State Senate Republican Leader Mike Hewitt announced today he would step down from the top position in the GOP caucus after seven years, saying he aims to “to promote new Senate leadership from the center.”
It’s one more sign that it’s a new era in the Senate. Top GOP budget writer Joe Zarelli didn’t run for re-election, so Republicans will have newcomers in their two most important jobs. Among Democrats, Majority Leader Lisa Brown didn’t run for re-election, and Ways and Means Committee chairman Ed Murray has replaced Brown, leaving an opening for a new top Democratic budget writer.
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