New law cutting higher-ed tuition ‘huge deal for students’

Excerpt: “Today’s college students will leave college with lower tuition than when they started,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville. “That’s just unthinkable when just a few short years ago we were worried about how much it would grow.”

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Jay Inslee is wavering on his commitment to Washington’s aerospace industry, putting jobs and our state economy at risk.

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The League endorsed multiple Republicans and hailed the Republican-Led University Tuition reduction.

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When lawmakers can’t agree, Gov. Jay Inslee takes matters into his own hands

Excerpt: “But if Inslee is looking to executive orders on certain issues, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler says that’s a sign the governor’s agenda isn’t winning sufficient support among lawmakers.

“I guess it shows that he’s not as effective as getting his legislation through as his predecessors were,” said Schoesler, of Ritzville.”

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When government officials abuse their power for personal gain and violate the trust of those that they serve it creates a disconnect between the people and their leaders that can prevent positive political change. Mr. Kelly, the state auditor, should do right by the public and step down.

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While I would have liked to have seen a trimmer budget, overall the budget accomplishes many of our priorities without raising taxes.

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Legislature adjourns with budget that increases spending by $191 million

Excerpt: “Republican lawmakers who control the Senate praised the budget for not dramatically increasing taxes and spending, while Democrats said they are happy with the money it puts toward helping the homeless and recruiting new teachers.

Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, said keeping a healthy reserve in the state’s general and the rainy day funds will help lawmakers address court-ordered school funding obligations next year.”

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Lawmakers hire attorney for investigation of prisoner-release error

Excerpt: “Republican state senators — whose investigation has already issued subpoenas for information regarding the error — supported hiring the investigator, while Democrats opposed it.

“I think it’s just another important step in getting to the truth,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, in a news conference after the vote.”

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Jim Stang wrote a column that was published in Seattle Magazine within the section “Seattle’s Most Influential People” naming Senator Mark Schoesler as the “mastermind of the GOP’s success this year, acting as Senate Majority Leader.

Jim pointed to a number of GOP successes in this last legislative session, such as fending off extreme environmentalism by way of a carbon tax, defeating a push by Democrats to enact a capital gains tax, holding back the push to enact a statewide $15 minimum wage, and best of all – cutting college tuition in our State’s colleges and universities.

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I am excited to be working with Mary Dye in Olympia. Mary’s diverse community service background and her experience in agriculture have prepared her for her current role as a legislator. I look forward to serving with Mary for years to come.

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