Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Jan 14


Associated Press
Study: College performance incentives aren’t big success
Jay Inslee says fund education, transportation, clean energy (Sullivan)
LCD firm to pay Washington $13M to resolve price claim
Inslee pushes for cap-and-trade proposal
Inslee says he looked for fair tax proposals for Washington
Inslee says state must pass transportation plan
Inslee says early learning important part of state budget

Aberdeen Daily World
“Let’s do this.” (cleanup from flooding and mudslides)
Flood victims urged to complete damage reports; FEMA help depends on it
Hoquiam says disaster is a budget disaster, too
Frustrated, flooded residents vent to Hoquiam council

Bainbridge Island Review
Lawmakers launch Olympia session introducing some unusual proposals (Dunshee, Springer, Appleton)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Whatcom County’s first Native American judge to be sworn in Friday
LTE: Happy with Inslee’s carbon trade plan

Inslee: State at crossroads, with a choice (Moeller)
Camden: In legislative races, voters get what candidates pay for (Hunter)

Covington Reporter
House Republicans want education budget separate from General Fund spending plan (Hunter)

The Daily News
Editorial: Hope for young voters

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Gov. Inslee lays out priorities: Education, transportation, clean energy
Audit praises jail’s work to prevent sexual assaults and harassment
Burbank: Follow the money and fix the state budget
Editorial: Do no harm to medical care

Federal Way Mirror
Rep. Carol Gregory sworn in as newest Washington lawmaker (Gregory)

Issaquah Reporter
WSU, Bellevue College exploring partnership

News Tribune (subscription required)
SpaceX’s Dragon capsule and Elon Musk headed to Seattle this weekend
Editorial: Trade pact depends on fast-track authority for Obama

The Olympian
Check, please: Lawmaker would ban free meals for state officials (Hurst, Hunt)
Traffic relief on I-5 through JBLM could come as soon as 2020

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington state could enact tougher patent troll rules
Elite aerospace training center to serve industry veterans, help keep Boeing in Washington

Redmond Reporter
Rep.-elect McBride sworn into House (McBride)
Fish consumption rule proposed for Washington state
K-12: Expensive focus of 2015 legislative debates
Another shot at pot: State lawmakers prepare marijuana follow-up bills (Nelson, Hatfield, Kohl-Welles, Appleton, Fitzgibbon)
Lawmakers launch Olympia session introducing some unusual proposals (Dunshee, Springer, Appleton)
House Republicans want education budget separate from General Fund spending plan

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Oil prices’ slide helps Northwest businesses
State at crossroads, Inslee tells lawmakers (Hargrove)
Republican Rep. Manweller on why he dissed Supreme Court
Editorial: State Senate skirmishes distract from job ahead
Guest Opinion: Dan Evans and the efficacy of bipartisanship

Seattle Weekly
Three Issues to Watch in the 2015 Legislative Session

Skagit Valley Herald
Watch out for phony Revenue emails

Spokesman Review
Inland Northwest poultry producers urged to watch flocks for flu
Inslee urges new taxes in state of the state address (Ormsby, Riccelli)
Editorial: Lawmakers need to get busy fixing big problems

Tri-City Herald
China joins nations banning U.S. poultry and eggs after Benton County avian flu outbreak

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Supermajority for tax hike gets majority voter approval


Inslee not backing off calls for new taxes
Rape evidence ignored by police departments statewide (Orwall)
State to consider ivory ban to protect elephants (Pettigrew, Fitzgibbon)
WSDOT adjusting ‘unreasonable’ tolling on Highway 167

Low Marks, High Hopes For Washington’s Early Education System
Inslee’s State Of The State Highlights Partisan Split In Legislature

The Science Behind An Engineer’s Dire Warning About Bertha
In New Congress, Energy Efficiency May Be A Winner
New Apps Give Teens Easier, Persistent Access To Mental Help
Complications Abound For Hemp Farming In Northwest
Why It’s Hard To Regulate Medical Pot (Kohl-Welles)

NW Public Radio
Inslee’s State Of The State Highlights Partisan Split In Legislature
Complications Abound For Hemp Farming In Northwest
Inslee To Push Carbon Emissions Reduction


Capitol Record (TVW)
Inslee makes case for capital gains tax, carbon charges in 2015 State of State
Republicans say Inslee proposals would risk economy
Seahawks’ Wilson, Sherman in new health exchange PSA
On ‘Legislative Review:’ Two-thirds vote to raise taxes, opening day activities (Chopp)

The Daily Troll: SpaceX has out-of-this-world plans for Seattle. Amazon hooks up with Woody Allen. Honor for Pam Roach.
Tensions rise over Bertha project
Governor’s push on carbon emissions: What do Republicans say?

The Republicans’ Greatest Orator, Pam Roach, Elected President Pro Tem of the Washington State Senate

More Polling, Vulcan, and Seahawks
Jolt: Council Committee Approves Car Sharing Expansion
Gov. Inslee Delivers Populist State of the State Speech (Jayapal, Habib, Farrell, Jinkins, Pollet)

Senate “Education by Starvation” Proposal Proves that New Revenue is Needed

Seattle P.I.
Inslee: State at ‘crossroads,’ held back by ‘nation’s most unfair tax system’

The State of Our State Is _________ ?

Washington State Wire
Opinion: Municipals That Block Cannabis Should Be Blocked From Revenue Sharing. Fair is Fair. (Kohl-Welles)
Sen. Hill: Put 2/3rds of New Revenue to Education Funding (Rolfes)