Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 29


Associated Press
Gov. Inslee orders state budget negotiations in his office (Sullivan, Chopp)
Inslee calls for 2nd special legislative session, orders budget negotiations be held in his office
Lawmakers take action to cut down wait for inmate treatment
Report on fatal Pasco police shooting completed
School testing bill appears to be dead in the Washington state Senate
Tacoma $15 minimum wage group needs hundreds more signatures
Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples
$7.6B transportation budget heading to Washington governor
Internet subsidy for the poor?

Aberdeen Daily World
Port, Corps and Sen. Murray sign final papers for Deeper Draft

Bothell Reporter
Senators pause to remember victims of Nepal earthquake (McAuliffe)

Legislature to begin second special session (Moeller)
Retail sales spike locally
In Our View: Conjuring Up Controversy

The Daily News
Washington oil spill plan open for public comment

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Governor calls 2nd special session as lawmakers squabble (Sullivan)
Everett officials want Sound Transit to make good on light rail promise
Editorial: Clear rules for cleaner waters

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lawmakers respond to court rebuke by allowing inmate treatment in jails, community (Jinkins, Chopp)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Our schools need to catch up with tech sector
Get ready for a surge in school classroom construction
Aerospace gender divide begins to close, but still plenty of work to be done

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples
Lawmakers take action to cut down wait for inmate treatment
Board backs smoking ban in Seattle’s parks
Martin: Politicians are wayward on Shell lease; goodbye blue-green coalition
Letter to the Editor: Student testing: When kids fail, they lose for a lifetime (McAuliffe)
Guest Opinion: Funding recreation is a higher priority than habitat preservation

Skagit Valley Herald
Funds for Island Transit, Skagit Transit included in transportation operating budget
Lawmakers take action to cut down wait for inmate treatment

Spokesman Review
Special session, round two, begins in Olympia today
Charter schools groups say rule changes unexpected (Sullivan)
Steelhead to be released again at inland lakes

Wall Street Journal
States Tackle America’s Retirement-Savings Shortfall (Mullet)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Good to have new WSLCB regulate medical marijuana

Yakima Herald Republic
State Senate passes drought relief bill
Grandview teachers to walk out over education funding
Special session ends with deep divide, no budget deal (Sullivan, Chopp, Carlyle)


Governor calls for second special session, new taxes (Sullivan)
App allows students to anonymously report bullying
Concern grows for large Western Washington wildfires
Few Washington hospitals offer rape exams for victims (Orwall)
9 year old building small shelters for Bremerton homeless

Petition urges Wash. governor to push for paid parental leave (Robinson)

Inslee Calls Second Special Session Of Washington Legislature
Bellevue College Expands Its Offerings As Bellevue Grows More Diverse

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
What’s so special about a second special session?

NW Public Radio
Inslee Calls Second Special Session Of Washington Legislature
Washington Senate Passes Bill to Speed Up Mental Health Competency Evaluations (Darneille)
To Raise Or Not To Raise Taxes: A Statehouse Agony (Sullivan)


Capitol Record (TVW)
No budget deal on final day of special session; second special session starts Friday (Chopp, Sullivan)

Legislature’s next round: compromise?

HDC Advance
Home care workers deserve retirement option (Kagi)

Senate Budget Still Scraping By, Not Considering Long View

Seattle P.I.
Seattle parks commissioners endorse smoking ban but withdraw $27 fine
Gov. Inslee calls second special session: Legislature confronts budget deadline and U.S. Open
NTSB blames Shell for wreck of oil drilling ship Kulluk in Gulf of Alaska

The Stand
Senate shows ‘open contempt’ for state workers as shutdown looms