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posted Friday, November 19, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 47
Ed Murray to chair fiscal policy Ways and Means committee
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Ed Murray to chair fiscal policy Ways and Means committee

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Sen. Ed Murray (D-43) returns to Olympia in January, he will chair the senate's powerful Ways and Means Committee.

Ways and Means is the state senate's primary fiscal committee with responsibility for developing operating and capital budgets and setting tax and pension policy.

In other words, all state business that has anything to do with money will go through Murray's committee.

He will also be a key player as the state tries to navigate a budget crisis made more severe by the failure of the state income tax initiative and the passage of I-1053, limiting the power of the legislature to raise taxes.

As chair of Ways and Means, Murray will manage a staff of 16 full-time employees.

Murray is replacing Sen. Margarita Prentice (D-11) who has announced that she will run for the leadership position of president pro tempore.

The president pro tem presides over the senate when the lieutenant governor is absent.

The previous president pro tem, Sen. Rosa Franklin (D-29), retired this year.

Murray had been chair of the senate Democratic Caucus, the number two spot in the Democratic party leadership. He will be replaced in that position by Sen. Karen Fraser (D-22).

Sen. Lisa Brown (D-3) was reelected as the senate's Democratic majority leader.

'I'm humbled to be considered for the role of Ways and Means chair,' Murray said.

'I don't come with any illusions about the challenges facing our state budget. But I believe my experience working across the aisle to write a budget well prepares me for the significant task ahead.'

Murray noted that he chaired the House Capital Budget Committee for three years during a period when Democrats and Republicans were evenly split and forced to share power

'I developed a strong relationship with my Republican counterpart,' Murray said, 'and together we produced an inclusive, bipartisan process and sound, bipartisan budget.'

He added that he hoped to reprise the performance.

'It's only through this kind of collaboration and bipartisan participation that we'll be able to tackle our major budget problem. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to get the job done,' Murray said.

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