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October 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Sawant blasts Seattle City Council spending on business conference

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant says the city shouldn’t be spending thousands of dollars in public funds for several councilmembers to attend a business conference at a mountain resort this week. The practice smacks of “corporate favoritism” because the annual conference includes speeches by business executives and schmoozing with lobbyists, Sawant says. Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Nick Licata, Sally Clark, Sally Bagshaw,…


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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….


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