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The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

December 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Sen. Patty Murray: Budget deal will restore public trust in Congress

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says the budget deal she and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan announced Tuesday will “restore trust that had been lost by people across the country that we could function as a Congress and as a democracy.” In an interview with The Seattle Times shortly after a news conference announcing the deal, Murray, the…

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December 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM

State Senate majority plans to pick up where it left off last session

The state Senate majority caucus congratulated itself Tuesday for surviving a year and vowed to pursue legislation that did not pass last session, including changes to K-12 education and workers compensation. The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus was born a year ago when Democratic Sens. Rodney Tom, of Medina, and Tim Sheldon, of Potlatch, announced…

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