Patty Murray http://kplu.org en Despite Public Pessimism, Murray Remains Optimistic about Budget http://kplu.org/post/despite-public-pessimism-murray-remains-optimistic-about-budget <p></p><p>Washington Sen. Patty Murray is the top Democrat on a conference committee charged with hashing out a budget by mid-December, and she’s well aware many pundits and citizens have low expectations.</p><p>“I don’t blame anybody for being pessimistic about this,” Murray said at an appearance in Seattle. “Our country’s been through a lot.”</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:49:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10620 at http://kplu.org Despite Public Pessimism, Murray Remains Optimistic about Budget Defund Obamacare? Sen. Murray: 'It's Not Gonna Happen' http://kplu.org/post/defund-obamacare-sen-murray-its-not-gonna-happen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s senior senator says she won’t let Republicans sacrifice the new health care law in order to pass a budget. The Republican-controlled House is pushing a plan that would do just that. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Patty Murray took to the Senate floor Wednesday to tell them, “It’s not </span>gonna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> happen.”</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10063 at http://kplu.org Defund Obamacare? Sen. Murray: 'It's Not Gonna Happen' Olympic Peninsula wilderness plan is scaled back, but is it a compromise? http://kplu.org/post/olympic-peninsula-wilderness-plan-scaled-back-it-compromise <p>Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks hit the Olympic Peninsula Thursday, trying to sell locals on a <a href="http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsreleases?ContentRecord_id=54a6372f-2583-441c-9fa2-2006a9d4b8a3">plan to designate more wilderness </a>there. They say their latest bill is a grand compromise, and they’re hoping to convince Olympic Peninsula communities that fought earlier versions.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:06:23 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5998 at http://kplu.org Olympic Peninsula wilderness plan is scaled back, but is it a compromise? Murray urges supercommittee to not get "boxed in" by pledges http://kplu.org/post/murray-urges-supercommittee-not-get-boxed-pledges <p>U.S. Senator Patty Murray has debuted in her newest high profile role. The Washington Democrat co-chairs the so-called supercommittee on federal debt reduction. It held its first meeting today in Washington, DC., and Murray provided opening remarks.</p><p>This fall, the deficit cutting committee will recommend $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 22:10:25 +0000 Colin Fogarty 2581 at http://kplu.org Murray urges supercommittee to not get "boxed in" by pledges Senator Murray touts new jobs legislation http://kplu.org/post/senator-murray-touts-new-jobs-legislation <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982515.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982515.mp3</a></p><p>It seems like everyone is talking about the J word lately. That would be JOBS. The President was on the road in the Midwest talking about them this week.</p><p>Now Democratic Senator Patty Murray spent a couple hours at a local Seattle factory talking about how to keep them, how to create them and how to train people for them.</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:20:24 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2352 at http://kplu.org Senator Murray touts new jobs legislation Sen. Murray selected to deficit committee, criticism follows http://kplu.org/post/sen-murray-selected-deficit-committee-criticism-follows <p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has named Democrat Patty Murray of Washington to co-chair a powerful &quot;super committee&quot; charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall.</p><p>The choice immediately drew cries of disbelief from conservatives.</p><p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:18:57 +0000 Tom Banse 2291 at http://kplu.org Sen. Murray selected to deficit committee, criticism follows Light rail tunneling to begin at University of Washington http://kplu.org/post/light-rail-tunneling-begin-university-washington <p>Senator Patty Murray broke a bottle of champagne on a tunnel-boring machine near Husky Stadium to kick off work Monday on another link in the<a href="http://www.soundtransit.org/"> Sound Transit</a> light-rail system.</p><p>The $2 billion, three-mile tunnel will connect the university with Seattle&#39;s Capitol Hill neighborhood and the downtown Westlake Center. Mon, 16 May 2011 21:58:29 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1608 at http://kplu.org Light rail tunneling to begin at University of Washington Local business hurt by gas prices seek help from Congress http://kplu.org/post/local-business-hurt-gas-prices-seek-help-congress <p><br /><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964377.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964377.mp3</a></p><p>U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell say Wall Street speculation in the oil and gas market is directly affecting small business in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>At a news conference held at Local Roots Organic in Seattle they were joined by several business owners who said high gas prices are taking a toll on their bottom line. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:59:08 +0000 Paula Wissel 1236 at http://kplu.org Local business hurt by gas prices seek help from Congress Tanker deal is big win for Washington aerospace, 10 years in the making http://kplu.org/post/tanker-deal-big-win-washington-aerospace-10-years-making <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954560.mp3</p><p>Aerospace workers in the Puget Sound region are celebrating.&nbsp; So is the state&#39;s congressional delegation, which has fought for 10 years to win a lucrative contract to build a refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:18:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 875 at http://kplu.org Tanker deal is big win for Washington aerospace, 10 years in the making Senator Patty Murray to chair Committee on Veterans Affairs http://kplu.org/post/senator-patty-murray-chair-committee-veterans-affairs <p>Washington's Senior US Senator, Patty Murray, has become the first woman ever appointed as chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.</p><p><a href="http://www.theolympian.com/2011/01/27/1522115/patty-murray-to-head-veterans.html">Murray replaces Democratic Sen. Daniel Akaka</a> of Hawaii as the new committee chair.&nbsp; According to <span class="creditline">Rob Hotakainen, Staff </span><span class="creditline">writer at the Olympian, </span>Akaka is an 86-year-old veteran of World War II and has headed the committee for the last four years.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:06:22 +0000 KPLU News Staff & Bellamy Pailthorp 662 at http://kplu.org Senator Patty Murray to chair Committee on Veterans Affairs On Earthquakes - political and real http://kplu.org/post/earthquakes-political-and-real-0 <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px;">The nation is watching the northwest, with&nbsp;<strong>earthquakes - political and real&nbsp;</strong>- in mind.</span></p><div style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',Times,serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em;"><strong>One That Didn&rsquo;t Happen</strong></p> Fri, 05 Nov 2010 08:05:43 +0000 Gary Davis 101 at http://kplu.org On Earthquakes - political and real Murray widens lead, Rossi concedes bid for US Senate http://kplu.org/post/murray-widens-lead-rossi-concedes-bid-us-senate <p><b>Democrat Patty Murray has defeated&nbsp;</b>Republican challenger Dino Rossi after a third day of vote tallying in their closely fought race for the U.S. Senate. Fri, 05 Nov 2010 02:58:28 +0000 Gary Davis 100 at http://kplu.org Murray widens lead, Rossi concedes bid for US Senate Vote count increases Murray's lead http://kplu.org/post/vote-count-increases-murrays-lead <p>Democrat Patty Murray has slightly expanded her lead over Republican Dino Rossi in Washington&#39;s too-close-to-call U-S Senate Race. Democrats remain confident she will ultimately prevail in her re-election bid.<br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); " /> <br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); " /> Several Washington counties have updated their vote tallies. Democrat Murray has gained a tad on Republican Rossi. Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:49:43 +0000 Austin Jenkins 95 at http://kplu.org Vote count increases Murray's lead Close Margin Expected in Washington Senate race http://kplu.org/post/close-margin-expected-washington-senate-race <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px;">Election lawyers are on stand-by in Washington in the event of a super-close U-S Senate race. Polls show Republican challenger <strong>Dino Rossi</strong> neck-and-neck with incumbent Democrat <strong>Patty Murray</strong>.</span></p> Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:02:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 89 at http://kplu.org Close Margin Expected in Washington Senate race Murray-Rossi race could be cliffhanger, local foreclosures surge: bring on the blues http://kplu.org/post/murray-rossi-race-could-be-cliffhanger-local-foreclosures-surge-bring-blues <p>There&#39;ll be a lot of buzz today <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/0/13/1718717/Top.Stories/Washington.Poll.Murray-Rossi.Race.Tightens">about the latest poll</a> on the Senate race between Dino Rossi and incumbent Patty Murray. &nbsp;<strong>The KCTS 9 - KPLU - Washington Poll</strong> shows a narrowing lead for Murray, from 8% two weeks ago to 4.3% this week. Still, among likely voters, Murray is up 6%. It all points to a race that might not be decided election night, and perhaps for weeks to come. Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:14:14 +0000 Gary Davis 86 at http://kplu.org Murray-Rossi race could be cliffhanger, local foreclosures surge: bring on the blues