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November 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Senate Democrats raise concerns GOP getting rid of non-partisan staff

Senate Democrats raised concerns Friday that the GOP-led majority in Senate is getting rid of top non-partisan committee staff managers. Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, said it was her understanding there was pressure from the GOP-led majority caucus to “hire some political-type individuals into the non-partisan staff. Interviews were done. Those individuals were not…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Karen Fraser, rodney tom, Sharon Nelson

January 22, 2013 at 4:18 PM

State Senate scales back plans to investigate Roach leak

The state Senate has apparently scaled back plans to investigate who leaked documents involving state Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, to the media. The Associated Press reported earlier this month that Roach violated Senate policy by verbally attacking a Senate Republican staffer last year. The information came from leaked documents. Republicans,…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: investigation, Karen Fraser, leaks