Stories tagged: Mark Schoesler
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
Salary commission schedules pay raises for many elected officials.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed tax increases generated the expected support and opposition Wednesday as the Senate began hearings on new revenue for the state’s upcoming budgets.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:33 p.m.
Republicans say Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State speech was long on new programs without saying how to pay for them.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Spokane and the rest of Eastern Washington finds itself in an enviably strong position as legislators return to the capital Monday for the 2019 session.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Mark Schoesler named Senate minority leader.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the state Republican Party are stepping up attacks on Democratic challenger Lisa Brown with a mailer that suggests the former state legislator is soft on …
Wed., July 11, 2018
As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 5:31 p.m.
A panel at the Washington Policy Center’s “Solution Summit” discussed possible statewide implications of Seattle head tax Wednesday.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
Blaming salmon concerns on Snake River dams is a red herring. I serve the people of Washington’s 9th Legislative District, which includes the lower Snake River from the Idaho border …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Senate gave final approval to a plan to name U.S. Highway 395 as a memorial to former Rep. Tom Foley.
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Supporters of restrictions and tougher background checks for semi-automatic “assault” weapons make changes to bill in effort to get it to pass.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Senate gives final approval to allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote when they turn 18.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
Democrats continue to challenge President Trump’s proposal to expand offshore oil leases, but Republicans say it’s no problem because there’s no oil off the Washington coast.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Waiting for the governor to release his 2018 supplemental budget, critics guessed wrong on where the extra money might come from.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson tells Senate Republicans his multiple legal challenges to the Trump administration protect Washington. Majority Leader Mark Schoesler says inquiry from members was routine, not political.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
When the argument doesn’t fit the facts, some people make the facts fit the argument.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
100 years after legislators barred WSU from starting medical school, WSU’s first class of medical students start work in Spokane
Medical students who start the first class of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine benefit from the political wars and warriors who made it happen.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Some $114 million in state construction projects for the Spokane area, including a new science building on the Eastern Washington University campus, are in jeopardy this week as the Legislature …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Legislators have gone later than ever without at least an agreement “in principle” on the budget needed to keep the state running after June 30. They also lack agreement on …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Legislature starts its third special session with Gov. Jay Inslee vowing to veto a short-term budget.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Former Gov. Mike Lowry, 78, dies of complications of a stroke.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
With a budget agreement far off, Legislature could go into an overtime session as early as Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
House Democrats open hearings on a tax plan to support their $44.9 billion budget, but Republicans say they can’t negotiate unless it passes the House.
Sun., March 19, 2017
Mike Padden Hometown: Spokane Valley
UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Mark Schoesler Hometown: Ritzville
Mon., March 6, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Senate votes to move up Washington’s presidential primary to early March.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Many Washington cities and counties could elect their council and commission members by district under a bill some senators described Thursday as a voting rights act and others …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Legislative Republicans accuse Gov. Jay Inslee of trying to scare people with the possible effects of repealing Obamacare. Inslee says they should get Republicans in Washington, D.C., to sign a …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
Sen. Brian Dansel resigns his seat to take a job with U.S. Department of Agriculture.