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By State Senator Mark Schoesler
Ninth District 

Legislative Commentary: April 11, 2019


Last updated 4/11/2019 at 11:11am

Dear Friends,

One of the many flaws in the 2019-21 budget proposed a week ago by the Senate’s Democrat majority was that it lacked new funding to allow 20 more students at WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. When the budget came to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, I offered an amendment to fix that. It was rejected. Yesterday, when the budget came before the full Senate for a vote, Senator Jeff Holy from the neighboring 6th District – a proud Cougar graduate – offered the same amendment. It was rejected again.

It’s hard enough to understand how the...

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