Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 2


Associated Press
Washington House Democrats adjust their budget plan (Sullivan, Carlyle, Hunter)
FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
House bill would add ‘flexibility’ to federal fishing law
State fines medical waste company $72,000

Aberdeen Daily World
Commissioners OK more than $854,000 in cuts to current budget

Central Kitsap Reporter
Editorial: Building a more informed citizenry (McCoy)

Lawmakers remain at odds over budget (Hunter, Carlyle)
Agency bans fireworks across two states
In Our View: Pollution Politics

The Daily News
Oil rail cars parked 26 feet from Longview homes

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State lawmakers show signs of movement toward budget deal (Sullivan, Hunter)
Editorial: Don’t lower bar for diplomas

Islands’ Sounder
Sen. Kevin Ranker Asks for Input on the Ferry Reservation System (Ranker)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Laser map gave clue to Oso slide’s ferocity
GOP tuition cut would hurt state GET program, treasurer says
Widespread Comcast outage reported in Puget Sound
Activist chains self to excavator in protest of UW animal-testing lab
Democrats’ new budget trims spending, keeps capital-gains tax (Sullivan, Hunter)
Editorial: State can’t gamble with marijuana money not in the bank
Op-Ed: Grays Harbor oil terminal would threaten Quinault Indian identity

Seattle Weekly
The 59 Pot Dispensaries That Seattle Will (Probably) Shut Down

Skagit Valley Herald
State, medical facilities in battle over certificate of need law

Spokesman Review
House Democrats offer $38.4 billion budget plan (Hunter, Sullivan)
Auctioned paintings fetch $1 million for WSU art museum
Federal bull trout recovery plans online for review, input
Editorial: Few ratepayers win in Avista’s solar lottery


Democrats scale back tax proposal (Sullivan, Carlyle)
Complaints against SPD skyrocket
Program for challenged students reaches 100% job placement

College aid caught in budget gridlock (Carlyle, Hunter)

Signature gatherers getting aggressive, stores say
College enrollment begins, but financial aid is tardy

Teachers’ Union: Expect Walkouts Next Year If State Budget Is Lacking
Trade-Dependent Washington State Awaits Vote On `Fast-Track’ Trade Bill
High School Testing Bill Stalls, Putting Fate Of 2,000 Students’ Diplomas In Doubt (Rolfes)

Pot Shop Owner In Eastern Washington Opens Doors, Defying Local Ban
Washington Democrats Renew Call For Capital Gains Tax, Republicans Steadfast (Sullivan)
Third Time’s The Charm? Lawmakers Head Back For Another Special Session

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Increase pay for lawmakers if you want better candidates
Worries over State government shutdown are silly
Is this jail overcrowding solution too controversial to work?

NW Public Radio
Washington Democrats Renew Call For Capital Gains Tax, Republicans Steadfast (Sullivan)

Q13 TV (FOX)
House Democrats offer revised budget proposal; government to shut down at end of month if no deal (Sullivan, Carlyle)
Medical waste company fined by Washington after hazardous material found


Capitol Record (TVW)
House Democrats come down on new revenue in latest budget proposal (Sullivan, Hunter)

Should Washington’s death penalty be dropped?
Inslee’s carbon plan dead but capital gains tax still alive (Sullivan, Hunter, Carlyle)

What Olympia Needs Is a Two-Thirds Compromise

Slightly Curbed House Budget Still Sets Sights on Long-Term Investments