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Political Chat: Only Two Things Still Certain -- Death And Taxes

OPB | Dec. 8, 2011 10 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 4:25 a.m. | Portland, OR

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The week in politics had a lot to do with those two sure things: death and taxes.

Washington legislators and Gov. Gregoire debated raising the state sales tax by half a percent while cutting the state budget.

In Salem, Gov. Kitzhaber’s moratorium on the death penalty drew rather surprising support from some Republican legislators. And proving that elections rarely take a holiday, the First Congressional District special election will be on your TV set amidst all those Christmas sales.

Our political guys, Bill and Jeff, have joined us again. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst; he’s at the OSU Media Center. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter and blogger for The Oregonian; he’s on the line.

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