Washington State House Democrats


Friday, January 22


Associated Press
Washington lawmakers begin hearings on gun control bills  (Kagi, Jinkins)
Judge strikes down Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax initiative  (Carlyle)
State budget director: No education funding deal this year  (Rolfes)
Goldmark seeks extra $24M to battle wildfires
The Latest: Inslee pleased with ruling striking down I-1366
Unemployment rate in Washington ticks up to 5.5 percent
GED Testing Service to lower score required to pass exam
Hanford employee positive for radioactive contamination

Aberdeen Daily World
Letter: Budgets and taxes

Bothell Reporter
Funding issues haunt Legislature’s response to education reforms (Rolfes, Sullivan, Santos)

Capital Press
Washington dairy industry disputes need for safety bill (Walkinshaw)
Washington hemp advocates at odds with each other (Hasegawa)

Centralia Chronicle
Learning at the Legislature: 19th District’s JD Rossetti Transitions From Aide to Lawmaker (Rossetti, Blake, Takko)

House lawmakers revive effort to rekindle I-5 Bridge replacement talks (Wylie, Cleveland)
Trigger warning: Bridge (Wylie)
Letter: Moeller’s bill wastes our time (Moeller)
Legislation would alter fish, wildlife advisory group leadership (Rossetti, Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Mayor: Everett looking up; homeless housing to open this month
Boeing to cut 747 rate to 6 a year, hopes to avoid layoffs
TSA finds more guns in carry-on bags in 2015
Parry: Raise the minimum wage? You’re firmly on the fence
Letter: Bill creates new pot black market

Journal of the San Juan Islands
An update from the Washington State Ferries on ridership and ferry retirement

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferries get boost from new federal formula

News Tribune (subscription required)
Proposed methanol plant draws debate at Tacoma hearing
Critics of highway expansion put SR 167 on ‘boondoggle’ list
Op-Ed: We’re proud to welcome refugees to community
Op-Ed by Rep. Derek Kilmer: We can do more to open higher education doors
Editorial: Schools still need support levies provide

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: More open, accountable government is needed (Hunt, Carlyle)

Transgender woman files $75,000 lawsuit claiming biased employee wouldn’t rent to her

Peninsula Daily News
CEO: Gov. Inslee’s Healthier Washington initiative will have great impact on Olympic Medical Center

Puget Sound Business Journal
Group Health nurses, health care workers endorse Kaiser Permanente acquisition

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State not disclosing key data on prisoner-release errors
Tim Eyman’s anti-tax measure unconstitutional, judge rules (Carlyle)
$7M grant to help clear career path for community-college students
As Bertha waits, groundwater-removal wells to be shut down, slowly
State budget director: No education funding deal this year (Rolfes)
Between the ears: Basic ideas from cognitive science not reaching teachers
GET tuition program refunds too much money, wants it back
Leader of armed takeover at Oregon refuge meets with FBI
Editorial: The right steps Seattle Schools can take to help black students
U.S. Representative DelBene: Shameful attacks put women’s constitutional rights at risk
Opinion: Pro/con: Should Congress close tax loopholes for the ultrarich?

Seattle Weekly
Airbnb Boosts the Economy and Doesn’t Hurt the Housing Market, Says Airbnb
Roe v. Wade at 43: Let’s Make Idaho More Like Washington, Not the Other Way Around

Spokesman Review
New Spokane police precinct opens at Intermodal Center
WSU Spokane professor picked to provide new criminal risk assessment tool
Latest Tim Eyman initiative, I-1366, blocked by King County judge
Shawn Vestal: ‘Are you a virgin?’ is not civil discourse
Editorial: Washington Legislature should raise smoking age for children’s sake
Editorial: No double standards on PCBs

Yakima Herald Republic
FDA delays decision on adding folic acid to corn masa
Military bases will not accept Wash. driver’s license as ID


Tim Eyman’s I-1366 anti-tax measure ruled unconstitutional
Out of network surgery causes sticker shock (HB 2447)
People pack public hearing on Tacoma methanol plant proposal
Licenses from Wash., 4 other states banned at DoD bases
‘Living dead’ try to keep movie making alive in Wash.
Boeing will cut production of 747, could include possible layoffs

Wash. licenses no longer accepted as proof of ID at Dept. of Defense bases
Here’s why Eyman’s voter-approved anti-tax measure was ruled unconstitutional

Washington Lawmakers Take Up Partial Closure Of Montana Coal Plant
Washington Attorney General Will Appeal I-1366 Ruling To State Supreme Court
What’s keeping smart, poor kids from attending America’s best schools?

NW Public Radio
Washington Attorney General Will Appeal I-1366 Ruling To State Supreme Court

Q13 TV (FOX)
‘Help protect kids’: Relative of Marysville shooting victim urges lawmakers to pass gun safety bill
‘It was just so horrifying’: Black store owner in Redmond says man dropped off a KKK robe


The Capitol Record
Local cities could regulate guns in certain public places, under proposal (Walkinshaw)
Carbon tax initiative receives enough signatures to reach Legislature

Is the Left losing? A talk with Nick Licata
Time to treat tobacco like alcohol? (Orwall)

HDC Advance
Bill will allow municipalities options on gun safety (Habib, Walkinshaw)
Yakima Mayor Gutierrez joined by Deputy Mayor Cousens and Councilmember Mendez to support Voting Rights Act at Olympia hearing (Hunt, Moscoso)
Two-thirds of Washingtonians support raising tobacco sale age to 21 (Orwall)

Hemp News
Washington: Adult Home Grow Bill Would Allow Up To 6 Plants (Blake)

Grand Bargain Gets Reality Check in Wallingford and Another Democrat for Charters in Olympia (Mullet, Hobbs, Habib, Frockt)

With I-1366 Ruled Unconstitutional, It’s Time for Lawmakers to Focus on Improving Schools

Shoreline Area News
Local legislator honored for bipartisan work by Seattle CityClub (Farrell, Hunt, Moeller, Ortiz-Self, Pettigrew, Riccelli)

A King County Judge Just Struck Down Tim Eyman’s Latest Anti-Tax Measure
Could Legal Weed in Washington State Contain a Disallowed Pesticide?

State of Reform
Rep. Cody elicits House Committee feedback on “associate physician” concept (Cody)
House Committee holds pharma costs, transparency over fire (Cody, Robinson, Van De Wege, Jinkins, Tharinger)

The Stand
SEIU 1199NW nurses at Group Health endorse Kaiser deal