Mike Carrell http://www.kplu.org en Washington Senate majority back to 25 members http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-senate-majority-back-25-members <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/060513AJ_OBan_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Washington Senate’s coalition caucus has reclaimed its majority status. Republican Steve O’Ban was sworn in Wednesday. He fills the seat of the late Mike Carrell who died last week during treatment of a pre-leukemia condition.<p>O’Ban’s appointment was fast-tracked in order to restore the mostly Republican coalition’s one vote majority during final budget negotiations.<p>O’Ban says he hopes to emulate Carrell’s legislative style. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:58:49 +0000 Austin Jenkins 9004 at http://www.kplu.org Washington Senate majority back to 25 members