Washington State House Democrats


Monday, March 14


Associated Press
Washington Legislature adjourns, immediately called back (Sullivan)
Legislature OKs tax break for airplane maintenance company (Springer)
Legislature passes bill to recruit more teachers (Santos)
Washington Senate passes charter school law fix, 26-23 (McAuliffe)
Hargrove retiring from state Senate  (Fraser, Hargrove)
Bill to allow livestock owners to retrieve cattle in fires
Washington lawmakers exempt from releasing emails  (Chopp, Nelson)
Washington high school graduation rates inch upward
Poor offenders pay high price when probation turns on profit
Federal trial begins Monday for Washington state auditor
Federal judge sets new deadlines for Hanford cleanup

Aberdeen Daily World
Jim Hargrove retiring from the Senate (Hargrove, Keiser)
GHC gears up for four-year degree offered in the fall
Hargrove championed the “least among us” (Blake)

Bainbridge Island Review
Legislature shrinks education opportunity gap; governor’s signature next (Santos, Ortiz-Self)
Transportation budget funds ferry development
Legislature, school districts continue seeking solutions to teacher shortage, school funding (Lytton, Springer)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills as Legislature misses deadline  (Nelson, Dunshee)
NRA, prevention groups team up on bill to tackle suicide

The Daily News
Highlights from Methanol plant environmental study
Legislature moves to address rising student homeless problem

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Budget includes money to widen I-5, open ferry’s sun deck in summer (Sells)
‘We’re serious’: County court clerks walk out over wages
Gov. Inslee vetoes bill that set new rules for wholesale car dealers
Drug take-back, disposal program proposed for pharmaceutical companies
Delayed flu outbreak spreads misery in U.S.
Without a budget deal, legislators begin an overtime session (Sullivan, Ortiz-Self)
Preliminary test results: Crumb-rubber in artificial fields safe
Another year of small coho runs could hamper fisheries
Weigh stations struggle to remain open with too few troopers
Mukilteo’s newest school designed only for kindergarteners
Cut gun deaths? Put these laws on the books, researchers say
Barring deal, state lawmakers face vetoes and special session
You can read this headline because it’s not written in cursive
Cornfield: Our Cappy Awards return, just in time for a special session (Robinson, Moscoso)
Milbank: Party of No! set to become party of Trump
Guest commentary: STEM offers world of possibilities — and fun
Guest commentary: Military waste diverts funds that those in services deserve
Editorial: State proves benefits of trade
Editorial: Sharing in the pain of state budget inaction

The Inlander
Juvenile rehabilitation a priority in Washington’s legislative session

News Tribune (subscription required)
Charter-schools fix clears Legislature, heads to Gov. Jay Inslee (Pedersen, Hobbs)
Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills as Legislature misses deadline (Habib, Nelson, Dunshee, Hargrove)
Editorial: Legislature puts Band-Aid on State Patrol
Editorial: Charter School boosters win a battle, not the war (Sells, Pettigrew, Hurst)

Peninsula Daily News
State Sen. Hargrove announces retirement from Legislature (Hargrove)
Sen. Hargrove, headed for retirement, looks back at accomplishments during 32-year tenure as state legislator (Hargrove, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Special session underway for state legislators targeting supplemental budget (Hargrove, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
New law means shorter expulsions, more schooling for disciplined students (Ortiz-Self)
Inslee orders special session, vetoes 27 bills to spur action (Ranker, Hobbs)
Seattle mayor wants to cut vehicle emissions, add electric cars
Jim Hargrove retiring from state Senate (Hargrove)
Seattle mayor signs executive order for safe transgender spaces
New debates proposed for state’s Senate, gubernatorial races
New graduation data, by district and school
A student once more: UW readmits man cleared in 2015 fight, stabbing
A closer look at King County’s groundbreaking efforts to fight sex trafficking
Take a look inside Capitol Hill’s long-awaited light-rail station
Is your bus route changing? Metro moves lines to feed UW Station light rail
UW Station basics: how much you pay, how long it takes
Check out UW’s new light-rail station — and how it could transform Seattle
Ex-employee Jason JeRue expected to testify against Troy Kelley
Oregon law phases out coal from state’s power supply
Schools chief Randy Dorn may run for governor, says no one has plan to fund schools
Where are the homeless coming from? They’re mostly from here, service providers say
All Washington school districts to create truancy boards to keep kids out of court (Hargrove)
Group Health approves acquisition by Kaiser Permanente
Heroin epidemic, painkiller abuse targeted by new federal money for treatment
Nethercutt: Civic knowledge and engagement are critical to our republic
Opinion: Northwest tribes have moral obligation to have salmon and steelhead protected
Opinion: Restoring Puget Sound key to saving steelhead runs
Opinion: Early childhood education’s powerful promise needs funding
Editorial: Gov. Jay Inslee should sign charter-schools bill
Editorial: Legislature needs to ensure more protection for sexual-assault victims
Editorial: Time to wrap up legislative session, pass budget, and go home
Editorial: Rebellion and realization: Connecticut shows there are better alternatives to juvenile detention (Orwall)
Editorial: Isolationist politics a boondoggle for Wash. trade

Sequim Gazette
Music licensing bill with Sequim roots plays on (Van De Wege)

Skagit Valley Herald
Unclaimed tax refunds for Washington residents estimated at $25.2 million

Spokesman Review
Spokane misses cut for $50 million Smart Cities grant
Spokane parents get alternative to jail, but victims feel slighted
Suicide conference highlights Washington bill creating awareness training for gun dealers
Spin Control: Aviation tax break debate makes strange bedfellows
Editorial: Charter schools survive, bigger issue looms

Tri-City Herald
Tri-City legislative bills survive governor’s veto pen
New mental health court ready to begin in April

Yakima Herald Republic
Inslee orders special session, vetoes 27 bills to spur action (Ranker, Hobbs)
State Department of Ecology hiring teens for summer cleanup job
No budget, so Gov. Inslee immediately calls special session (Ranker)
State Voting Rights Act likely dead again this year (Moscoso)
Graduation rates trend upward for Yakima Valley high schools
Editorial: Port dispute’s effect proven; what will next president do?


Inslee vetoes 27 bills after lawmakers fail to reach budget deal (Sullivan)
Inslee signs reckless driving, anti-human trafficking bills
Threat of veto looms as lawmakers race to finish budget
Bill should make ‘major difference’ for hundreds of disabled citizens
‘Jungle’ homeless camp debate gets more polarizing
Seattle Police unveils new transgender policy
Top CEOs come together to tackle Puget Sound traffic

Washington Legislature adjourns, immediately called back
State lawmakers exempt from releasing emails

Budget Sparks Fly As Washington Lawmakers Begin Special Session (Sullivan)
Inslee Vetoes Bills After Lawmakers Fail To Reach Budget Deal
Brown Signs Bill To Expand Oregon Film And Video Tax Credit
Emotional Pleas Then Vote To Keep Washington Charter Schools Open (Pettigrew, Sells)
California Lawmakers Vote To Raise Smoking Age To 21

State Budget Could Fund Contentious Fence Around The Jungle (Carlyle)
A Crime Or A Big Misunderstanding? Troy Kelley Trial Will Decide

America’s High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries’ High School Dropouts

NW Public Radio
A Crime Or A Big Misunderstanding? Troy Kelley Trial Will Decide
GMA Violated Wash. Campaign Finance Law

Q13 TV (FOX)
‘There’s no break, no rest,’ Inslee says as he vetoes 27 bills, calls lawmakers back into immediate special session
State auditor’s trial set to begin in federal court


Inslee tries to break Legislature of a bad habit (Sullivan)
How Inslee can change the script on climate issues
For undocumented students at UW, a new future
Video: Murray looks to Bay Area for help with homeless encampments

My Edmonds News
Edmonds resident serves as state legislative page (Ortiz-Self)

Special Session Begins Today as Legislators Deadlock Over Budget (Sullivan)

State Lawmakers Again Fail to Do Their Jobs, Enter Special Session
The Morning News: Governor Vetoes 27 Bills, Convenes Special Session, Seattle Leads Country in Bernie Sanders Donations
Washington Public Schools Are Criminally Underfunded, But Governor Inslee Won’t Commit to Vetoing Charter School Law