Schoesler: Recklessly taxing large employers threatens family jobs

Published on April 13, 2018
   Seattle City Council’s “Amazon Tax” another example of its narrow-minded agenda   OLYMPIA…In the wake of this week’s political rally in Seattle in support of a new tax on large employers, Sen. Mark Schoesler, Senate Republican Leader, offered the following statement: “Jobs that large employers such as Amazon and Boeing create are critical to... Read More

Schoesler: Inslee’s signature on sweetheart deal for union is an affront to rights of home health-care workers

Published on March 27, 2018
New law robs home health-care workers, circumvents U.S. Supreme Court ruling   OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered the following comments Tuesday after Gov. Jay Inslee signed controversial legislation that essentially gives home health-care workers no choice but to sacrifice part of their modest income to pay dues to one of the state’s most... Read More

Schoesler: Democrat budget wastes opportunity of $2.3 billion surplus

Published on March 08, 2018
Olympia…Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this comment about the 2018 supplemental operating budget, which was developed without bipartisan input and was presented to the Legislature for a vote this afternoon – on the last day of the legislative session: “I’ve been in the Legislature for 26 years and in that time, I’ve seen... Read More

Lower B&O taxes for manufacturers proposed to help reverse job losses

Published on January 23, 2018
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are hoping to revive a reduction in the state’s business and occupation tax for manufacturers and reverse the trend of significant job losses in the sector. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, would implement a 40 percent reduction in the tax rate for manufacturers, which passed with overwhelming support... Read More

Families across Washington win with deal on water-rights, capital budget

Published on January 19, 2018
OLYMPIA…Marking the end of long and arduous negotiations, the Legislature today passed a bipartisan, bicameral solution to the Hirst water-rights decision, clearing the way for families to get permits to dig household wells and gain access to water. It also passed a capital budget worth more than $4 billion, including the bonds necessary to pay... Read More

Senate Republican Caucus announces 2018 committee appointments

Published on November 28, 2017
 The Senate Republican Caucus today announced its appointments to the 2018 Senate committees.   “Our members are anxious to get the session started and will continue to serve everyone in Washington with dedication and integrity,” said Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville.   “I’m always proud and impressed by their level of commitment when tackling... Read More