Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, July 6


Associated Press
Man arrested after swastika painted on car outside church
Washington becomes 5th state to guarantee paid family leave
Oregon approves measure requiring insurers to cover abortion

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Letter: Pay shows how teachers are valued
Letter: ACA was undercut by insurance companies

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Islanders to use area codes for local calls starting July 29
Parking problems at county park

Kirkland Reporter
Celebrate Kirkland event brings thousands to downtown
Kirkland church joins refugee hosting program

News Tribune (subscription required)
Dem group to launch bus tour in GOP districts over Republican health bill
Opinion: While Chris Christie soaks up sun, Washington state pols work in shadows (Carlyle, Darneille)

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula legislators stake out positions on state education funding

Puget Sound Business Journal
Manufacturers got a big tax cut in Washington state budget deal
Health care: Protests greet GOP senators

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Inslee signs bill guaranteeing paid family leave in Washington
Tax breaks promised in GOP health plans go mostly to top 1 percent
UW master plan doesn’t have enough for transit, child care, affordable housing, group says
New Jersey man charged with threats that closed Evergreen State College released from jail
Crunching the numbers over Washington state’s complicated property taxes (Chopp, Pollet, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Bergquist, Nelson, Cody, Fitzgibbon, Carlyle, Frame, Tarleton, Saldana, Santos, Pettigrew, Pedersen, Macri, Frockt, Valdez, Wellman, Senn, Clibborn, Kuderer, Slatter, McBride)
Democrats urge Gov. Inslee to veto tax cut for manufacturers (Frame)
Opinion: UW minimum-wage study doesn’t reflect reality of work in Seattle

Seattle Weekly
In the End, the Republicans’ ‘Tax Relief’ Was for Their Friends Only
Following Latest ‘Muslim Ban,’ An Effort to Get More Muslims Involved in Media and Politics

Skagit Valley Herald
State looks to WSU for elk hoof disease research

Vashon-Maury Island Beacomber
Opinion: EDITORIAL: State’s McCleary-compliant budget has drawbacks (Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State’s response to Trump commission request for voter records is sound

Yakima Herald Republic
UPDATE: Heat index could reach 120 degrees
Democrats urge Gov. Inslee to veto tax cut for manufacturers (Frame)


Inslee signs strong family leave law (Chopp)
The secret: Gunshot victim reveals the truth about her shooting (HB 1122)
Traffic Alert: Big changes for Tacoma drivers
Cantwell holds health care town hall
Seattle closer to passing income tax on high earners
Amateur fireworks cause damage across Western Washington

VIDEO: Paid family leave rule signed into law

Drivers beware: Big changes coming to both directions of I-5 in Tacoma

Online Sales Tax That Undergirds Washington Budget Likely To Be Challenged  (Lytton)
Washington Workers Will Get Paid Family, Medical Leave Benefits Beginning In 2020

Why are Washington pot shops struggling to make a profit?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Washington lowers the boom on distracted driving

Q13 TV (FOX)
New Law: At least 12 weeks of paid family leave available to all Washington workers in 2020
Lanes are shifting on I-5 through Tacoma as new construction phase begins


Washington is 5th state to pass paid family leave
School funding fix: Not even close, says McCleary lawyer (Pederson)

Seattle Income Tax Heads to Council for a Vote
Where Police Reform Could Be Heading in Seattle

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Cantwell — Medicaid cuts would traumatize hospitals

What the New State Paid Family Leave Plan Means for Seattle