Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, March 12


Associated Press
Bill to remove ‘personal beliefs’ exemption for vaccinations dies in House (Robinson)
UW study shows teens, adults not clear on Washington pot law
Washington state suing Super Bowl ticket seller
Senate passes bill to cut tuition at state universities (Frockt, Hargrove)

Bothell Reporter
House passes Stanford’s bill to improve railroad worker safety (Stanford)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Vaccination exemptions survive after bill loses steam
Inslee takes a neutral stance on Boeing tax breaks (Robinson)
Editorial: Senate bill a path for carbon reduction

Highline Times
Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson schedule telephone town hall for 33rd District (Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson)

Kirkland Reporter
House passes Stanford’s bill to improve railroad worker safety (Stanford)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
OUR VIEW | Small fish a big deal on Elwha

News Tribune (subscription required)
Ample state funding? Not for school construction (Hunter, Dunshee, Pedersen)
Under the Dome: Thursday, March 12, the 60th day of the 105-day legislative session
WA Senate passes measure aimed at regaining No Child Left Behind waiver (Mullet, Nelson)
Washington Senate votes to ban aversion therapy for sexual orientation, drug use (Liias)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington state’s equal pay law may soon get first major upgrade in 70 years (Senn)

Queen Anne News
LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Renters legislation adjusts to rental market (Kohl-Welles)

Redmond Reporter
Attorney General Ferguson files lawsuit over deceptive Super Bowl ticket sales

Seattle Times
State sues Super Bowl ticket broker that failed Hawks fans
Poll: Voters like charter schools but want more oversight (Darneille)
Lawmakers kill effort to slow ‘revolving door’ of state officials turned lobbyists (Carlyle, Sullivan)
State Senate OKs bill to include test scores in teacher evaluations
Guest Opinion: Collaboration can bring positive, disruptive innovation

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit well water access bill gains Senate approval

Spokesman Review
Washington state Senate passes bill to slash college tuition rates (Hunter, Kohl-Welles)
Lawsuit filed over Super Bowl tickets that never came
Pope Francis appoints Thomas Daly as new Catholic Bishop of Spokane
Washington Senate passes disclosure bill aimed at nonprofits (Billig)
Editorial: Washington leading way on suicide prevention

The Suburban Times
Conway to host town hall meeting, Mar. 14 (Conway)

Tri-City Herald
Brown bills pass state Senate as cutoff passes

West Seattle Herald
34th District Democrat meeting packed with heartfelt pitches against unfavorable legislation


Should mentally ill killer be allowed free?
Home detention bill approved by state House
State rules may relax for payday lenders

New complaints filed against Seattle cop tied to golf club arrest
Report finds greater chance of mega earthquake
Hispanic leader says he’ll talk to Justice Dept. about Pasco shooting
To vaccinate or not? Debate rages on for Washington parents

Bill Aims To Simplify Washington’s Business And Occupation Tax
Would Feds Withhold Education Funding Over Seattle High School’s Refusal To Test?
The Boss Can Force You To Buy Company’s Health Insurance

Why Seattle Is At The Center Of The High Stakes Test Debate

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Washington to sue Super Bowl ticket seller

NW Public Radio
Bills Die, Live To See Another Day As Wash. Legislature Heads Into Second Half
Oregon, Washington Lawmakers Balk At Tougher Vaccination Mandate


Capitol Record (TVW)
Transportation, minimum wage, mental health bills make cutoff
Vaccine exemption bill stalls in state House (Robinson)

Families would see a small increase in costs from carbon tax (Fitzgibbon)
Senate wants to lower tuition costs (Fraser)
Count Us In survey shows numbers of homeless youth holding steady
Attorney General files lawsuit against Super Bowl ticket pre-seller

City Council Fundraising Totals (Payday lending; Pettigrew, Santos, Nelson, Habib, Hatfield, Hobbs, Liias, Keiser, Ranker)

Morning News: Olympia Gives Poor People the Finger, Police Chief Shakes Up Command Staff (Jayapal, Liias, Chopp)
How a Bill to Roll Back Payday Lending Reforms Got One Step Closer to Being Law (Liias, Jayapal)

The Stand
‘$15 for Olympia’ campaign launches today with rally
‘1,000 Days Without a Raise’ rally Mar. 18 at Space Needle
Opinion: By every standard, guaranteeing paid sick days is a winner

Washington State Wire
Inslee Cap-and-Trade Bill to Open Legislative Session’s Second Act

West Seattle Blog
VIDEO: Mayor Murray Q/A at 34th District Democrats’ meeting (Nelson)