Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, March 21


Associated Press
Trump warns GOP of political costs of rejecting health bill
Inslee declares state of emergency for flooding in 20 counties
Senate Republicans set to release state budget plan

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
New tech apprenticeship racks up 1,000 applicants, first two success stories 
State budget would target 1 in 5 workers for big raises  (Sullivan)

Aberdeen Daily World
Latest FEMA flood map removes large areas of Westport from mandatory flood insurance requirement
County takes action on ORV park, Wishkah levee, mileage

State lawmakers in 49th District to host town hall (Cleveland, Wylie, Stonier)

The Daily News  
911 center could separate from Cowlitz County
EDITORIAL: Curbing campaign donations for governor only is shortsighted
OPINION: Walsh: Fixing the Hirst problem

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Boeing plans to lay off 170 workers in region; offers buyouts
$650K grant to help low-income EvCC students in STEM studies
Tulalip Tribes members elect first woman-majority board
Plan to privatize 30,000 FAA workers gains momentum
Editorial: Tax e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Soapy claims raise concerns for island ecosystems

Kitsap Daily News 
High school students have the opportunity to earn college degree with high school diploma

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Environmentalists warn about Trump Puget Sound budget
Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes
Column: State chimes in on hopper hunting prospects

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Pioneer Way landslides causing concern for city
Opinion: Student marijuana survey gives cause for hope

New York Times 
Trump Warns: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats
How Republicans Have Revised Their Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
How House Republicans Are Planning to Vote on the Obamacare Replacement
Fewer Americans Would Be Insured With G.O.P. Plan Than With Simple Repeal
What’s at Stake in a Health Bill That Slashes the Safety Net

Olympian (subscription required) 
GOP health plan means bigger financial hit for older low-income enrollees in South Sound
GOP leaders aim to woo conservatives with amendments to health care bill
State budget would target 1 in 5 workers for big raises
Puget Sound Business Journal 
Politics: Clinton camp knocks Comey; Ivanka moves in
Gorsuch said women ‘manipulate’ employers for maternity benefits, former student claims

Renton Reporter 
Sound Transit would lose grants for light rail under Trump budget proposal
Renton student serves as page in Washington State Senate (Keiser)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Planned Parenthood braces for a fight over GOP health-care bill
New tech apprenticeship racks up 1,000 applicants, first two success stories
Facing rental crisis, Seattle creates a renters’ commission to explore new laws
Prescription drug costs on the rise; so are the TV ads promoting them
Editorial: President Trump is no excuse for ethnic insensitivity by public officials — or anyone
Editorial: Time to restructure child-welfare system and save lives (Kagi)

Seattle Weekly  
As State Department Program Ends, 12 Seattle-Area Yemenis Face Return to War-Torn Nation
Racial Epithets Fly Outside Uncle Ike’s: A Blow-By-Blow of Saturday’s Anti-Gentrification March

Skagit Valley Herald  
Swinomish hold March Against Addiction
Illness traced back to Samish Bay oysters

Spokesman Review  
Washington House considers tougher DUI law, new way to get blood samples from drivers
Coalition says Washington needs $190 billion for better infrastructure
Volunteers work to save Peaceful Valley home as Spokane River floods
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends health care changes in telephone ‘town hall’
Spokane GOP leaders stick with Tomi Lahren as featured speaker amid pro-choice comments
Avista seeks proposals for a second solar energy project
Portions of Spokane River Centennial Trail flooded
Doug Clark: Spokane’s Cip Paulsen has gone from busted cocaine kingpin to legalized marijuana magnate

USA Today 
Trump to House Republicans: Time to put up or shut up on Obamacare repeal
House Freedom Caucus will not oppose Obamacare repeal en bloc
Controversial measure added to Republican health care bill to lure New York votes
Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes
Opinion: The Republican reckoning on health care: Jill Lawrence

Washington Post 
Trump to GOP critics of health-care bill: ‘I’m gonna come after you’
Trump heads to Capitol Hill for health care talks
Here’s what’s in the House Republicans’ amended plan to revise the ACA
The GOP’s new Obamacare repeal bill might look like a win for conservatives. It’s not.
Opinion: Republicans’ arguments against Obamacare are in a death spiral
Opinion: Who gets blamed if the House doesn’t pass the health-care bill?
Opinion: These ordinary Americans enrolled in Obamacare to protect their futures. Now what?
Opinion: Trump’s budget is a stealth health-care bill. And it would make Americans sick.

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Car tab tax? Fee? Council must listen to the public 


Proposal for ST3 rebate program gains traction (Reeves)
WA counties called out for denying ICE ‘detainer’ requests

Senate Republicans set to release state budget plan
Sound Transit board member concerned about ‘nightmare scenario’ over car tab fee
Bills could help ease confusion of student loans

At Trump’s D.C. Hotel, A U.S.-Turkey Relations Conference Stirs Up Ethics Questions
Secretary Of State Tillerson Will Visit Russia In April, But Will Miss A NATO Meeting
Harvard Scientists Call For Better Rules To Guide Research On ‘Embryoids’
Reports: U.S. To Ban Larger Personal Electronics From Cabins Of Some Flights
Washington Congressman: Subpoenas Could Be Next In Russia Probe
The FBI Is On The Case — And Other Takeaways From The House Intel Hearing
Washington State Looking For Source Of Diesel Spill On Columbia River

GOP Health Plan Has Its Own Financial Stick To Prod People To Buy Insurance
King County Executive proposes centers to help reduce youth detention

NW Public Radio 
Getting The Arsenic Out Of The Groundwater At Seattle’s Gas Works Park
Spokane’s Episcopal Diocese Ordains First Female Bishop
Washington State Looking For Source Of Diesel Spill On Columbia River

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Tacoma’s homeless ‘Jungle’ growing under Interstate 705
Burien residents call on city to take action on homelessness, drug addiction


Five ways Trump’s budget proposal would harm Washington state

Seattle P.I.  
A cloud over Washington coast: What will Trump do to the Coast Guard? (Blake)