Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, June 30


Associated Press
Gov. Inslee to sign two-year state budget that cuts tuition, puts money into K-12
Washington Legislature passes $38.2 billion state budget (Hunter)
Senate passes $16.1 billion transportation package
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
Senate passes $16.1 billion transportation package (Clibborn, Liias)
Wenatchee wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations
Gas tax increase gains momentum in Washington Legislature (Clibborn)

Transportation in doubt? (Cleveland)
Marijuana landscape to change Wednesday
Hoh Rain Forest Vistor Center set to reopen in Olympic National Park
In Our View: Ruling Ends Gay Marriage

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Two-year, $38.2B state budget passes; shutdown averted (McAuliffe)
Nearly $700 million for Snohomish County projects in roads package
Kagi says legislature will pass budget, avert shutdown (Kagi)
Liias says Supreme Court decision makes promise of America real (Liias)
Eyman optimistic about getting initiative on November ballots (Ryu)
Op-ed: State’s economy depends on federal transportation bill
Editorial: How to get where we’re going on transportation

Kirkland Reporter
Local House Democrats sign letter asking for Auditor Kelley to resign (Hunt, Moscoso, Hunter, McBride)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Legislature approves budget that cuts tuition, funds state worker raises (Hunter, Frockt, Carlyle)
Senate votes to raise gas tax to fund long-delayed 167, bottleneck at JBLM; House vote planned Tuesday (Ranker, Fitzgibbon, Clibborn)

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Gay marriage is finally here to stay

Puget Sound Business Journal
$38.2B state budget slashes tuition for students, funds K-12 education

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Lawmakers release $16 billion transportation plan with 11.9-cent gas tax (Clibborn, Fitzgibbon)
Legislature OKs new budget with rare tuition cuts and pay raises for teachers (Hargrove)
Residents return to ‘war zone’ in wake of Wenatchee wildfire
Emergency fireworks bans may not be possible, state says

Seattle Weekly
ST3 Approved for $15 Billion. You Can Help Make Sure Seattle Gets Its Share of It

Spokesman Review
Washington Legislature sends $38.2 billion operating budget to Inslee’s desk (Billig, Habib)
Fire scorches Wenatchee neighborhood, destroys dozens of homes
Editorial: Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling good news for Washington
Spokane named All-America city again


Senate passes $16.1 billion transportation package (Clibborn)
Budget lowers tuition, raises GET concerns for lawmaker (Hunter)
Audit criticizes DSHS software that ‘ages out’ fraud tips

State official had been clamoring for more money to fight wildfires
New Washington budget cuts college tuition (Hunter)
Lawmakers to vote on $16.1 billion transportation package (Clibborn)

Seattle teacher pepper-sprayed after MLK march files lawsuit

Washington State Legal Aid Lawyers Cheer Supreme Court’s Fair Housing Act Decision
Diploma Hope Fading For 2,000 High Schoolers Who Failed Biology Exam
Overhaul Of Marijuana Taxation Goes To Washington Governor

Bottled Water, Oregon Shoppers Remain Tax Free Under Washington Budget
Washington Lawmakers May Vote On 11.9 Cent Gas Tax Increase

NW Public Radio
Washington Lawmakers Send Budget To Governor; Gas Tax Package Moving (Pedersen)

Q13 TV (FOX)
Legislature approves $38 billion, two-year budget bill that increases K-12 spending, cuts college tuition
Extreme fire danger has Gov. Inslee ‘looking into’ state fireworks laws
Anti-Shell Oil ‘Kayaktivists’ try to blockade oil rig
Obama wants to make 5 million more workers eligible for overtime


Legislature acts on budget in nick of time (Hunter, Carlyle)
Transportation plan nears final votes
Can science save abused, neglected kids – and money, too? (Hargrove)

Governor Inslee Agrees to Republican Demand, Drops Low Carbon Fuel Standard (Fitzgibbon)

Seattle P.I.
U.S. Supreme Court upholds redistricting panels Washington was pioneer in establishing
The state’s new transportation plan: Lots of pavement, light rail and a big gas tax hike (Clibborn, Hobbs)
Supreme Court stops forced closure of abortion clinics in Texas: The next national showdown?

The 29 Elected Officials Who Can’t Handle the Truth: Which WA Legislators Voted No on Native History in Public Schools (Chase, Blake, Hatfield, Fey, Gregory, Takko)