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By Kylee Zabel
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

State Legislature coalition sets priorities


Could this be “the year of the Grand Bargain in Olympia?” Sen. Ed Murray believes so after Washington House of Representative and Senate leadership members met Jan. 10, at the Associated Press briefing to discuss their priorities for this coming legislative session, all agreeing to make funding education the number one priority for both houses.

With the recent formation of the Senate coalition this past December, questions were raised concerning the Senate’s ability to work in a bipartisan way. When asked about his priorities this session, Senator Murray (D-43rd District, Seattle), current majority leader, said the goal of the body was to govern responsibly.

Referencing Alan Rosen...

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