Ed Murray http://nwpr.org en Washington Senate Majority Could Be Imperiled By Sick Member http://nwpr.org/post/washington-senate-majority-could-be-imperiled-sick-member <p>The serious illness of a Washington state Senator could threaten to alter the balance of power in that legislative chamber. The majority is now potentially short a critical vote.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:59:34 +0000 Austin Jenkins 24840 at http://nwpr.org Washington Senate Majority Could Be Imperiled By Sick Member Reform Vs. Funding: Battle Shaping Up In Washington Legislature http://nwpr.org/post/reform-vs-funding-battle-shaping-washington-legislature <p></p><p>One of the key battles shaping up in Olympia this year is over education reform. The Senate’s new majority coalition is proposing a series of measures aimed at getting better results in the classroom. Among the ideas: a state takeover of failing schools. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:50:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 21762 at http://nwpr.org Reform Vs. Funding: Battle Shaping Up In Washington Legislature Opening Prayer In Washington Senate Stirs Marriage Controversy http://nwpr.org/post/opening-prayer-washington-senate-stirs-marriage-controversy <p></p><p>On an already tense first day of session in the Washington State Senate, the opening prayer became a source of controversy. It had to do with the issue of same-sex marriage. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:28:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 21173 at http://nwpr.org Normally Bipartisan Wash. Revenue Forecast Sees Partisan Flare-Up http://nwpr.org/post/normally-bipartisan-wash-revenue-forecast-sees-partisan-flare <p>Election year tensions erupted at Washington’s latest quarterly revenue forecast. At the center of the partisan flare-up Wednesday was former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi. He’s been appointed to finish out a vacancy in the Washington senate. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:22:07 +0000 Austin Jenkins 15474 at http://nwpr.org Normally Bipartisan Wash. Revenue Forecast Sees Partisan Flare-Up