Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Nov. 16


Associated Press
1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems
AP exclusive: U.S. scientists try first gene editing in the body
Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings
Supreme Court: There’s more work to do on education funding
Federal “extreme vetting” plan castigated by tech experts

Bothell Reporter
Bothell City Council approves purchase of Wayne Golf Course Front 9

Officials agree there’s more to be done on funding education (Stonier)
Sen. Annette Cleveland gets a new chair appointment under the new Senate majority  (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Cassie Franklin becomes Everett’s first woman mayor
Dems say GOP tax plan doesn’t add up for everyone
State is close but still not compliant in school-funding case (Rolfes, Sullivan)
Sessions targets more ‘sanctuary cities’
Washington justices: Immigration status usually inadmissible
Dwindling immigration stresses tree-fruit industry
Milbank: A brief history of Donald Trump Jr.’s dumb decisions
Editorial: Senate Republicans make bigger mess of tax bill
Letter: Opposition to methadone clinic fuels more addiction

Federal Way Mirror
District 30 Rep. Reeves receives Legislator of the Year Award for Veterans work

The Inlander
Clearing the Field (Ricceli, Billig)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Washington’s exchange for ACA plans shows increased traffic during first week of enrollment

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington Supreme Court says state not done yet with McCleary education order (Rolfes)
Anonymous source comes forward to detail past harassment complaints as Senate makes changes
Tax writers, including DelBene, to benefit from estate tax changes, but she voted against plan
Secrecy surrounds sexual harassment settlements in Congress

New York Times
G.O.P. Senator rejects tax bill, and other may be close behind
House is poised to pass tax bill in step toward overhaul
Republicans may use cuts in entitlement programs to reduce deficit
5 lessons Seattle can teach other cities about Amazon

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Toast for dinner? Senior malnutrition: a silent epidemic
Editorial: A better way for Bill Gates to fix schools

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle makes AAA’s list for the worst Thanksgiving holiday traffic
NYT: Amazon sellers brood as states come calling for taxes
GOP tax plan would kill thousands of planned affordable housing units in Washington state

Redmond Reporter
Conservationists: Why you should care about fish pens
Tesla STEM’s Schools Under 2C program exceeds expectations

Seattle Times (subscription required)
King County Council chairman accuses Trump administration of ‘bullying’ sanctuary jurisdictions
Residents fight Seattle rules allowing apartment developers to forgo parking
Washington state senator says he’ll file bill to ban Atlantic salmon farming (Ranker)
NYT: Self-driving trucks may be closer than they appear
McCleary 101: The ins and outs of Washington’s landmark school-funding case
Lawmakers aren’t moving fast enough to boost education spending, Washington Supreme Court rules (Rolfes)
Large: Bill Gates just gave us 50 million ways to re-think the human brain
Opinion: #MeAt14: Children do not consent to sex — end of discussion
Editorial: Close, but state still not fully funding K-12 education

Skagit Valley Herald
Swinomish Tribe celebrates new addiction treatment center

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
School board moves ahead with levy plans, finds funding for 40 teachers to expand programming, reduce class sizes

Spokesman Review
Washington Supreme Court rules that Legislature not yet done on reforming public schools
Portion of U.S. Highway 27 to be named Sam Strahan Memorial Highway
Spokane Public Schools prepares to ask voters for levy in February
Grandmother steps up to improve marrow registry; legislation planned
Community members question school district decision on sex education curriculum
Blessings Under the Bridge struggling after deal with city falls through
Portion of U.S. Highway 27 to be named Sam Strahan Memorial Highway

Tri-City Herald
DOE proposes faster ways to treat Hanford waste. Will it meet state standards?
Our Voice: Be watchful of Seattle’s income tax

USA Today
Senators make bipartisan breakthrough on background check bill
House poised to vote on GOP tax overhaul
Lawmakers push for tougher sexual harassment standards

Washington Post
Senate bill would cut taxes for millionaires but hike them for the poor, working class, report shows
Gun-control rivals team up on bill to fix background-check database

Wenatchee World
DNR seeks funding for Forest Health Plan
Council extends wireless moratorium

Yakima Herald Republic
1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems
Editorial: If legislators take harassment seriously, they’ll take this vote


Atlanta frontrunner for Amazon’s second HQ, analysis finds
New Elway Poll finds strong Democratic advantage ahead of 2018

Committee OKs more anti-harassment training for senators

Trump administration warns King County, 29 sanctuary cities they could lose federal funds

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle mayor, mayor-elect both denounce DOJ letter ‘threatening’ city over sanctuary status


Court says Legislature isn’t done on McCleary. So what now? (Dhingra, Rolfes)
Sessions sends warning to Seattle, King County on immigration policy
Ex-inmate now ‘brilliant’ student fights to practice law

Chokepoints: Seattle sacrifices two lanes for new streetcar
Justice Department sends warning letter to Seattle

Supreme Court’s McCleary Decision Shows that Lawmakers Should Clean Up Tax Code to Invest in Schools

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Senate panel votes to create ‘oil field’ in Arctic refuge

Justice Department sent warnings to King County and Seattle over “Sanctuary” policies
Should a law grad with a criminal record be allowed to take the bar exam?
Obamacare continues to surge like nobody’s business
Op-ed: The reckoning must also come for Democrats

Washington State Wire
Supreme Court rules state not on track to meet McCleary deadline
Update on DUI convictions, forensic phlebotomy, and illegal firearm sales legislation
Agnes Kirk reviews cybersecurity concerns in Washington
Reeves receives “Legislator of the Year” for veterans work (Reeves)