Senate passes education-first budget – again   The Senate today passed a new budget that its leaders say should help bring about the consensus necessary for the Legislature to complete its work.   “Once again, the Senate has worked hard to put together and pass a sustainable budget that adheres to our constitutional and moral duty... Read More...
Governor signs Schoesler bill to create list of state-agency fees Sen. Mark Schoesler’s successful effort to make state government more transparent received a final endorsement today when his bill requiring an online inventory of state-agency fees was signed by the governor. Senate Bill 5751 already had received unanimous support from the Senate and House of Representatives. “I thought it was... Read More...
Mark Schoesler responds to Inslee’s tax budget Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and Senate Republican Leader, comments on Governor Inslee’s proposed state operating budget which relies heavily on new and increased taxes and more government spending. Read More...
Schoesler bill to create list of state-agency fees gets Senate OK Now that online technology allows for easy one-stop research, Sen. Mark Schoesler wants to make it easy for people to go online for information about all the fees imposed by state agencies. Today the Senate approved Schoesler’s “fee inventory” bill unanimously. “This is what happens when government agencies take the... Read More...
Schoesler leads Senate in marking state Department of Agriculture centennial A Senate bill created the Washington State Department of Agriculture a century ago, so it seemed appropriate to Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler that today’s senators should take a few minutes to adopt Senate Resolution 8630, which observes the agency’s special anniversary and recognizes its role in making Washington agriculture... Read More...