Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 1


Associated Press
House, Senate budgets direct more money to education
Lawmakers consider ban on new powdered alcohol product before it ever hits stores (Hurst)
Senate Republicans release Washington state budget proposal (Sullivan, Carlyle)
Washington Senate wants college tuition cut, K-12 dollars
Democratic state revenue plan gets first public hearing (Carlyle)

Aberdeen Daily World
Nature Conservancy Buys 3,184 Acres on Hoh River

Ballard News Tribune
Josephine Maiorano serves as page in the state Senate (Kohl-Welles)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Editorial reprint: House budget lays out a good vision (Carlyle, Hunter)

Senate GOP budget proposal: No new taxes (Sullivan, Carlyle, Cleveland, Moeller)
In Our View: Idea Targets Prisons’ Woes (Dunshee)
Singletary: Short-term loans are just not worth it

The Daily News
Cowlitz County judge: State too slow in helping mentally ill suspects
Struggling local schools getting extra state money to boost test scores

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Dueling state budgets on the table now in Olympia (Sullivan, Carlyle)
Washington delegation is looking for new aerospace business in Montreal
Singletary: Short-term payday loans are just not worth it
Letter: Pass law to give vets holiday off

News Tribune (subscription required)
Senate budget would reject state worker contracts, offer smaller pay package
The new state tests: How will Washington students measure up?

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: House budget lays out a good vision (Hunter, Carlyle)
Opinion: Status of WSU med-school bill
Gov. Evans Opinion: First, do no harm to UW’s top-ranked medical school
Rep. Hunt Opinion: New WSU medical school would be good investment

Puget Sound Business Journal
Obama OKs sanctions for cyber attacks that harm national security or economy
UW joins thousands of Seattle businesses, raises minimum wage to $11 on the way to $15
Stuck in traffic on your way to work? So is 74 percent of Seattle
Senate Republicans propose $5.5M less than House Dems for new WSU med school
State House and Senate budgets zero in on funding for mental health
Repubs’ proposed Senate budget would cut UW tuition 30 percent

Sammamish Review
Editorial: Raise smoking age to 21 to save lives

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Measles vaccinations jump after scare, public dialogue
State GOP budget allocates education money without new taxes (Carlyle, Hunter)
Minimum-wage law takes effect, but agency in charge isn’t fully staffed
Seattle gridlock: We’re No. 5
UW panel examines high cost of living in Seattle
GOP senator stops minimum- wage hike in Olympia
Suit challenges class-size measure approved last fall
Seattle workers, restaurants get ready for ‘new world’ of wages
Editorial: Indiana could learn from Washington on equality
Guest Opinion: An alternative for Yakima to comply with the Voting Rights Act without dividing the city

Seattle Weekly
As the Fight for Affordable Housing Heats Up, Policy Solutions Take Shape (Chopp)
Why Do We Still Smoke?

Spokesman Review
Washington Senate GOP unveils rival budget (Carlyle, Nelson)
Washington House, Senate higher ed budgets at odds (Reykdal)
Wage, equal-pay, leave bills stalled in Washington Senate (Farrell)
Sen. Maria Cantwell promotes oil train safety bill
Spokane City Council makes sick leave policy a priority
Head Start marks 50 years of lessons
Editorial: Loan bill unfair to vulnerable Washington state borrowers

Tri-City Herald
Federal report due this summer in Plymouth gas plant explosion

UW Daily
Finding suicide prevention on campus (Orwall)


Lack of oversight in place for Seattle minimum wage law
Father of Marysville-Pilchuck shooter arrested on gun charge
Why background check failed to uncover record
More people join class action lawsuits against Premera

Governor Inslee calls travel ban a way to ‘speak loudly’ against discrimination
Republican budget cuts college tuition (Nelson)

Companies react as Seattle’s higher minimum wage takes effect
Prosecutor: Inquest into Pasco police shooting unlikely for months

Today Seattle Starts Phasing In The $15 Wage
Washington Senate Republicans Hold Hearing On $12 Minimum Wage

The Problem With Having Ferries In Their Late 40s
The Opposite Of The Dean’s List
King County Pledges To Reduce Number Of Beds For Locked-Up Kids
Washington Senate Republicans Increase Spending, Reject Higher Taxes In Budget

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Economist worried about impact of Seattle’s new minimum wage

NW Public Radio
Bill To Require Rideshare Companies To Carry Insurance (Habib)
Washington Senate Republicans Increase Spending, Reject Higher Taxes In Budget

Q13 TV (FOX)
Marysville school shooting victim remembered on her birthday; dad of shooter arrested
Seattle’s minimum wage law goes into effect this month


Capitol Record (TVW)
Compromise bill requiring insurance for Uber, Lyft drivers heard in committee (Kirby)
Washington state Senate proposes $38 billion budget with no tax increases (Nelson, Sullivan, Carlyle)

Capital gains and losses debated in Olympia (Carlyle, Hunter)
Olympia minimum wage bill killed (Farrell, Jinkins, Senn)
GOP budget: no new taxes, gimmicks and pot revenue (Sullivan, Carlyle)

Afternoon Jolt: Former Seattle Film and Music Director James Keblas Officially in Council Race (GOP budget & I-502 revenue)

The Push for $12 Minimum Wage Advances to Senate
A Statement About the Senate Budget
In Support of the House’s Revenue Proposals

Seattle P.I.
UW raises minimum wage for lowest paid non-student employees
Gov. Inslee to Sec. Jewell: No new oil leases in Arctic waters

SDC Hopper
Sen. Nelson: Senate Republican’s ‘prioritize concrete above kids’ (Nelson)

Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect Today

Washington State Wire
Editorial: The Cap is Out. Now What?