Schoesler votes against ‘irresponsible’ hike in Senate’s daily-expense allowance
By a 4-3 vote the state Senate Facilities and Operations Committee today supported a $30 increase in the amount senators may collect each day for expenses while the Legislature is in session. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler of Ritzville was among those to vote against boosting the per diem rate...
Senate Republican Leader reacts to House budget proposal
Washington State’s 9th District Senator Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, responds to the unveiling of the House 2014 supplemental operating budget proposal that raises taxes, spends more and ends the historic tuition freeze enacted by the MCC in 2013.
Schoesler invites 9th District residents to telephone ‘town hall’ Feb. 18
Residents of the 9th Legislative District need not travel to meet with Sen. Mark Schoesler on Tuesday, Feb. 18 – except to find a telephone. Starting at 7 p.m. that day Schoesler will host a town hall meeting conducted entirely by phone, using a format the Senate Republican leader sees...
Sen. Mark Schoesler on the state of the state, MCC priorities
Washington State’s 9th District Senator Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, responds to Governor Inslee’s state of the state speech where he called for higher taxes and increases in the state minimum wage. Schoesler also shares his views on what the Majority Coalition Caucus plans to...
Senate acts to keep aerospace jobs in Washington
The Senate today passed two bills aimed at addressing the needs of the state’s aerospace-industry, increasing the likelihood of bringing tens of thousands of family-wage jobs to Washington. Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom and Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler said today’s legislative action is all about securing the future of...
Statement by the Senate Republican Leader on the passing of Tom Foley
Washington State Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler issued the following statement regarding the death of former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley: “My prayers go out to Speaker Foley’s wife, Heather, and the rest of his family as they deal with this loss. “As a Republican, I obviously didn’t agree with...
Schoesler honored for key role in halting tuition hikes, preventing new farm-related tax
Sen. Mark Schoesler has been honored for his critical part in effectively freezing tuition at state-run colleges and blocking the return of a farm-related tax not seen in decades. Schoesler, who has represented WSU’s main campus since 1993, received the Champion of Higher Education award from Washington State University’s associated...
Schoesler invites 9th District residents to attend transportation meetings in Pasco, Spokane
Residents of the 9th Legislative District who want to talk about transportation with leaders of the state Senate have two opportunities coming up: Thursday evening in Pasco and Oct. 2 in Spokane Valley. Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, said Thursday’s meeting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Gjerde...
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...