State Government, Veterans Affairs & Elections

February 16, 2022

Schoesler says record surplus means it’s time for tax relief for Washingtonians

The February state revenue forecast adopted today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council reveals that state government now has a $15 billion revenue surplus – proof that some of that extra money should be returned to Washingtonians in the form of tax relief, said 9th District Sen....
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February 15, 2022

Senate passes Schoesler’s bill to improve firefighter, law enforcement officer retirement benefits

The Senate today unanimously passed a measure introduced by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that would increase firefighter and law enforcement officer retirement benefits. Senate Bill 5791 would provide Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Plan 1 members with a one-time lump sum equal to $100 per month...
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February 09, 2022

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...
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February 08, 2022

2022 session week 5 update

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February 02, 2022

2022 session week 4 video update

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January 28, 2022

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.
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January 21, 2022

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...
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January 19, 2022

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...
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January 11, 2022

Schoesler introduces bill to reduce pollution in Puget Sound

For many years, environmentalists and others have decried increasing pollution in Puget Sound, pointing out how it is harming water quality and the wildlife that relies on the sound. Even though he lives hundreds of miles from the waterway, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler has introduced a proposal that aims...
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