March 28, 2019

Statement: Sen. Mark Schoesler on today’s World Trade Organization ruling regarding Washington State subsidies for Boeing

OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered the following statement in response to the ruling issued by the World Trade Organization that the tax breaks Washington State provided to Boeing unfairly benefited the company against its competitors. “The WTO previously ruled that Airbus benefited from $22 billion in illegal subsidies. Today,...
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February 28, 2019

Senate Republicans warn bill to move up state primary would undo 25 years of campaign finance reform

Senate Bill 5270 a step backward to the dark days of campaigns sullying Legislative ethics   OLYMPIA…A bill sponsored by Senate Democrats to move the state primary election to earlier in the year reminds many at the Capitol of the dark days when campaigns and Legislative ethics were blatantly ignored,...
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December 01, 2018

Tributes to former President Bush are well-deserved, says Senate Republican leader

RITZVILLE…Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this statement upon the passing last night of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush: “I very well remember the elder President Bush’s time as our chief executive – in fact, he was seeking a second term when I was first...
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November 19, 2018

Schoesler to continue as leader of state Senate’s Republican caucus

YAKIMA…The state Senate Republican Caucus has again elected Sen. Mark Schoesler as its leader, two months ahead of the 2019 legislative session. The longtime 9th District lawmaker, first elected Republican leader prior to the 2013 session, was among the eight senators chosen to the leadership team by caucus members who...
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November 13, 2018

Schoesler: We must redouble our efforts to keep Amazon jobs in Washington

Senate Republican leader concerned for retail leviathan’s future investment in local job growth OLYMPIA…Amazon’s announcement today of two locations – New York City and Arlington, Virginia – as the homes for new headquarters ends the long and closely watched search for its next wave of investment and employment. The decision...
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July 13, 2018

Senate Republican leader concerned over ‘representation fees’ in third inquiry to Governor over changes in union dues

OLYMPIA… After receiving no direct response from the Governor, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler sent a third letter July 12, requesting clarification from Gov. Jay Inslee on how Washington plans to address changes to union dues collections. “I’m concerned that there are conversations happening behind closed doors to circumvent the...
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July 11, 2018

Ritzville senator encourages online input on US 395 safety improvements

OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler said he hopes people who travel on U.S. Highway 395 will make use of a new online survey to weigh in on safety improvements to the major route between Pasco and Spokane. The survey, billed by the state Department of Transportation as an “online open house,” will be...
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July 10, 2018

Schoesler letter to governor sheds light on troubling union practices in wake of Janus decision

OLYMPIA…In a letter delivered Monday to Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Mark Schoesler called attention to guilt and scare tactics used by a state-worker union toward a member wanting to end salary deductions for unwanted union membership. Such deductions are now illegal under last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus...
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June 27, 2018

Schoesler says federal court ruling in union-dues case sets stage for reforms to treat state employees fairly

OLYMPIA… The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in a 5-4 vote that requiring public employees to pay “agency fees” to labor unions is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this statement about the decision in the case of Janus v. American Federation of State,...
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