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By State Senator Mark Schoesler
Ninth District 

Legislative Commentary: March 21, 2019


Last updated 3/21/2019 at 11:09am

Dear Friends,

To get a good sense of how the priorities differ this year between the left side of the Senate aisle and our conservative side, let’s look at what happened Wednesday. That was the “house of origin cutoff” day, meaning bills that originated in the Senate had to be voted over to the House – and vice versa – by 5 p.m., or they would be considered “dead” for the year.

There were several worthwhile bipartisan bills on our voting calendar, like SB 5589, my legislation to clearly prohibit local governments from imposing a jobs tax (similar to what Seattle tried to do la...

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