November 07, 2017

Schoesler glad that new U.S. 195 passing lanes opened ahead of Dad’s Weekend at WSU

Motorists who used U.S. Highway 195 this past weekend for traveling to and from Dad’s Weekend at Washington State University’s Pullman campus were among the early beneficiaries of a safety project Sen. Mark Schoesler included in the Legislature’s 2015 transportation package. Construction began Aug. 1 on passing lanes north and...
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October 24, 2017

Schoesler confident Legislature satisfied McCleary with bipartisan plan to fully fund basic education

  OLYMPIA…Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement in response to today’s Washington State Supreme Court hearing regarding the Legislature’s plan to fully fund basic education.   At question is whether or not the plan satisfies the order of the court in the McCleary decision.   “This...
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September 28, 2017

Schoesler, MCC saddened by death of former Senator Parlette’s husband

OLYMPIA…Members of the state Senate learned today that Bob Parlette, husband of former Senator Linda Evans Parlette, had died Tuesday at the family home near Wenatchee, after being diagnosed in July with an aggressive form of leukemia. Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this statement after receiving the news:...
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September 12, 2017

Senate majority reacts to report detailing economic impact of Hirst

  Water-rights decision could have disastrous consequences for Washington families, workers     OLYMPIA…The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus shared the following statement in response to a report released today by the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) detailing the statewide economic impact of the Hirst water-rights decision.   Some of...
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July 18, 2017

Majority leader welcomes temporary Senator Braun – Marlo, not John

Sen. John Braun’s wife appointed to fill in while he serves his country in U.S. Navy Reserve OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement welcoming Sen. Marlo Braun, R-Centralia, wife of Sen. John Braun, following her temporary appointment today as senator for the 20th Legislative District. The new senator takes...
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July 07, 2017

Senate majority leader: Inslee veto goes against working families, family businesses, Boeing

OLYMPIA…Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto today of legislation that would have led to a flat business-tax rate for manufacturers across Washington. “The governor’s decision is extremely disappointing, and so is his suggestion that no one from his office was...
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June 30, 2017

2017-19 budget a ‘win’ for hardworking taxpayers

Operating budget passes Senate 39–10, heads to House and then to governor for signature   OLYMPIA…Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement about the Senate’s passage today of a 2017-19 operating budget, which makes historic investments in K-12 education in Washington.   The budget received a strongly...
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June 13, 2017

Majority leader confident Legislature will reach budget deal soon

Bipartisan plan to fully fund basic education expected to account for over 50 percent of spending   OLYMPIA…As the Legislature’s second special session for 2017 enters a third week, Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler today expressed optimism and confidence that lawmakers will reach a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a new...
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May 03, 2017

Legislature backs effort to promote historic U.S. 10 route

OLYMPIA…A grassroots effort to promote historic U.S. Highway 10, one of the nation’s 10 original interstate highways, has found an ally in Sen. Mark Schoesler, whose legislative district is home to much of the Washington part of the route that once connected Detroit and Seattle. Schoesler secured $50,000 in the...
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