Taxes and Tax Relief

February 20, 2024

Republican senators question timing, purpose of proposed payments to farm-fuel users

OLYMPIA… The two state senators who farm in eastern Washington say they’re not sure what to make of a proposed offer of money for farm-fuel users who got stuck paying a surcharge on their fuel purchases because of the state’s cap-and-trade law. The payments, which could amount to no more...
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February 15, 2024

2024 session week 6 video update

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February 13, 2024

Three Schoesler bills move ahead before key Senate deadline

In the hours before a key voting deadline this session, the Senate unanimously passed three bills introduced by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville. Today is the first “floor cutoff” of the 2024 legislative session. Senate bills not approved by the Senate by 5 p.m. today are considered dead for...
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February 08, 2024

Sen. Schoesler 2024 session week 5 video update

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April 12, 2023

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....
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January 26, 2023

2023 session Jan. 26 video update

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June 27, 2022

Schoesler calls for sales-tax freeze to help consumers amid record inflation

Following last week’s announcement that state government is projected to collect $1.46 billion in tax revenue this biennium beyond what was already expected, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler is calling on Gov. Jay Inslee to bring the Legislature back to Olympia for a special session to pass a bill creating...
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February 17, 2022

2022 session week 6 update

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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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