Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 23


Associated Press
WSU med school may be named for Floyd
US Senators debate more money for safety agency
Attorney general: Minimum wage surcharges must be disclosed
Feds paying for sewer analysis of pot usage in Washington
Students gather to remember late WSU president
House Democrats release latest budget plan (Sullivan)
Obama says US racism ‘not cured,’ makes point with epithet
Fire danger prompts statewide burn ban on public land
Western wildfires: Blazes burn in 4 states amid hot weather
WSU regents will soon begin process of replacing Floyd

Aberdeen Daily World
Oped: Rep. Steve Tharinger — We have the means to serve our aging population

In Our View: Elson Floyd’s Cougar Pride
House Democrats release latest budget plan (Sullivan, Moeller)
Oil terminal environmental review due in November
Brunell: Lawmakers should fund life sciences discovery (Former Sen. Al Bauer)

The Daily News
Attorney general: Minimum wage surcharges must be disclosed
Feds paying for sewer analysis of pot usage in Washington
Editorial via Seattle Times: Final compromise needed on state spending for education, transportation

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WSU presence will be Floyd’s legacy in Everett (Dunshee)
Feds give $7.6 million for Oso mudslide recovery expenses
Harrop: How some states address overuse of ERs
Editorial: Get behind trade, worker bills (federal legislation)

News Tribune (subscription required)
OpEd: Home care workers deserve chance to retire, too (Conway)

Olympian (subscription required)
DNR burn ban expanded to include Western Washington
Editorial: Carbon tax proposal can move climate needle
Editorial: A link: LGBT youth & homelessness

Peninsula Daily News
State parks operations, campers’ vacation plans imperiled by impasse over state budget

Puget Sound Business Journal
Lawmakers scrap oversight panel for viaduct-replacement project (Clibborn)
What Washington state’s film sector has to do with trade

Renton Reporter
Burn ban extended to include Western Washington

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Dems’ state budget calls for end to tax breaks for refineries, bottled water (Sullivan)
Potency labels often wrong on medical-marijuana edibles, study finds
Fire in Olympics grows to 650 acres, moving through treetops
Farmers worry about harvest as stink bugs make a mess in NW region
Editorial: WSU President Elson Floyd was state’s best higher-education advocate

Skagit Valley Herald
DNR burn ban extended into Western Washington

Spokesman Review
Washington House Democrats float base, tax-adding budgets (Carlyle, Hunter)
Scorching heat on its way to Inland Northwest
Editorial: WSU President Elson Floyd set the bar high in academia

Tri-City Herald
Washington state considers lowering water fluoridation levels
Washington state objects to extra time to empty Hanford tanks

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: WSU President Elson Floyd was a strong, passionate leader

Water Online
Ratepayer Voice Reinforced By Washington State Law (Chase)


Flight attendants sue Boeing, claim cabin air can be toxic
Social media push to name WSU med school after Elson Floyd
Washington burn ban expanded statewide
UW students, 5-star restaurant tackle food waste and hunger
Walmart: No more items with Confederate flags

Layoff notices issued as government shutdown looms

Opponents of Arctic undersea oil drilling move protest to Everett

Washington House Democrats Move Ahead With Budget Plan
New Judge To Hear Arguments On Columbia River Dams And Salmon
Washington State Science Test Can Trip Up Even Good Students

NW Public Radio
Washington House Democrats Move Ahead With Budget Plan
Do-Or-Die Week For Washington Lawmakers As Government Shutdown Looms

Q13 TV (FOX)
State workers to get furlough notices starting Tuesday in preparation for possible shutdown
Day care worker says she reported Auburn mom to CPS before 3-year-old was killed


Capitol Record (TVW)
House Democrats release latest budget plan, call for ending several tax breaks (Hunter, Sullivan)

Civic Skunkworks
When wages go up, employment goes down (Microsoft style)

House pushes to end tax breaks (Sullivan, Hunter)
Confederate symbols also blight the Northwest (Dunshee)

New House Budget Nixes Best Plan for Sustainable, Equitable Revenue

Seattle P.I.
Global action on global warming would save thousands of lives, billions of dollars: Study
Statewide, summer-long fire ban takes effect on state lands