Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 22


Associated Press
Boeing tops profit forecasts as airplane deliveries rise
Ethics board: Lawmakers can accept free US Open tickets
Yakima County deputy cleared in fatal shooting after chase
Yakima Basin drought forces early use of stored water
State hopes to avoid another ferry reservation failure
Overtime: Washington Legislature going into special session (Hunter)

Aberdeen Daily World
State approves first marijuana retailer in Hoquiam
Little Hoquiam Shipyard has a big-time reputation

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge teachers make plans to join statewide strike

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Gov. Inslee to decide on marijuana ‘cooperatives’

Camden: No clear road map for where auditor story is headed

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers agree on something: Special session seems inevitable (Hunter, Stanford, Ranker)
Burbank: A state income tax would meet budget needs  (Hunter)
Milbank: Speculation’s all that’s left for same-sex marriage foes
Singletary: Understanding credit’s long-term impact
Editorial: Take carbon reduction plan to the public

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way gets tourism boost from Legislature (Gregory)

Kirkland Reporter
Rep. Joan McBride has first bill signed into law (McBride)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Gov. Inslee to decide on marijuana ‘cooperatives’
Under the Dome: Wednesday, April 22, the 101st day of the 105-day legislative session (Hatfield, Hunter)
Editorial: Capital budget must fund UWT Urban Solutions Center

Olympian (subscription required)
South Sound unemployment rates fall in March
Opinion: State should boost Medicaid funding for elderly in care centers

Puget Sound Business Journal
A timely look at Washington state’s deteriorating bridges and clogged highways

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee won’t back treasurer’s income tax idea; budget war rages on
Seattle’s boom can’t fix construction, in two charts
One-third of WA state’s urban highways in poor shape, report says
Seattle should consider rent control, 2 council members say
Editorial: Clean up act on lead bullets used by law enforcement
Opinion: Trim down government, cut some elected offices

Seattle Weekly
How the Moneyed Masses of the Tech Sector Reshaped a Historic Logging Village
Seattle Heads Toward Equal Pay for Equal Work

Skagit Valley Herald
Strikes to include teachers from Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and Anacortes

Spokesman Review
Washington newborns will be screened for heart defects under new law (Riccelli)
Washington bill to ban certain therapies for gay youth likely dead (Liias)
Downtown alcohol impact area designation up for state renewal
Free golf tickets OK’d by Legislative Ethics Board
Spokane County jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent
Shawn Vestal: CEO sees what’s right for workers as best for business
Editorial: Change fails spirit of state wildlife programs

Tri-City Herald
Yakima Basin drought becomes a reality

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Local neurologist leads in unearthing the medical benefits of marijuana

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Income tax won’t get off ground in Washington state

Yakima Herald Republic
Positive start for federal wildfire-reduction program
Drought could harm programs aimed at helping fish
Letter: Voting truth shall be served


Washington teachers go on one-day strike
Groups says state needs to spend billions more on roads

Study says worst commute is between Tukwila and Bellevue

Seattle Teachers Union Leaders Recommend ‘One-Day Strike’ Over State Budget Battle
Measure To Relax State Payday Loan Restrictions Awaits Vote (Springer)

It’s Looking Like ‘The Era Of Special Sessions’ Will Continue In Olympia
Washington Lawmakers Can Accept Free U.S. Open Tickets If They Attend Seminar
Special Session Virtually Certain As Budget Negotiations Stall In Olympia
State Treasurer Says It’s Time For ‘Grand Bargain’ On Tax System
Pot Money Is Coming In Now, Where Should The State Spend It?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Teachers walk out to send message to Olympia
State lawmakers allowed to accept free US Open tickets

NW Public Radio
Special Session Virtually Certain As Budget Negotiations Stall In Olympia
Washington Lawmakers Can Accept Free U.S. Open Tickets If They Attend Seminar

Q13 TV (FOX)
Thousands of teachers to stage one-day strike to send message to lawmakers
Measles diagnosed in Spokane adult for first time in more than 20 years


Capitol Record (TVW)
Lawmakers talk about possibility of special session (Hunter)
Ban on aversion therapy for minors stopped from advancing on Senate floor (Liias)

Parties trade shots on state budget messages
Daily Troll: Governor wants leave without pay for Kelley
Daily Troll: Inslee dislikes income tax proposal

Still Not Adding Money (school levies)

Huffington Post
How Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 Changed These Workers’ Lives

GOP Targets Inslee’s Office with Robocalls

Seattle P.I.
Survey: Puget Sound’s worst commutes
Is rent in Seattle really that high?

ACLU Calls Legislature’s Plans to Raid Pot Taxes “Dangerously Shortsighted and Unwise” (Hargrove, Hunter, Ormsby, Sullivan, Gregerson, Reykdal)