Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, December 14


Associated Press
Inslee proposes carbon, capital gains taxes for education 
State lawmaker battles ethics violations at hearing 
Panel recommends transparency measures on climate change  
Huff, puff and explode: E-cigarette fires, injuries on rise

Aberdeen Daily World  
Harbor’s support for Trump shows times have changed
Amazing Grace to host another homeless encampment
Opinion: Will future of Democratic party be centrist/progressive?

Bainbridge Island Review 
Kilmer applauds House passage of bill on National Parks
Sen. Murray and Senate Democrats urge Trump to divest holdings
Senator Murray issues statement on nomination of fast-food CEO for Secretary of Labor
Robotics club take aim at FIRST
Kilmer joins with Herrera Beutler, Murphy on bill to help mental health patients

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
State lawmaker battles ethics violations at hearing 
State to test-drive charging drivers by the mile 

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way woman claims employer King County Metro conducted ‘unfair’ investigation
Industrial Realty Group, Preferred Freezer Services terminate contract for fish-processing center

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Whidbey group calls for Navy site closure after aquifer contamination

Kitsap Daily News 
WSF seeking Southworth ferry route task-force members
Heartbreaking news for police community

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Inslee proposes carbon, capital gains taxes for education

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Puyallup lawmaker fights 44 ethics violations at hearing over Facebook posts
Pierce County Council narrowly rejects mental health tax

Olympian (subscription required)   
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes $4 billion in taxes to solve school-funding crisis
Appellate court says feds can retry former state Auditor Troy Kelley

Redmond Reporter 
$477 million bond sale secures lower borrowing costs for taxpayers for light rail extensions

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
McCleary fix? Inslee proposes billions in new taxes to pay teachers (Sullivan, Reykdal)
NEA grants in our state: nearly $1M for theater, poetry, dance and school arts programs
Westneat: Praise Obamacare now, before we lose it
Editorial: Tech execs from Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and others have much to teach Trump
Opinion: A much-needed new approach for state’s foster-care system

Skagit Valley Herald  
Opioid advisory group presents plan to commissioners
La Conner school board approves levy proposal

Spokesman Review  
Local educators praise Inslee’s funding plan, but express concerns about levy reductions
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to raise taxes and funnel nearly $4 billion more into schools over the next two years
Omak plywood plant will close at the end of January, putting 217 out of work 
WSU researcher honored for creating a gene test to save dogs
Shawn Vestal: Behind the dramatics, a real issue with university student-conduct boards
Editorial: Congress can’t find energy to act

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
School district prepares for mumps as outbreak spreads to Pierce County
Washington State Ferries seeking volunteers for triangle route task force
Opinion: Canada’s Kinder Morgan Pipeline plan could destroy the Salish Sea, lead to the extinction of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. 

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Gasoline spills into Wenatchee River stormwater system

West Seattle Herald 
City is stepping up to address homelessness in West Seattle; but many residents remain distrustful


Shoreline mayor seeks regional response to fear, hate crimes
White House names Bellevue a ‘TechHire’ community to help people find jobs
Marysville confronts addiction, squatting crisis

Inslee Proposes Carbon, Capital Gains Taxes For Education
McMorris Rodgers Out As Trump’s Interior Secretary? 

9th Circuit Declines To Hear Troy Kelley’s Double Jeopardy Claim
Standing Up For Victims Of Revenge Porn
Department Of Energy Defies Trump, Won’t Name Climate Change Workers 
Trump’s likely Interior pick from Spokane still under ethics probe

NW Public Radio  
Washington Governor Says With Tax Changes, State Could Fund Education
McMorris Rodgers Out As Trump’s Interior Secretary
9th Circuit Declines To Hear Troy Kelley’s Double Jeopardy Claim
‘Bring The Hill Closer:’ Long Beach Unveils Design For Tsunami Safe Haven

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Governor proposes $4 billion in new tax revenue, with much of it to fully fund education, related costs
Tunnel taking shape under Seattle


Inslee: Fund schools by taxing polluters, investment earnings
Dreams deferred? Immigrants ponder life in Trump’s America

Ruling Puts Hold on Adding Density to Single-Family Neighborhoods

Governor proposes bold plan to invest in kids, clean up tax code

Seattle P.I.  
Bertha hits 1,000 rings, set to finish tunnel mid-2017

Seattle city council will consider taking steps to divest from Wells Fargo
Why you should give a shit that a neighborhood group just won a fight against backyard cottages

West Seattle Blog 
TIME-LAPSE VIDEO: See road-building inside the Highway 99 tunnel
Pay by the mile, instead of by the gallon? Testers sought for state experiment