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November 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Democrats to try to eliminate tax advisory votes

Democrats are taking aim at Washington state’s tax advisory votes. State Sen. David Frockt said at a post-election fundraiser Thursday night he plans to introduce legislation as soon as next week to eliminate the votes, which he called “confusing, out of context and downright stupid.” The proposal may go nowhere, especially in an election year when Republicans…

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Comments | More in State government | Topics: David Frockt, Sam Hunt, tax advisory votes

November 9, 2013 at 4:38 PM

State Sen. Nick Harper, seen as rising star, abruptly resigns

State Sen. Nick Harper, who ousted an fellow Everett Democratic incumbent in a controversial 2010 primary and then quickly rose to become deputy caucus leader, has resigned. In a statement released just after the close of a special session Saturday, Harper said, “Unfortunately┬ámy work in Olympia takes me away from my family far too much. They…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: David Frockt, ed murray, Jean Berkey

November 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Ed Murray exits as Senate Dems’ leader; David Frockt steps in

OLYMPIA — State Sen. Ed Murray, the mayor-elect of Seattle, stepped down Friday as the Senate Democratic leader. Murray said he needed to devote his attention to the transition of becoming mayor. However, he plans to remain in the Legislature through the special session. He said he’ll set a date later for resignation from the Legislature. Sen….

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: David Frockt, Ed Murrary