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State Senate OKs $544 Million For K-12 Construction

The Washington state Senate voted unanimously Monday to authorize $544 million in bonds for school construction projects, including $10 million for security upgrades spurred by the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

CBS Seattle–02/11/2013

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Republican-Leaning Coalition In State Senate Pursuing Leak Investigation

A Republican-dominated coalition in the state Senate is pursuing a leak investigation and declining to turn over documents related to a controversial state lawmaker.

CBS Seattle–01/16/2013

File - Washington Governor Chris Gregoire (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Gregoire Makes Final Speech, Tells Olympia To Preserve Education And Transportation

In her final speech before she leaves office, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday urged the Legislature to focus on education and transportation in the coming months of the new legislative session that started this week.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

Sen. Ed Murray (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

State Sen. Ed Murray To Run For Seattle Mayor

Sen. Ed Murray, the newly anointed Democratic leader in the state Senate, said Wednesday he intends to run for Seattle mayor next year.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2012

Sen. Ed Murray (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Dems Likely To Retain Majority In State Senate

Democrats are likely to retain their majority in the state Senate, but three undecided races will determine their margin over Republicans.

CBS Seattle–11/08/2012

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5 Things To Know About Today’s Election In Our State

Marijuana legalization, gay marriage and a Republican governor are just three of the five major issues with this year’s election.

CBS Seattle–11/06/2012

(photo via FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Battle Is On For Control Of State Senate

Whether Republicans or Democrats take control of the state Senate next year will be up to voters in a handful of districts.

CBS Seattle–11/06/2012

Brad Toft (photo from www.bradtoft.com)

State Senate Candidate Exaggerates Resume

Republican hopeful Brad Toft, who is running for a crucial Washington state Senate seat, has been exaggerating his education credentials, suggesting on his website that he has university degrees even though he doesn’t have any.

CBS Seattle–10/12/2012

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