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Flemming right, Muri wrong on sponsor of 911 tax sunset clause

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on Aug. 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
August 3, 2012 12:20 pm

Pierce County Council members Stan Flemming and Dick Muri have clashed over many statements they’ve made during their race for the new 10th Congressional District seat.

Here’s one where Muri, R-Steilacoom, concedes he was wrong: who sponsored the 25-year sunset clause for the South Sound 911 sales tax increase voters approved in November.

Flemming’s campaign has pointed out that Muri claimed during a debate in March that he sponsored the sunset on the tax. Flemming, R-University Place, said he was the prime sponsor of the clause, which council documents confirm.

When asked by The News Tribune, Muri said he thought the amendment was offered by a council committee he sits on, but later learned he was incorrect.

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