Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, January 7



Associated Press
Report: 2 lawmakers both at fault for Senate spats
Tim Eyman proposes his latest tax initiative

Bellingham Herald
Blog:  Bill would make it easier to track lobbyist giving  (Moeller, Sullivan)
Blog:  Environmentalists win a round in coal dust lawsuit vs. BNSF

Lawmakers to host town hall Saturday (Moeller, Wylie, Cleveland)
Blog: New government transparency effort sparked in Olympia (Pollet)

Everett Herald
Some Machinists seek new vote on Boeing offer
Boeing delivered record 648 jetliners in 2013
Editorial:  Make permits predictable

Islands’ Sounder
New features on WSF website

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New rules require hospitals to disclose health care policies (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter
Three die from flu virus at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, doctors urge vaccinations

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State to weigh in on new EpiPen law for schools
Forum on education set for Wednesday (Seaquist, Haigh, Rolfes)

Redmond Reporter
Governing.com honors Rep. Habib  (Habib)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Boeing beginning search for Washington site for composite wing plant
Health care act challenges delay state Plan B case
Tacoma’s Laurie Jinkins gets a chairwoman’s gavel (Jinkins, Appleton, Fitzgibbon, Pedersen)
Tim Eyman’s newest plan: slash sales tax by $1B unless lawmakers put 2/3s tax-vote question on ballot
Sen. Kline from Seattle to retire from Legislature
Op-ed: Peter Callaghan: Machinists vs. Boeing and a bunch of state governments

Olympian (subscription required)
Tim Eyman’s newest plan: slash sales tax by $1B unless lawmakers put 2/3s tax-vote question on ballot
Lobbyist freebies on legislative agenda (Moeller, Hunt, Hunter, Sullivan)

Marijuana news: Poll shows growing support for legalized pot; Prospective Clark County marijuana retailers line up for state licenses
Legal pot in Clark County; PPS strike; Downton reviewed: Monday’s Top 5 news roundup (video)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seahawks business winners: Nonprofits to receive more than $88k from sports license plates

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Boeing’s 2013 deliveries soar to record despite 787 woes
Got breakfast? Thousands of Washington kids don’t | Education Lab
Blog: Affordable housing in Seattle just as important as minimum wage
Guest: How privatization drove up the cost of liquor

Seattle Weekly
Eyman Unveils Latest (Potentially Devastating) Initiative
‘The Advocate’ Names Seattle Third Gayest City In America

Skagit Valley Herald
State puts marijuana applicants to the test

Yakima Herald Republic
$6.6M project will make Naches-Tieton Road safer for trucks
Yakima school officials call winter break lunches worthwhile
Editorial:  Machinists’ vote is good news for state




Gay Eastside Catholic drama coach announces engagement
Could the machinists’ second vote be overturned?
Another flu death; officials warn of ‘unusual’ season

Detours begin on Seattle waterfront for seawall replacement
Deadly flu season hitting big in the Pacific Northwest
When will ‘Big Bertha’ get back to work?

In Attempt To Resurrect Anti-Tax Rule, Eyman Files Measure With Costly Caveat
Investors, Farmers May Return To Grain West Of The Cascades
Boeing Delivers Record Number Of Jetliners In 2013

Some Local Machinists Asking For A Recount Of Boeing Contract Vote
What Boeing Contract Extension Means For Organized Labor Nationally
Public Hearings On Charter School Proposals Begin Today

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Boeing Machinists want another contract vote
Dave Ross: Our affair with Boeing is rife with complications

NW Public Radio
Taxes On Pot Could Limit Sales
Northwest Craft Distilleries Hung-over After Washington Liquor Privatization

Q13 TV (FOX)
Some Boeing Machinists call for recount on contract vote
Eastside students speak up for vice principal fired for same-sex marriage



Capitol Record
Eyman initiative demands constitutional amendment vote on tax hikes
On TVW this week: AP Legislative Forum, transportation committee

City’s new era: Carrying more of the social service burden

HDC Advance
Become a well-informed Washivore in 2014
Washington’s economy in 2013: a look back

2014 Reg’ler Session

Non-Profit Hopes to Combat Government Dysfunction
Labor Rights: Reaching out to Vulnerable Communities

Fizz: The problem surfaced on the left and the right (Billig)

Washington Voters Are the “Biggest Pinheads” in America

Washington Ledge
Washington Initiative Promoter Files Measure To Resurrect Anti-Tax Rule