Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 3


Associated Press
Washington teachers file class-action pension lawsuit
State questions whether Shell rig violates constitution
State treasurer: Plan to cut tuition could hurt prepaid plan
Feds to release bull trout recovery plan for 5 states
Survey: US business hiring picks up in May to 201,000
10.2 million bought insurance in a year under ACA

Central Kitsap Reporter
Op-Ed: Where is the ‘Grand Agreement’ we were promised?

State board approves land transfer in county
The Senate: Where anything CRC related goes to die (Wylie, Cleveland)
In Our View: Get Back to Reality (Carlyle)
Camden: Extra special session in the making? Only time will tell

The Daily News
Gov. Inslee’s office sees ‘opportunity’ in Longview oil refinery

Everett Herald (subscription required)
PUD ethics report: ‘appearance’ of conflict of interest
State treasurer: Plan to cut tuition could hurt prepaid plan
Burbank: What if we set a maximum wage for CEOs?
Editorial: Close gap with capital gains tax

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Ranker seeks local input on WSF reservation system (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)
State lawmakers’ US Open visit? Not for public consumption
Teachers skeptical of lawmakers’ budget efforts

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Overcrowding to force state to export prisoners to Michigan
Boeing begins assembly of first 737 MAX
Comcast says it will credit customers affected by Monday’s outage
Hong Kong investors set to buy Columbia Center
Groups sue agency to block Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling
Editorial: Intriguing prospects in WSU-Bellevue merger
Op-Ed: Reallocating Alaskan halibut restrictions could ruin Seattle’s trawl fleet
Op-Ed: Wildlife habitat, once lost, cannot be regained
Westneat: How a more moderate GOP dominated the legislative session

Seattle Weekly
Going, Going, Ganja: What’s Behind Ed Murray’s MMJ Crackdown?
Higher Ground: Smoked Salmon, a Minor Setback, and Hope

Spokesman Review
2nd Spec Sess Day 5: House committee has budget hearing
City Council rejects paying $300,000 for soil cleanup at Grand Hotel
Editorial: State’s low teen birthrate bodes well for economic mobility

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: State Rep. Haler’s waffling lets counties down (Hunter)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Legislature must get serious about budget

Yakima Herald Republic
At forum, 16 Yakima council candidates reject appealing ACLU case


Whooping cough cases on the rise in Washington
Sound Transit wants your ideas for light rail expansion

State budget requires more compromise (Hunter)
Capital gains tax is budget hang-up (Carlyle)

Seattle committee mulls $930M transportation levy

Railroad And Oil Refineries Sign Mutual Aid Agreement To Respond To Accidents

Groups Ask Washington State To Stop Logging Burned Areas Of Methow Valley
Americans Think Money In Politics Is A Problem, But Just How Big?

NW Public Radio
Groups Ask Washington State To Stop Logging Burned Areas Of Methow Valley

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle Mayor seeks almost $1 billion for transportation projects


Civic Skunkworks
St. Louis mayor proposes $15 minimum wage

Mayor Murray Guest Opinion: Seattle will create affordable housing for all
Republicans say capital gains tax won’t fly

Seattle P.I.
Washington and United Arab Emirates: Vastly different places but economies match up
Greens in one last legal bid to block Shell from drilling in the Arctic; a surprising poll on Shell and Seattle