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Political Chat: Good Week, Bad Week For Politicians

There’s a balance to politics. A little good news, a little bad.

Democrats in Salem were happy this week, as the state House passed one important proposal; but they couldn’t get enough votes for another.

It was also potentially a very good week — or a quite bad one — for Sen. Ron Wyden as his Senate colleague Max Baucus, from Montana, announced his retirement.

And the ever-present struggle over light rail in the proposed Columbia River Crossing continued this week.

Our political guys Bill and Jeff, have joined us again. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian.

Hear their conversation by clicking the audio file above.

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