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Q&A with Sen. Mark Schoesler on Janus, mental health, and the 2019 legislative session

Senator Mark Schoesler is the Minority Leader of the Washington State Senate and a member of both the Senate Ways & Means and Rules Committees....Read More

Montana Attorney General: coal producing states “held hostage” by politicians in Washington State

At the end of May, during a panel at the 2018 Montana Energy Summit, energy industry leaders and Republican lawmakers called out Washington State as...Read More

Sen. Rolfes: Supreme Court online sales tax ruling likely to require “follow-up legislation” in 2019

By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states are allowed to collect sales taxes from online retailers even if the businesses do...Read More

State revenue forecast up $298 million but trade war threat looms

Washington's economy continues to outperform the nation, but the threat of a trade war puts a damper on the good news from today's state revenue forecast. ...Read More

Murray blasts Trump on Canada, Mexico, and EU tariffs

On Thursday Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued a scathing letter in defense of Washington State, chastising President Trump for the recent tariffs against Canada, Mexico,...Read More

Despite head tax repeal, Sens. Schoesler and O’Ban to continue moving forward with new tax legislation

Senators Schoesler and O’Ban say they will continue moving forward with the separate tax bills they have proposed in response to the tax....Read More

Schoesler says Republican senators will work to ensure Washington remains best place for aerospace

Senator Schoesler offered this response to the governor’s announcement that highlighted a study characterizing Washington as the best place to build airplanes...Read More

Gov. Inslee fields questions on head tax and ST3 lawsuit during aerospace press conference

Inslee answers questions on how Seattle's head tax and the ST3 lawsuit might impact Boeing's continued business in Washington....Read More

Washington called a “blockade” to international trade during Montana Energy Summit

During the 2018 Montana Energy Summit, Republican lawmakers and energy industry leaders called out Washington State as a barrier to international trade...Read More

Report: severe decline in new business creation following the Great Recession

Twenty U.S. counties alone generated half of the United States’ new business establishments in the 2010s....Read More