Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, July 12


Associated Press
Yakima City Council declines to discuss immigration issue
Seattle opens innovative 24-hour homeless center
New initiative launched to toss Sound Transit car-tab taxes
Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

Aberdeen Daily World
Sierra Pacific agreement nets PUD $13 million savings

Schools wary of new state budget (Chopp)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Tax the rich!’: Seattle’s new income tax on the wealthy sparks social-media firestorm
Bill to improve DOC unlikely to pass; Inslee gets the blame (Goodman, Sullivan)
Classroom failure drives memoir about the power of teaching
Judges complain it’s unsafe, unsanitary outside King County Courthouse in Seattle
Tim Eyman initiative would toss Sound Transit car-tab tax, set state cap of $30
Westneat: It’s no joke: The right is coming after college next

Tri-City Herald
House budget would reduce proposed Hanford cuts

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
State gathering feedback on ferry fare increase
Opinion: COMMENTARY: Despite hard-fought state budget compromise, school funding will hit local taxpayers hard (Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: New crackdown on distracted driving welcome
Editorial: Tax-cut veto fuels mistrust in Legislature


Olympia gridlock puts construction projects, jobs on hold
CNBC: Washington state tops the nation for business
Seattle’s homeless navigation center opens Wednesday
Tim Eyman launches $30 car-tab initiative
Could Kitsap’s fast ferry give County an economic boost?

House budget restores $54 million to Hanford nuke cleanup (federal budget)
Tacoma adopts more rules limiting homeless camping

SEIU Accused Of Making More Than $5M In Unreported Political Contributions
In ‘Most Regressive’ State, Seattle Passes Tax On Highest Incomes

Fate Of Pacific Northwest Orcas Tied To Having Enough Columbia River Salmon
As Trump kills the ‘startup visa,’ will Seattle’s tech industry suffer?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
I-405 shoulder driving reduces toll prices for evening drivers
Republicans have trust issues with Gov. Jay Inslee

Q13 TV (FOX)
Where does the green go? Marijuana taxes save lives, boost health programs
Seattle’s ‘Navigation Center’ to open, offering new hope amid homeless crisis


Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Latest Eyman initiative: ‘Let’s stick it to Sound Transit’