Washington State House Democrats


Friday, December 18


Associated Press
What’s in the governor’s budget proposal
Governor proposes big boost in teacher pay
House OKs year-end budget deal, sends legislation to Senate
Washington justices OK warrantless review of bank records

Central Kitsap Reporter
Low-copper brake pads will improve salmon habitat (Ranker)

Gov. Inslee seeks raise for state’s teachers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Governor proposes a raise for Washington’s teachers (Dunshee, Sullivan)
Obama releases biggest energy efficiency rule in history
Guns now kill as many people as cars in U.S.
Defense secretary orders Navy to build fewer ships
State files civil charges against Reardon, former aide (Darneille, Hoibbs)
Aluminum industry woes felt deeply in state
County workers ready to strike after rejecting contract offer
Parry: No more oil, you say? Keep the gas tax anyway
Guest commentary: Not enough help available for mentally ill

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State doubling marijuana store allocation in Kitsap

News Tribune (subscription required)
Inslee wants more money for staff at Western State Hospital

Puget Sound Business Journal

Federal spending bill to open spigot of crude oil exports through Washington
Opinion: Working together to secure strong growth for Sea-Tac and our region

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee proposes big boost in beginning teacher pay (Sullivan)
Editorial: It’s time to ban assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines

Skagit Valley Herald
State increasing county’s allotment for marijuana stores

Spokesman Review
Kaiser announces $150 million investment in Trentwood plant
Inslee wants teacher raises, tax changes in 2016 budget
Spokane police obtain search warrant for inmate’s feces
Inslee opens budget talks with call for teacher raises
Editorial: Conservation plan preserved, for now

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Yakima fares well in Milken Institute ranking of Best Performing Cities


Gov. Inslee seeks raise for state’s teachers
Preview of 2016 governor’s race: Inslee v. Bryant on budget proposal

Responding to shortage, governor wants teacher pay hike
Bertha could take first step in tunneling on Monday

Another death at Western State Hospital prompts policy changes
Snoqualmie Tribe sues city, mayor over utility agreement

Inslee Proposes Pay Hike For Washington Teachers

NW Public Radio
Inslee Proposes Pay Hike For Washington Teachers


Capitol Record (TVW)
Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks (Sullivan)

Trimming Tax Breaks to Invest in Teachers a Good Start; More Investments Needed to Strengthen Economy

Seattle P.I.
The rate of gun deaths in America catches up with those killed on the road

Seattle Police Officer Punches Homeless Man, Gets One Day Suspension

West Seattle Blog
South Seattle College student featured at ‘Facing Race’ report-release event (Fitzgibbon, Cody, Nelson)