Senator Schoesler says it's unfair for rural families to help pay tab for free rides


September 15, 2022

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Senator Mark Schoesler, R-9-Ritzville

OLYMPA–The statewide transportation package passed primarily by Puget Sound-area Democrats in March is now fully subsidizing public-transit and state-ferry travel in some parts of the state for anyone 18 or younger. An eastern Washington legislator, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler, says the free-rider program discriminates against kids in rural Washington.

"Unfortunately, this is another e...

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