Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, March 10


Associated Press
Washington House passes bill aiming to fix charter schools (Kilduff, Reykdal, Pettigrew)
Transportation budget includes treat for toll payers (Kilduff, Rolfes)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State Patrol would give troopers 5 percent raise in legislative deal  (Fey)

Bothell Reporter
I-405 express toll lane improvements included in transportation budget (McAuliffe)
Ferguson ‘disappointed’ in slow progress of bill to raise tobacco age to 21 (Dunshee)

State Senate pays tribute to longtime legislator Benton (Keiser, Chase)
In Our View: Make Most of Trudeau Time

Everett Herald (subscription required)
The governor’s strategy of quiescence (Liias)
McCusker: Look in mirror when problems arise
Editorial: Your ideas needed for better county government

Kirkland Reporter
Martial arts singled out for taxation, relief bill stuck in committee

News Tribune (subscription required)
Deal reached in Legislature to preserve charter schools (Springer, Jinkins)
Legislative move could cancel Tacoma Narrows bridge toll increase (Kilduff)
Prison releases took back seat to less dangerous glitch
Editorial: Disabled families get great tool to build a future (Kilduff)

Redmond Reporter
Ferguson ‘disappointed’ in slow progress of bill to raise tobacco age to 21 (Dunshee)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Homeless youth focus of both House, Senate budgets (Chopp, Fey, Goodman)
High winds leave Puget Sound residents in the dark
House Speaker Chopp stalls housing bill over aid to for-profit landlords (Chopp, Frame)
State troopers to get 5 percent pay boost
House approves bill to keep charter schools open, clearing way for passage (Sullivan, Kuderer, Springer)
New way to pay for college: a Washington state 529 plan (Frockt, Mullet)
Editorial: In 2020, bring a regional primary to the West
Opinion: Promoting privacy and security in a high-tech economy

Skagit Valley Herald
Water study bill to look at all options

Spokesman Review
Forum brings out critics of Spokane police leader Jim McDevitt
Bill would keep Washington charter schools open using lottery money
WSU report criticizes school’s grizzly bear lab
Editorial: Secretary of state right to ease voter registration

Tri-City Herald
Guest column: Short fix means eviction for public charter schools

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Experiment in automatic voter registration worth watching

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Comprehensive solution to state problem a winner


Washington House passes bill aiming to fix charter schools
After USA TODAY NETWORK investigation, rape-kit reforms flood state legislatures

Legislature passes state transportation budget

Washington Lawmakers Strip Down Bill About Police Use Of Force (Ryu)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Was the WSDOT Twitter account hacked or is a 12-year-old in charge?

Public News Service
Olympia Looks for Way to Fund Nation’s First Rape Kit Tracking System (Orwall)


Under the gun, lawmakers race to the finish line (Santos, Springer, Pettigrew, Ranker, Jayapal)
Does Washington really need a lieutenant governor?
When Nazis walked the streets of Seattle

Important Immigrants’ Rights Bills Fail in Olympia (Jayapal)

Seattle P.I.
Clean-up continues at Greenwood explosion site

State Senate Republicans Have All But Killed the Washington Voting Rights Act, Again. They Won’t Say Why.