Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 19


Associated Press
Marine from Spokane killed in military plane crash
Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat’s origin
AFL-CIO president: Bad trade deal is worse than no deal
US House passes 6 bills aimed at helping veterans
Wyoming governor pushes for coal ports in Washington, Oregon
Washington traffic fines to increase by $12
Washington revenue forecast to climb $400M
Teachers in Seattle, Mercer Island, Issaquah on 1-day strike

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Hundreds of Bellingham students boycott state’s new standardized test
$15 minimum wage headed to Tacoma ballot if signatures pass muster
Washington law aims to avoid clustering of sex offenders

Central Kitsap Reporter
Op-Ed: Amended carbon bill could reimburse polluters (Chopp, Fitzgibbon)

Oil terminal lease unleashes a gusher of backlash
Second special session looming (Cleveland, Hunter, Moeller)
In Our View: Future Is Our Responsibility

The Daily News (subscription required)
Editorial via Seattle Times: Patients must expect more from insurance providers on birth control

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Slightly more revenue is forecast amid state budget logjam (Hunter, Kagi, Hobbs)
Mukilteo teachers, too, will strike; Everett district to serve lunch
Editorial: Pay raises and a Tubman $20

News Tribune (subscription required)
$15 minimum wage headed to ballot if signatures pass muster
Washington law aims to avoid clustering of sex offenders
Expect dry fountains, brown lawns on Capitol Campus this summer due to drought
Editorial: Without road-and-transit bill, slow-motion derailment

Peninsula Daily News
300-plus Port Angeles, Sequim teachers come together for rally on walkout day

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle ranks fifth in the nation on list of best cities for jobs
Washington’s biotech scene might not be as healthy as we thought
WSDOT: Bertha more broken than we thought, more delays ahead

Seattle Times (subscription required)
No school for thousands of kids as teachers hold 1-day walkout
State forecasts more revenue, but budget talks likely to drag on (Hunter, Sullivan)
Editorial: Students lose instruction in Washington Education Association walkouts

Skagit Valley Herald
‘Rolling environmental injustice’

Spokesman Review
Washington’s improving economy a budget brightener (Hunter)
WHL gets labor law exemptions for young hockey players
Op-ed: Funding children’s health care will save the state money
Editorial: Uncontested races don’t serve public’s best interests

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Union walkout wrong way to Legislature a message

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Marketplace is deciding GMO labels, as it should


Tenants’ advocates report 150% rent increases
Busy week ahead for teacher strikes
Bertha damage ‘more extensive’ than expected
‘Aiden’s Act’ gets governor’s signature
Home detention bill signed (Goodman)

Picketing, march, rally to mark 1-day Seattle teachers strike
Local experts warn of future volcanic eruptions
Despite protests and fines, Arctic oil rig preps continue

Questions Of Legality Surround Washington Teacher Strikes

Mental Health Funding A Key Issue For Washington Budget Writers
Marijuana, Real Estate Boost Washington Revenue Forecast (Hunter)
Wyoming Governor Makes Personal Appeals To Inslee, Brown For Coal Ports

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Seattle teachers staging massive walkout Tuesday, but is Olympia listening?

NW Public Radio
Marijuana, Real Estate Boost Washington Revenue Forecast (Hunter)
Wildlife Detectives: Many Poachers Uncaught, Lightly Punished In NW

Q13 TV (FOX)
Teachers in Seattle, Mercer Island, Issaquah on 1-day strike
Activists seeking $15 minimum wage in Tacoma turn in signed petitions to try to get it on Nov. ballots


Capitol Record (TVW)
Budget writers get $400 million boost from latest revenue forecast (Hunter)

Civic Skunkworks
‘Mobility’ has more than one meaning: How public transit helps ease income inequality

Pot money adds to haze around budget deal (Hunter)
The big Washington dodge on Obamacare’s prevention provision
Superdrought of 2015: Three things Washington must consider

Revenue Boost Doesn’t Paper Over Senate Budget Gimmicks

SDC Hopper
Sen. Nelson: Improving revenue positive, but work still remains to craft a bipartisan, sustainable and fair budget (Nelson)

State Says Dewatering at Least Partially Caused Ground Settlement Near Bertha’s Rescue Pit; Drilling Restart Delayed
Rep. Kilduff Op-Ed: Don’t Let Senate Republicans Pass a Budget That Undermines Our System of Justice

The Stand
State employees to walk out in unison May 20 over stalled raises