Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, April 14


Associated Press
OSPI to offer alternative plan for state education budget
House Democrats release transportation revenue plan (Clibborn, Fey)
Washington House votes for powdered alcohol prohibition (Hurst)
Lawmaker wants to use aircraft carriers for toll bridge

Bainbridge Island Review
State House considers study of using old aircraft carriers as bridges

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Sen. Cantwell hears from Whatcom, Skagit officials on oil train safety
Op-ed (Denny Heck): Providing equal pay for equal work would lift everyone
Editorial reprint: Training bill is big help to teachers
Editorial: Our Voice: Not all needs being met in Senate and House budget proposals

Bothell Reporter
UW Bothell among five campuses honored in Olympia for 25 years of educational excellence

County’s legislators know transportation package could change (Moeller, Wylie)
Sowell: ‘Climate change’ debate should be settled by science
In Our View: Make College Within Reach

The Daily News
Fair organizers fighting for funds from Washington Legislature

Everett Herald (subscription required)
38 county schools earn Washington Achievement Awards
Democrats, GOP differ on transportation spending reform (Clibborn, Sells)
Liias bill on payday loans nearly dead in legislature (Ryu, Stanford, Liias, Chase, McAuliffe)
Supply chain problems keep Boeing parked on Paine Field runway
Op-ed by Sen. Ranker: Anti-discrimination battles fought here, too
Editorial: Lawmakers watering down water quality

News Tribune (subscription required)
Under the Dome: Tuesday, April 14, the 93rd day of the 105-day legislative session (Hurst)
Time running out to comment on Tacoma Narrows Bridge rate hike
Legislature’s Democrats, Republicans agree on gas tax increase, at odds on details (Fey, Clibborn)
Whistleblower audit clears Corrections official
Editorial: State carbon dioxide cap-and-trade plans need serious vetting

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: High-alcohol sales ban is expanded
Editorial: Training bill is big help to teachers

Peninsula Daily News
Lawmaker eyes $90,000 study of aircraft carriers as Bremerton-Port Orchard toll bridge; cites tourism draw, honor for ‘greatest generation’

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State Dems, GOP not far apart on transportation plan (Farrell, Clibborn, Fey)
Seattle council approves paid parental leave for city workers
Guest Opinion: Craft beer brewers need tax relief | columnist
Guest Opinion: Reform our tax system with a flat-rate personal income tax

Seattle Weekly
Capitol Hill’s Homeless LGBT Protest, But Can Anyone Hear Them?

Spokesman Review
Gas tax hike closer (Clibborn, Riccelli)
Family decries chance of murderer’s release
Survey: Two-thirds of Spokane County residents believe in global warming
Spokane County would get $92 million for capital projects under Senate budget
House gas-tax package: More money for city, less for Valley (Clibborn, Riccelli)
Editorial: Juvenile justice upkeep wise use of county sales tax

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State lawmakers don’t know limits of their authority

Yakima Herald Republic
New Yakima election system to go forward


Seattle CEO to pay employees $70,000 minimum wage
Seattle spent $40 million on homeless services in 2014
More viaduct analysis advised before Bertha digging resumes

SR-410 bridge subcontractor had previous citations
Island County jail inmate may have died from dehydration
City agency: Bertha settlement woes could cost $4 million more

Activists Push To Save Washington Voting Rights Act

Medical Marijuana Regulation One Step From Inslee’s Desk
Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment
Seattle’s New Parking Meters Smart Enough To Charge More At Peak Times
Should Washington State Recognize César Chávez Day? (Hudgins)
Gas Tax Package Still Alive As Washington Lawmakers Hit Homestretch (Clibborn)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Lawmaker wants to use old aircraft carriers to build new bridge

NW Public Radio
Medical Marijuana Regulation One Step From Inslee’s Desk
Should Washington State Recognize César Chávez Day? (Hudgins)
Gas Tax Package Still Alive As Washington Lawmakers Hit Homestretch (Clibborn)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle company to set new ‘minimum wage’ — $70,000 a year
Hidden cameras reveal airport workers stealing from suitcases; 214 luggage thefts in Seattle last year
Seattle: Damaged downtown water pipe must be replaced; expected cost $4M


Capitol Record (TVW)
Bill to discourage ‘patent trolls’ heads to governor (Jinkins)

Legislature close to allowing more sealing of juvenile records (Kagi)
Gas tax hike looks likely to be just under 12 cents (Sullivan)

SDC Hopper
Video: Beef Day 2015! (Hatfield)

Seattle P.I.
Council votes paid parental leave for Seattle city employees

The Stand
‘$15 is Just the Beginning!’ Actions Wednesday across state, nation
Public Service Matters events across state Saturday, April 18