Washington State House Democrats


Friday, June 26


Associated Press
Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage
Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage to all 50 states
Lawmakers scramble to reach deal ahead of shutdown (Hunter)
More people moving to Washington: population tops 7 million
Republicans propose 1-month budget as emergency option
State officials celebrate Obamacare decision
House and Senate honor former president of WSU

Bothell Reporter
Frockt statement on Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision (Frockt)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Washington’s average wage grows by 4.2 percent in 2014
Veterans transition into civilian jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers with Dept. of Transportation program

County is state’s No. 2 in rate of population growth
Olympia honors late WSU president
WorkSource opens site at Clark College
In Our View: Put Stale Tax Idea to Rest
Not-so-special legislative sessions

Everett Herald (subscription required)
County investigating 45 ongoing human sex trafficking cases
Q&A: Tulalip Tribes sue to reclaim sales taxes
Editorial: Flag was never about heritage

Kent Reporter
Legislature sends ‘revenge porn’ bills to the governor (Wylie, Orwall)

Kirkland Reporter
Congresswoman Delbene statement on Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling
King County Executive Dow Constantine statement on Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision
Sen. Murray statement on marriage equality ruling by Supreme Court
Washington State Attorney General comments on Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision
Sen. Patty Murray comments on Supreme Court decision

Islands’ Sounder
Mostly positive reviews for ferry reservations in San Juan Island

News Tribune (subscription required)
Will lawmakers finish in time? Shutdown looms as state budget debate continues (Carlyle, Hunter)

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion by Sen. Fraser: A state government shutdown is ‘nuclear option’ we must avoid

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle businesses prep to celebrate Pride as landmark Supreme Court decision solidifies marriage equality
Gay marriage constitutional right, Supreme Court rules (Video)

Seattle Medium
Legislature sends two “revenge porn” bills to Governor Inslee (Wylie, Orwall)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Couples from Washington will now see their marriages recognized elsewhere
Court: First Amendment protects profanity against police
Seattle schools may halt most suspensions for young kids
Obamacare ruling welcomed in state, but exchange issues remain (Frockt)
Fourth of July could be hottest in Seattle’s history
Lawmakers scramble to reach deal ahead of shutdown (Hunter)
Editorial: Just a temporary compromise in the Legislature on teacher pay

Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit judge finds state in contempt for delays in treating mentally ill defendant
Women, Infant and Children Nutrition Program will continue in event of state government shutdown

Spokesman Review
Washington’s budget likely to go down to wire (Billig)
Drought forces irrigators into early water cutoffs
WSU’s Floyd honored by legislators (Billig, Riccelli)
Democrats cheer, GOP rebukes court ruling
Shawn Vestal: Conservatives who cross line to violence sound a lot like those who don’t
Editorial: Get state budget done – avoid shutdown

Vancouver Business Journal
Op-Ed: The Deed of Trust Act is dead and gone

Yakima Herald Republic
Conservation groups seek increased shoreline protections
Editorial: Good result on fast track; more work is still ahead


Third special session a possibility for WA legislators
3,000 prison employees receive layoff notices
$34 million in fish threatened by state government shutdown
Local reaction to Supreme Court gay marriage ruling
Salmon threatened by invasive and predatory Northern Pike

30-day budget extension proposed as state government shutdown looms (Sullivan)
New law allows officers to break into hot cars to rescue pets

Gay Marriage Is Legal Across America, Supreme Court Says
Washington Senate Republicans Prepare One-Month Budget To Avoid Shutdown (Hunter)
Dungeness Crabbers Hit Hard By Algae Bloom On Washington Coast

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
McKenna: Speaker of the House holding transportation package hostage (Chopp)
Supreme Court rules same-sex couples can marry in all states

Q13 TV (FOX)
LIVE BLOG: Leaders, others react to landmark Supreme Court decision on gay marriage
Man who lead fight against Gay marriage in Washington declares Supreme Court ruling ‘a blow to the republic’
This excerpt from the Supreme Court ruling is moving people to tears
As nation celebrates ruling, a Seattle Pride first flies on the Sound
Kirkland man shocked at $14,000 bill for crossing SR 520 toll bridge, plans to fight it


Capitol Record (TVW)
Senate committee hears latest GOP budget, emergency one-month budget
Elson Floyd honored by Legislature (Riccelli)

Olympia watching the budget clock (Hunter, Carlyle)
Conservative senator with marijuana background leads on law changes (Kohl-Welles, Hurst)

Health Tech Net
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Honors State Representative Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines, WA) for Exceptional Service (Orwall)

Sound Transit Board Meeting Features Alignment and Philosophical Battle

Senate Revenue Plan Won’t Sustain Investments

Seattle P.I.
Cheers for Supreme Court marriage ruling in Washington, a pioneer in gay rights
Open fires banned in tinder-dry Olympic rain forest

Police Cannot Arrest You For Watching and Criticizing Them from a Distance In Washington State
Up Early for the Supreme Court Marriage Decision

The Stand
WSLC: Andy Hill, GOP ‘tone deaf’ to state’s needs, budget crisis
Senate GOP tea partiers holding state hostage

Washington State Wire
Fuel Standard Gums Up Transpo Deal In Oregon; Washington Too?