Patty in the News

Senator Patty Murray wants to save Washington families money by extending a payroll tax cut into next year. The Senate should vote on the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011 this week. Murray says "This legislation will save an average middle class family in Washington over $1,700 and would provide broad tax relief to over 150,000 small businesses in the state". She's calling on her colleagues to support the legislation which proposes a 3.1% tax cut, up from the current 2% cut. The Senate is expected to vote later this week. Online: Her push has prompted an interactive map on the Senator's website to highlight the potential impact on each county if the tax is not extended. You can see it here and select your county.

- KXLY