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January 31, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Big ‘whoops’ from Mayor Murray’s office

Shortly after the state Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the state version of the Dream Act, which would allow financial aid for students illegally brought to the United States as children, the office of Mayor Ed Murray put out a press release praising its passage. But press spokeswoman Rosalind Brazel, on the job for less than…


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October 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Angel, Schlicher state Senate race leaps past $2 million mark

The race for the 26th District state Senate seat is looking like a campaign for Congress with more than $2.5 million flowing into the contest. It’s a record for a state Senate seat, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Both parties view the seat, representing parts of Pierce and Kitsap counties,¬†as a linchpin for…


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April 3, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Sen. Ed Murray: GOP budget out today has Dems’ input

Senate Democratic Leader Ed Murray says the budget being released today by the GOP-led majority has input from Democrats, but he does not consider it bipartisan. The majority caucus is expected to release its spending proposal at noon on Wednesday. Republicans have said they will meet state Supreme Court demands for more education funding and close…


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November 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Benton, Probst neck and neck in state Senate race

State Sen. Don Benton and Rep. Tim Probst are in a virtual dead heat in a battle that will determine whether Democrats maintain their 27-22 Senate majority or see it eroded by one position. Probst, who lost the lead on Thursday, regained it Friday, out-polling Benton by just 16 votes out of nearly 56,000 counted so…


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