings being held remotely and only a few senators appearing in person for floor sessions. He also gives updates on two of his bills – SB 5202, which tries to help school districts... Read More...
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... Read More...