Washington State House Democrats


Monday, July 3


Associated Press
Bill in Congress seeks to preserve the Snake River dams
Washington lawmakers continue overtime
The Latest: Gov. Jay Inslee sign $43.7 billion budget
Washington Legislature passes paid family leave measure (Valdez)

Bainbridge Island Review
Property taxes on Bainbridge Island to jump with new state budget (Rolfes)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Could tiny homes help ease homelessness in Whatcom County?

The Daily News
Budget deal would favor Longview, Kelso schools
Local officials unhappy with property tax cap

Everett Herald (subscription required)
‘Bipartisan’ state budget averts partial government shutdown (Robinson, Sells, Liias, Palumbo, McCoy, Chase, Stanford)
Snohomish County faces sexually transmitted disease crisis
School leaders, teachers sort through the McCleary solution
Jefferson’s last 4th of July: ‘Grounds of hope for others’
Schwab: More-of-same GOP remedy just what senators ordered
Editorial: We have a state budget, but at what cost? (Carlyle)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Governor signs $43.7 billion budget (Robinson)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Inslee signs ‘a truly historic budget’ to stop government shutdown, put money into schools (Sullivan)
Washington lawmakers racing budget through Legislature to avoid shutdown (Robinson)
Big changes on the horizon for Western State Hospital in new state budget

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Market-based health reform could be the cure

Puget Sound Business Journal
Portland joins Seattle in challenging Trump’s sanctuary cities order
Airlines must train 70 pilots per day over the next decade to meet demand
Opinion: Seattle’ secure scheduling rule deprives workers and employers of flexibility

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Minor injuries after Amtrak train derails near Steilacoom
Eight lawmakers’ secluded struggle to broker McCleary funding deal (Billig, Rolfes, Ranker)
How tax cuts for business showed up — quietly — in state budget as homeowner taxes increased (Carlyle, Ranker)
Gov. Inslee signs $43.7 billion state budget; 11th-hour deal averts shutdown (Carlyle, Ranker, Frockt, Pollet, Macri)

Skagit Valley Herald
Delays continue for inmate competency evaluations, treatment
Fishermen express frustration over salmon egg program

Spokesman Review
After midnight: $4 billion Capital Budget in limbo over water rights dispute (Nelson, McCoy)
Legislature passes $43.7 billion budget, and taxes to pay for it; Inslee signs before midnight

Yakima Herald Republic
Opinion: Health care proposals would only make things worse in state


Seniors worried about cuts to health care

New Washington bill places mental health officials with police (Goodman)


In nick of time, Legislature approves budget (Carlyle, Ranker)
Scrutiny on Taser practices, training after Lyles’ shooting
Budget deal: Seattle will pay to fund schools (Ranker, Billig)

Last-minute, makeshift budget misses opportunity to fix upside-down tax code

WA’s Republican Secretary of State won’t rule out handing voter info to Trump’s goons