Washington State House Democrats


Friday, April 24


Associated Press
Legislature adjourning Friday, returning in special session
Seattle high school juniors boycott state test
Governor signs into law bill providing farm worker training (Sells)
Inslee to sign bill changing medical marijuana rules
Inslee believes auditor’s pay can be withheld
Campaign finance reform bill stalls in Senate (Billig)
Inslee veto leaves door open to speed limit increase
Washington school board expresses concern about oil trains
Inslee calls for special session to start Wednesday (Sullivan, Hunter)

Aberdeen Daily World
Seaport invites public to talk balance for industry, recreation

Bainbridge Island Review
Op-Ed: Washington state will sit out presidential primary (Hunter)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Campaign-finance disclosure mandate runs into trouble in Legislature (Billig)
Levy swap plan would boost taxes for some, reduce taxes for others in Washington school districts (Hunter, Ranker)
Bellingham, Blaine schools add class day to make up for teacher strike

Central Kitsap Reporter
Whooping cough outbreak growing in Washington
Washington’s jobs outlook continues positive trend

Local lawmakers express disappointment over special session (Moeller, Wylie)

The Daily News
Sealing juvenile court records means less transparency

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Uncertainty over federal money for MPHS recovery efforts
State Reps. Kagi, Ortiz-Self, Ryu not surprised about special session (Kagi, Ortiz-Self, Ryu, Stanford, McAuliffe)
Boeing to lay off 153 workers in Puget Sound region
Should doctors ask patients about guns?
Six in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage
McCusker: The worrisome rebirth of class conflict
Editorial: Let’s talk about an income tax
Letter: Being smart with limited funds (Keiser, Conway)

Kirkland Reporter
Senate education bill could increase Kirkland property taxes
Rep. Springer’s tasting bill for college students signed by governor (Springer)
Rep. Goodman’s disaster response bill passes legislature (Goodman)
Lake Washington School District teachers vote to walk out over state funding

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bainbridge alerts parents to possible teacher walkout

News Tribune (subscription required)
More teachers unions joining walkouts to protest Legislature
Under the Dome: Friday, April 24, the 103rd day of the 105-day legislative session
Campaign-finance disclosure mandate runs into trouble in Legislature (Billig)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Good and bad news on homelessness (Darneille, Kagi)

Redmond Reporter
Senate education bill could increase Redmond property taxes
Lake Washington teachers vote to walk out over state funding

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Nobel Prize-winning economist: Preschool works, but poorest kids benefit most
Auditor Kelley unlikely to be paid during leave (Sullivan)
Lake Washington teachers vote to join school funding strikes
Seattle puts off food-scrap fines until next year
100 arrests kick off push against downtown crime
What’s next on school funding? Conflicting answers
Olympia Watch: Lawmakers OK limits on isolating, restraining students
Washington comes in No. 2 nationally in job growth
Jonathan Martin: Cannabis investment has gone mainstream, but not in Washington
Editorial: Legislature must pass the Early Start Act for the state’s youngest learners
Editorial: Support arts that enrich our lives
Guest Columnist: Fix broken defense contracting

Seattle Weekly
Critical King County Detox Center Shuts Down Without Warning. Why?
Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant Position Rent Control as the New 15Now

Spokesman Review
Inslee calls special session starting Wednesday; budget negotiations to resume sooner
City Council creates panel to craft paid sick leave legislation
Editorial: Lawmakers never have time for campaign finance reform

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Basin water project makes sense for economy, ecology

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Governor should veto latest hazy marijuana proposal

Yakima Herald Republic
Governor signs Chandler’s bill to improve training for farm workers (Sells)
Editorial: Pipeline idea goes foolishly where it has gone before


Sawant, Licata push plan for Seattle rent control
WSU lab studies the science behind police shootings

Inslee believes auditor’s pay can be withheld

Few Enter These Doors At Marysville-Pilchuck High School
Crowd Fills City Hall To Support Rent Control In Pricey Seattle
Is Seattle Ready For Rent Control? Kshama Sawant Thinks So

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Inslee to sign bill changing medical marijuana rules

NW Public Radio
Inslee: Budget Deal Will Require Special Session


Capitol Record (TVW)
Lawmakers set to adjourn early, Gov. Inslee says special session starts April 29
Joel’s Law headed to governor’s desk (Walkinshaw)
Inslee criticizes Republican school levy swap proposal (Ranker)

We can use an old tax trick to improve housing affordability
Legislature faces big divides in special session (Nelson, Sullivan)

SDC Hopper
Senate Republicans: Working for the (Three-Day) Weekend

Seattle P.I.
Inslee calls special legislative session with budget, transportation work undone

Did a “Bomb” Train Full of Volatile Crude Oil Pass By Tuesday’s Mariners Game? (Farrell)