Stories tagged: mark schoesler
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Some years, the Legislature faces huge issues, spends months in partisan wrangling and needs extra weeks or even months to complete some tasks. 2020 might not be one of them.
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
With the clock ticking toward Sunday’s scheduled end of the legislative session and a possible deal on the state operating budget, Spokane Public Schools officials were making pleas Monday to …
Thu., April 18, 2019
If Spokesman-Review readers saw last week’s story (“Spokane schools issues 325 layoff notices amid budget shortfall”), they understandably would have questions, and might conclude the Legislature caused the $31 million …
Sun., April 14, 2019
Legislature facing pressure over school funding as it moves toward a deal on the 2019-21 general operating budget.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
Senate passes $52.2 billion operating budget; proposal to support 20 new WSU Spokane medical school students fails
The Senate passes a $52.2 billion operating budget, the last and smallest of the three spending plans needed to begin negotiations on a final budget.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Free college for everyone may not be coming to Washington, but many students could see the cost of their post-secondary education reduced – although by just how much is still …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
Salary commission schedules pay raises for many elected officials.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
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
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
Mark Schoesler named Senate minority leader.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018
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
A panel at the Washington Policy Center’s “Solution Summit” discussed possible statewide implications of Seattle head tax Wednesday.
Tue., April 10, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Legislature starts its third special session with Gov. Jay Inslee vowing to veto a short-term budget.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017
Former Gov. Mike Lowry, 78, dies of complications of a stroke.
Fri., April 21, 2017
With a budget agreement far off, Legislature could go into an overtime session as early as Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017
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