Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 9


Associated Press
Supreme Court confirms it will wait for K-12 funding report
Senate budget negotiator: No deal on spending level yet (Hunter)
Officers from 36 agencies to help police US Open
WSU president has fourth-highest pay at US public colleges
Report: Inslee advisers courted new oil refinery

Aberdeen Daily World
Sen. Hargrove helps to hammer out state budget deal (Hargrove, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Blog: Bill an opportunity for more Whatcom mental health funds

Statewide effort takes aim at removing barriers that block fish
In Our View: A Bogey On Transparency

The Daily News
Editorial via Seattle Times: Lawmakers get penalty stroke at Chambers Bay

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Kagi, Ortiz-Self optimistic about quick end to special session (Ortiz-Self, Kagi, Hunter)
Editorial: Economy needs Main Street
Letter: Golf tourney tops off whole farce

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Progress on school funding plan still possible this session (Hunter)
Opinion: Not all millionaires are created equal

Puget Sound Business Journal
50,000 Washington public employees now have a new health plan choice
What will happen to medical school expansion plans now that UW, WSU are without presidents?

Renton Reporter
Bergquist to host ‘mini town halls’ this week in Renton (Bergquist)
Sooner than they think… | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Teachers union continues to push for class-size funding
Security at U.S. Open means many officers, big bills
Solution to soaring rents tougher than $15 wage, city officials find
Phones, emails deluged in protest of Shell’s oil-fleet lease
Some state workers to see new option for health-care coverage
Editorial: FCC needs to change course and ensure access to basic-cable service

Spokesman Review
Tentative budget agreement on ropes
Court gives Legislature more time on schools plan
OSHA: Let transgender people choose restrooms
Record-low water season brings early flow cuts at Post Falls Dam
Section of U.S. 195 splits as Spokane sees record heat
Snake River sockeye recovery plan released
Editorial: Extended crisis training for Spokane police the right call

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Retail cannabis shop in WW established as voters intended


Warm Winter Brings Big, Early Northwest Berry Harvest
The Clean Energy Governor And The Columbia River Oil Refinery
High School Graduation Rates: The Good, The Bad And The Ambiguous
Last Gaps: Washington Lawmakers Close In On Budget
Are High School Exit Exams An Unnecessary Barrier To Graduation?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Feds keep up prosecution of Washington medical marijuana patients despite Congressional order to stand down
Rob McKenna: Renton is good example Boeing is living up to tax subsidies (Robinson)

NW Public Radio
Washington State Budget Countdown (Hunter)


House looks at helping arts, disabilities programs (Springer)

Seattle P.I.
Supreme Court allows San Francisco gun safety laws to stand; Scalia and Thomas dissent
Support for gay marriage rises to 57 percent Supreme Court ruling nears

Council Members Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant Introduce Rent Control Resolution