Washington State House Democrats


Friday, April 3


Aberdeen Daily World
UW, NASA prepare for effort to measure precipitation in Olympic Peninsula

Associated Press
State: No emails between auditor, employee who is old friend
Senate OKs bill changing tax structure of marijuana law
Judge: Washington must fix problem with jailing mentally ill
Senate approves lowering threshold for felony DUI
Senate debates dozens of amendments on budget bill (Nelson, Hargrove)
Economy continues steady improvement, Buffett says

Bellingham Herald
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Editorial reprint: Senate pay plan is wrong solution

Central Kitsap Reporter
Op-Ed: Do voters really want smaller class sizes?

Moeller skeptical session will end on time (Moeller)
Editorial: Shrouded In Secrecy

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Property crimes plague county, state at higher than average rates
DHS seeks national license plate tracking system
Tussle on GOP rule change slowing action on Senate budget
No Discover Pass needed at state parks on Saturday
Editorial: State House and Senate budgets: Tax increases meet two goals

Kirkland Reporter
Sen. McAuliffe voices dismay over lack of productivity in education committee (McAuliffe)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Senate pay plan is wrong solution

Peninsula Daily News
State parks fund gap outlined to rangers at Port Townsend training session

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Tom Douglas removes 2 percent minimum wage surcharge
Senate GOP changes voting rules on budget (Hatfield, Ranker)
Olympia Watch: Early learning, student restraint bills survive latest cutoff (Pollet)
Jerry Large: Kids, jails a bad combination; society can do better
Editorial: Freeze or cut college tuition, but make up for lost revenue (Pollet)
Guest Columnist: Unkept promises of public-health education on marijuana

Spokesman Review
House passes budget, Senate must try again (Carlyle, Hargrove, Nelson, Ranker)
Rogers’ Wyborney selected as state Principal of the Year
Supreme Court rules against Spokane teachers on records requests
WALeg Day 81: Senate devises new calisthenics
Editorial: Budget plans don’t reflect reality of most Washingtonians

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: DOE should have held State of the Hanford Site meeting

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima City Council calls special meeting to discuss voting rights lawsuit


Budgets concern commissioner who faces hot, dry forecast

Additional dollars for fighting wildfires being withheld

Restaurants change pricing to adapt to new Seattle minimum wage

Federal Judge: Washington Jail Inmates Must Get Competency Services Within 7 Days
New VA Facility In Seattle Will Focus On Mental Health And Research

NW Public Radio
Federal Judge: Washington Jail Inmates Must Get Competency Services Within 7 Days


The dark side of Expedia’s move to Seattle
Video: Parties divided as state budget negotiations get underway
Committee recommends bill to manufacture small nuclear reactors

Budget Leaders Disagree Over Pot Revenue (Tarleton, Carlyle)

SDC Hopper
Sen. Nelson: Parliamentary tricks and phony rules stall budget process (Nelson)
Mullet: Budget amendments sought to protect Issaquah, taxpayers (Mullet)

Seattle P.I.
Expedia latest big employer to make beeline for liberal Seattle

The Morning News: More Lightning Hits the Seattle Area, State Republicans Propose Cutting College Tuition by 25 Percent