Association of Washington Business taps Schoesler as top legislator Sen. Mark Schoesler, who as leader of the state’s Republican senators had a central role in Washington’s historic 2013 legislative session, was named winner of the 2013 Jim Matson Award by the Association of Washington Business on Wednesday during its annual policy summit in Cle Elum. Schoesler and Sen. Rodney... Read More...
Schoesler: Remember taxpayers when talking about transportation Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Senate Republican leader, offered this reaction to this morning’s public statements by Gov. Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine concerning Washington’s transportation system: “If the governor wants a new transportation package as badly as it sounds, he should stop making accusations about why... Read More...
Senate Republican leader responds to Boeing decision to move jobs Today the Legislature received word that Boeing Co. intends to move 375 Washington-based engineering jobs to California. This comes on top of the firm’s announcement earlier this year that 300 engineers would be moved to positions outside Washington. Following Boeing’s announcement Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this assessment. “Boeing’s leaders... Read More...
Senate Republican leader remembers former Rep. Kip Tokuda Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Senate Republican leader, today offered this remembrance of former state Rep. Kip Tokuda, who passed away Saturday at age 66 after suffering a heart attack while fishing. Tokuda, a Seattle Democrat, served in the House of Representatives from the 37th Legislative District; his four terms... Read More...
Schoesler says Senate, House have reached operating-budget accord Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler says an agreement is in place with the House majority on an operating budget that will allow the Legislature to complete its work and adjourn. “We’re finally to the point that all sides feel comfortable about announcing this breakthrough,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville. “This will keep... Read More...
Senator Schoesler on the state revenue forecast Washington State’s 9th District Senator, Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and Senate Republican Leader, talks about the recent economic and revenue forecast that shows the state receiving even more money than expected in revenue for the upcoming biennium, promting lawmakers to call for passing a budget that funds basic education without tax... Read More...
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...