State Government, Veterans Affairs & Elections
2024 session week 3 video update
VIDEO: 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler’s 2024 Session Week 3 update
2024 session week 1 video update
9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler talks about the first week of the 2024 legislative session in Olympia, including his thoughts on Gov. Inslee’s state of the state speech and problems existing in Washington, including education, affordability and public safety.
Schoesler to introduce resolution recognizing retiring Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson
Sen. Mark Schoesler announced today that he plans to introduce a resolution recognizing the contributions and service of Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson, who is retiring after 20 years in that office. “Glenn Johnson is truly a dedicated public servant who has been an integral part of the Pullman community and...
Schoesler says latest cap-and-trade carbon auction will raise fuel prices again
The recent carbon allowance auction held by the state Department of Ecology under the state’s costly cap-and-trade program will mean even higher fuel prices for drivers in Washington just as the summer driving season is about to start, says 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. “Drivers across Washington will pay even...
Governor signs Schoesler bill helping school districts address maintenance needs
A bill introduced this year by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that aims to help school districts in Washington address their building-maintenance needs was signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee. The law created by Senate Bill 5403 will allow school districts to create a “depreciation subfund” that can receive a...
Schoesler praises state capital budget passed by Legislature
State Sen. Mark Schoesler, the Senate Republican leader on the capital budget, issued this statement after the Legislature passed a new state capital budget for 2023-25. It funds the construction and maintenance of state buildings, public-school matching grants, higher-education facilities, public lands, parks, water infrastructure and other assets. “This is...
Schoesler says Democrats’ passage of anti-firearm bills won’t deter criminals
State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement after Democratic majorities in the Legislature passed House Bill 1240, which would ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons in Washington, and House Bill 1143, which would prohibit someone from buying a firearm from a dealer unless the buyer has passed a background...
Legislature OKs Schoesler bill to help school districts address maintenance needs
A bill introduced by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that aims to help school districts in Washington address their building-maintenance needs is heading to the governor’s desk after being passed by the Legislature. Senate Bill 5403 would allow school districts to create a “depreciation subfund” that can receive a transfer...
Schoesler statement on Democrats’ new bill raising property taxes
State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement after Senate Democrats introduced Senate Bill 5770, which would triple the annual growth rate of both state and local property taxes in Washington. “The Senate Democrats’ bill to raise property taxes is just another example of their incurable addiction for more money....