Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, April 23


Associated Press
Gov. Inslee vetoes bill to raise Washington speed limits
In Earth Day address, Inslee calls for Legislative action
Embattled state auditor turns in passport
State health exchange signs up 170,00 residents for insurance
Teachers in 1-day protest walkouts in 3 Wash. districts
Update to Washington Court on education lawsuit next week
President Obama sounds climate change alarm
Mount Vernon school board expresses concern about oil trains  

Aberdeen Daily World
Jobless rates drop into single digits on the Twin Harbors in March

Ballard News Tribune
Bestselling author of ‘The Boys in the Boat’ heading to Capitol to promote Washington’s film industry (Kohl-Welles)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State AG to update high court Monday on education funding progress

In Our View: Put Trade On Fast Track

The Daily News
Brother’s suicide prompts Longview woman’s crusade to change state hospital laws (Takko)
Gov. Inslee signs bill for teen sudden cardiac awareness

Everett Herald (subscription required)
$23,660-a-year ‘managers’ to get a raise
Teachers sound the alarm in walkout in Arlington, Stanwood, Lakewood
Survey finds satisfaction with education in Everett, but worry, too
Cornfield: Presidential primary issue resolved: Just don’t hold one (Hunter)
Milbank: Senate thaw, brief as it was, shows promise
Parker: If money equals free speech, tell us who’s talking
Editorial: No, Mr. Shatner, California can’t have our water

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap teachers unions debate whether to join rolling walkout
Editorial: OUR VIEW | Disappointed in state Dems’ decision (Presidential Primary Proposal)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Levy swap plan would boost taxes for some, reduce taxes for others in Washington school districts (Hunter, Ranker)
State AG to update high court Monday on education funding progress
Under the Dome: Thursday, April 23, the 102nd day of the 105-day legislative session
Governor signs potential speed-limit rise to 75 with study
Editorial: Democrats go for exclusion in nominating process

Seattle Times (subscription required)
170,101 sign up for health insurance on the exchange in its 2nd year
Region’s highways in sorry shape, business groups say
State Senate kills campaign-contributions bill (Billig)
Inslee: Special session must address environment
Teachers in 3 districts walk out over lack of funding
Danny Westneat: Super PACs rack up dollars, democracy rings hollow
Editorial: State’s top-dog biomedical status is at risk (Hunter)
Guest Opinion: Senate budget proposal: State must live within its means
Reps. Carlyle & Hunter: House proposal: Expand state budget to meet needs of real people
Guest Opinion: Clean up act on lead bullets used by law enforcement
Guest Opinion: Trim down government, cut some elected offices

Sequim Gazette
Legislature approves Van De Wege bill helping abuse victims (Van De Wege)

Spokesman Review
Gov. Inslee requires study before raising speed limit
Campaign finance bill dies in Senate
Editorial: Personal vaccine waiver poor excuse to risk disease

Tri-City Herald
Officials: Budget cuts force closure of Connell boot camp

Yakima Herald Republic
Inslee vetoes higher speed limit proposal on Washington roads
Editorial: Strikes aren’t way teachers can win over Legislature


In Earth Day address, Inslee calls for Legislative action
Panel: Seattle tunnel project can stay on budget
Gov. Inslee puts brakes on 75 mph speed limit
Relatives of state workers killed on roads to receive tuition

Governor warns of ferry service cuts without transportation package

100s of local teachers strike to protest school funding

UW Student Teachers, Researchers Authorize Strike
Seattle Teachers Union Leaders Recommend ‘One-Day Strike’ Over State Budget Battle
HUD Will Fund More Housing Vouchers For Homeless Veterans In Seattle And King County

Inslee Uses Veto To Slow Down 75-MPH Speed Limit
To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices
On Earth Day, Inslee Gives Lawmakers ‘Goose Egg’ On Environment
As Special Session Looms, 5 Things To Know About Washington Legislature

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Sex offender plan is selfish, misguided (Kilduff)
Push for rent control in Seattle is all about politics

NW Public Radio
On Earth Day, Inslee Gives Lawmakers ‘Goose Egg’ On Environment
Inslee Uses Veto To Slow Down 75-MPH Speed Limit
Inslee Offers Sympathy As Washington Teachers Walk Out

Q13 TV (FOX)
Pierce County Council member proposing bill to overturn ban on pot businesses


Daily Troll: Inslee blocks part of 75-mph highway bill

Yes, the Rent Is Too Damn High. But What’s the Solution?

Progress in Focus: More Funding for Education Means Better Opportunities for Students

The Stand
Treasurer proposes long-term solution on education, will Legislature? (Hunter)