Taxes

Schoesler files bill to protect workers from new payroll tax More than a month before the start of the 2022 legislative session, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler has filed a bill that would look into private-market alternatives to the state’s new long-term care program, supported by an unpopular payroll tax set to go into effect Jan. 1. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate... Read More...
Schoesler bill would help stabilize UI rates for employers amid call for rate hike Following yesterday’s announcement by the state Employment Security Department that it will raise both minimum and maximum weekly unemployment benefits for jobless workers, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler pointed out that legislation he introduced would provide relief and help stabilize unemployment-insurance rates for Washington employers who pay UI taxes. Schoesler’s... Read More...
Schoesler blasts Senate passage of ‘carbon cap and tax’ bill A Democrat-sponsored “carbon cap and tax” bill passed 25-24 tonight by the Senate would punish Washington citizens and small businesses while letting big corporations off the hook, argues 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Senate Bill 5126 now goes to the House of Representatives for further consideration. The 2021 legislative session... Read More...
Schoesler blasts Senate for passing state income-tax proposal The state Senate’s approval of a bill today is the first step toward the possibility of a state income tax on all Washingtonians, argues 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Schoesler voted against Senate Bill 5096, the proposal would impose a 7% state income tax on capital gains. The proposal passed... Read More...