Washington State House Democrats


Monday, June 22


Associated Press
Condolences flood into Pullman after Elson Floyd’s death
New taxes appear to be off table in budget talks (Sullivan)
WSU President Elson Floyd dies at 59

Aberdeen Daily World
Lieutenant governor discusses budget impasse, timber, tourism in Forks

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
New taxes appear to be off table in budget talks (Sullivan, Nelson)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Opinion: State lawmakers wrangle over budget
Letter: Don’t tax income, capital gains

The special legislative session’s price tag (Cleveland, Moeller, Wylie)
Dems take taxes off the table
Pitts: On climate change, there should be nothing to debate
In Our View: Trans Fat Ban Will Save Lives

The Daily News
Grain exports slow this year, but terminal managers hopeful for future
State: Email scam could damage victims’ computers
Editorial via Chicago Tribune: Stop blaming the teachers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Op-ed: Kids, not pay, top list of reasons for teacher walkouts
Op-ed: State’s farms, businesses need trade deal
Editorial: Failure on budget can’t be allowed
Editorial: Keeping guns out of the wrong hands

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Editorial: OUR VIEW | Stay informed on fast-ferry plans

News Tribune (subscription required)
Want a PowerPoint with that golf? At U.S. Open, state lawmakers don’t have a choice (Fey, Conway, Cody, Fraser, Hunt, Jinkins)
Audit: State’s criminal history database missing thousands of cases
Editorial: A bold reach for school equality in Washington (Rolfes, Hargrove)

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Gov. Inslee draws a line in the sand over legislators’ state budget impasse (Hargrove, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Renton Reporter
If only silence in Olympia came with a dollar sign
Redmond Reporter
Op-ed: Help plan future transit service for our growing region

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Homeland Security found in violation of open-records law
State budget: Dems rule out capital-gains tax, push GOP to reduce tax breaks (Carlyle, Sullivan)
State pulls plug on expert panel monitoring Bertha, Highway 99 tunnel (Clibborn)
Green River College, faculty union deadlocked over potential cuts
Snowpack, what snowpack? State measurements show zero
Commuters: Seattle-area traffic stinks, but we’d rather drive alone
Editorial: Final compromise needed on state spending for education, transportation
Westneat: Our sad response to mass shootings: Pack more heat

Seattle Weekly
How Seattle’s Poor Are Most Affected by Climate Change

Spokesman Review
Progress reported on state budget process
Influential WSU President Elson Floyd dies of cancer at 59
Leaders react to death of WSU President Elson Floyd (Riccelli)
Acting president
New NAACP president: Dolezal’s actions shouldn’t derail group’s mission
Spin Control: No criminal charges allowed in case of late budget
Editorial: Do Americans care enough to stop the carnage?


Invest Northwest for Sunday, June 14th (Riccelli)

Study: Nearly half say nothing will keep them from driving solo

Washington Democrats Drop Capital Gains Idea, GOP May Consider Closing Tax Exemptions (Sullivan)

NW Public Radio
Remembering WSU President Elson Floyd And His Legacy
Washington Democrats Drop Capital Gains Idea, GOP May Consider Closing Tax Exemptions (Sullivan)


Capitol Record (TVW)
Budget leaders discuss compromise options with capital gains tax off the table (Sullivan)

Capital gains tax close to dead (Sullivan)
Opinion by Sens. Frockt and Jayapal: Time to fix our tax system
Opinion by Dick Nelson: How to make state taxes fairer

Seattle P.I.
Earth had its warmest May and is headed for its warmest year
State parks will shut down over July 4 if budget deal not realized