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October 26, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Sen. Patty Murray will fight for sustainable budget

Call on multinational companies to pay fair share of taxes Sen. Patty Murray is brave to be taking on the task of trying to negotiate with Republicans to find a solution to our pending budget crisis [“Patty Murray’s latest task: Craft budget peace,” page one, Oct. 24]. From shutting down Mount Rainier National Park to threatening benefits…

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Comments | More in Economy, government | Topics: Budget crisis, Sen. Patty Murray

February 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Sen. Patty Murray and Danny Westneat weigh in on sequestration

Government spending not acknowledged Sen. Patty Murray’s op-ed “Avoiding sequestration requires balance, cooperation, certainty” [Opinion, Feb. 27] lays out a purportedly fair plan while blaming the opposition in advance it if fails. What Murray fails to acknowledge is how badly government spending is out of control. If Murray’s plan to raise revenue by new taxes on…

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Comments | More in budget cuts, Congress, Politics | Topics: Danny Westneat, Sen. Patty Murray, Sequestration

February 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Sen. Patty Murray aims to expand protections of wilderness

Wild Olympics bill sees diverse support I support the Wild Olympics bill [“Murray seeks to expand wild lands,” NWWednesday, Feb. 13]. Wild Olympics designates a wilderness buffer around Olympic National Park. The consultation process over the past four years earned support from groups that sometimes disagree. I urge readers to contact state Rep. Derek Kilmer…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Olympic National Park, Sen. Patty Murray, wild lands