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January 14, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Republicans take control of the state Senate

Republicans officially took control of the state Senate on Monday after voting down a Democratic proposal to split power down the middle. Democratic Sens. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, and Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, crossed party lines to give the GOP a 25-24 majority. They call themselves the Majority Coalition Caucus. They offered to let Democrats chair…


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