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October 18, 2013 at 7:03 AM

If Ed Murray wins, the environment loses

Candidates go head-to-head during TV debate In last week’s mayoral debate, state Sen. Ed Murray leaned heavily on his long list of endorsements from the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, to labor, business and environmental groups [“Battle for top job in Seattle heats up during TV debate,” page one, Oct. 10]. Yes, Murray is the obvious choice for…

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0 Comments | More in Mayor's race, Sen. Ed Murray | Topics: Mayor Mike McGinn, mayor's race, Sen. Ed Murray

March 2, 2013 at 7:00 AM

State Supreme Court ends two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases

Sen. Ed Murray works for the state, not a political party How can Senate Democratic Leader Ed Murray say the state Supreme Court’s overturning the two-thirds voting requirement protects us from the tyranny of the minority [“Raising taxes gets easier — and politically harder,” page one, March 1]? The voters last November approved it by 64…

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0 Comments | More in Politics, Taxes | Topics: Sen. Ed Murray, Tim Eyman, two-thirds vote requirement

February 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Three Democratic senators sponsored gun bill they didn’t fully support

Legislators should understand what they propose Kudos to Danny Westneat. He took on three Washington state Democratic senators and exposed them for the bumbling incompetents they are [“Dems keep shooting themselves in foot,” NWSunday, Feb. 24]. I suspect they will introduce other legislation they haven’t read in the future, but it is nice to see…

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0 Comments | More in Firearms, Gun control, Politics, Washington Legislature | Topics: Danny Westneat, Democrats, Sen. Adam Kline