The mugging of the taxpayers

Governor Inslee recently engaged in an amazing bit of revisionist history about his role in negotiating a reduction in tax rates for Washington’s aerospace industry. Back in November 2013 he called the agreement “great news for every Washingtonian.” Now, maybe to appeal to the far-left Sanders-Sawant crowd, he compares the negotiations to being mugged. If […]

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Statement: Sen. Mark Schoesler on today’s World Trade Organization ruling regarding Washington State subsidies for Boeing

OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered the following statement in response to the ruling issued by the World Trade Organization that the tax breaks Washington State provided to Boeing unfairly benefited the company against its competitors. “The WTO previously ruled that Airbus benefited from $22 billion in illegal subsidies. Today, the WTO ruled that Boeing […]

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State resources illegally used for Democrat campaign training, says Schoesler

Demands in letter to Democrat leader campaign group’s reservations be canceled OLYMPIA…It is illegal for state resources to be used for campaign purposes, including training, but that is what Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville says is happening at the Legislative Building in Olympia this session. Schoesler sent a letter to Sen. Democrat Leader Billig […]

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Inslee nominee to Housing Finance Commission convicted of domestic violence

Senate Democrats unanimously pass nomination out of committee despite knowing nominee lied about his record OLYMPIA…Senate Republican leadership issued the following statement in response to a unanimous vote by Senate Democrats in the Senate Housing Stability and Affordability Committee to pass Noe Castillo’s gubernatorial nomination out of committee, despite a conviction for domestic violence and […]

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Schoesler and Warnick welcome appointment of Ybarra to 13th District vacancy

On the first day of the 2019 legislative session, commissioners from Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln and Yakima counties appointed longtime Quincy resident Alex Ybarra to the state House of Representatives to fill a vacant seat in the delegation. Ybarra was immediately sworn in upon appointment and will join Sen. Judy Warnick and Rep. Tom Dent as […]

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Senate Republican Caucus announces 2019 Committee Assignments

The Washington State Senate Republican Caucus announces its 2019 Standing Committee assignments, which were finalized today:   2019 SRC Standing Committees List   Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks (4D/3R) Warnick* Honeyford Short   Early Learning & K-12 Education (7D/4R) Hawkins* Holy Padden Wagoner   Energy, Climate & Technology (6D/3R) Ericksen* Brown Sheldon   Environment […]

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Robust packages of Republican ideas

Way back on October 3, three of my fellow Republican senators publicly announced a package of ideas for improving how state government approaches mental-health treatment. On Wednesday, the Senate’s Democrat majority announced the creation of a policy subcommittee on behavioral health. On November 13, three of my fellow Republican senators publicly announced a package of […]

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Senate Republicans Announce 2019 Leadership

OLYMPIA…The Washington State Senate Republican Caucus announces its 2019 leadership, which it elected today:   Leader:   Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville Caucus Chair:   Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville Floor Leader:   Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy Whip:   Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center Deputy Leader:   Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick Caucus Vice Chair:   Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake Deputy Floor Leader:  […]

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