May 03, 2024

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March 11, 2024

Schoesler supports supplemental capital budget passed by Legislature

State Sen. Mark Schoesler applauded the final version of the state supplemental capital budget unanimously approved by the Legislature March 6, just before lawmakers adjourned for the year. “While this compromise version of the supplemental capital budget is not as strong in some areas as the version developed and approved...
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February 28, 2024

2024 session week 8 video update

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February 21, 2024

2024 session week 7 video update

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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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February 07, 2024

Senate passes Schoesler bill helping restaurants, taverns with liquor licenses

A bill prime-sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that aims to help restaurants, taverns and other establishments navigate the state’s permitting process was approved 47-2 by the Senate yesterday. Under Senate Bill 5291, applications for liquor licenses or license renewals would be automatically approved if the state Liquor and...
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