Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, January 19


Associated Press
Proposal to fix Washington school funding gets hearing    (Rolfes)
Supreme Court sets election-year clash on Obama immigration order 
Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997 
State of the bait: Study yields insight on tiny fish playing big role in state’s ecology (Rolfes)
State lawmakers consider plan to bring charter schools under hood of local boards
State, NOAA launch next step of Washington Shellfish Initiative
Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

Aberdeen Daily World  
McCleary teen credits Washington Youth Academy for turnaround

Bainbridge Island Review  
Governor Inslee’s Executive Order targets suicide prevention, firearm violence
Dorn declares governor’s supplemental 2015-17 budget inadequate for teachers’ compensation

Bellingham Herald (subscription required) 
Op-ed:  Whatcom View: School levy accounts for 20 percent of budget 

Central Kitsap Reporter  
Opinion: More four-year degree programs coming to OC

Sen. Cleveland targets affordable housing
Lawmakers’ efforts to comply with school funding mandate spur frustration
In Our View: Secrecy Not a Good Thing

The Daily News  
Wahkiakum County lobbying for timber bill

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Big drop in auto theft in Snohomish County; reasons are many
Judge to weigh legality of Eyman’s tax-cut ballot measure
Robinson’s bill would tie Boeing tax breaks to Washington jobs (Robinson)
Editorial: Renew tool that fights Medicaid fraud

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Report says 1 in 3 Washington households struggle to afford basic life necessities
Editorial: Partnership shows success against ‘summer slide’

Olympian (subscription required)  
Editorial: Legislature needs to find funding for toxic cleanups (Dunshee)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
State lawmaker in Olympia asks teens about their virginity
Kirkland car dealer to pay $74,000 over misleading mailers
Speakers at Seattle MLK rally: Much work left to be done
Olympia hearing looks at way to fix school funding (Rolfes)
Why the UW is bullish on innovation
Task force to seek ways to reduce barriers to housing for those with criminal records
Editorial: Take the wheels off marijuana delivery services
Cantwell: Changing Arctic demands new fleet of polar icebreakers
Krugman: Is vast inequality necessary?
Letter to the Editor: Transgender restrooms: Create safe places for everyone 
Letter to the Editor: Delay and damages on education funding

Spokesman Review  
Hundreds honor King at annual Spokane march
Pot shop bans would have to go on ballot
Legislative panel likely to issue subpoenas over prisoners’ early release (Nelson, Sullivan)
Higher fines proposed for going slow in the fast lane

Tri-City Herald  
Klippert backs bills on transgender, same-sex marriage issues

Yakima Herald Republic  
Legislature froze rate after state added more land and counties sought more revenue 
State fleecing 13 counties; payments in lieu of taxes frozen since 2011 


Proposed strip club tax would fund rape kit testing (Orwall)
State lawmakers grill D.O.C. on early prisoner release
Lawmaker to pitch idea to join eastern parts of Oregon, Washington with Idaho
Sen. Murray pushes for affordable higher education bill
Snoqualmie Valley mayors ask for highway improvements

Sumner pushing state to help fund new SR 410 interchange
Senators grill corrections head over early release scandal

KOIN TV (Portland) 
Mom wants accommodations for pregnant workers  (Farrell)

Troy Kelley Trial Could Last 6 Weeks
Ethics Complaints Dismissed Against Former Top Washington Commerce Staffers

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Amazon hiring for 1,200 new full-time jobs at Kent fullfillment center


Banning Fireworks  (Gregerson, Van De Wege)

Capitol Record 
Senate committee holds public hearing on education funding bill (Rolfes)

HDC Advance  
Bipartisan bill would expand democracy through automatic voter registration (Jayapal, Hunt)

Seattle P.I. 
Dying NASA director comes clean on climate change

The Stand  
Dairy workers ask legislators for better farm safety, training (Walkinshaw)
Faculty seek representative to serve on UW Board of Regents (Pollet)

Washington State Wire  
Minimum Wage Initiative Reveals Divisions Within Business Community, State in General