Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Dec. 15


Associated Press
Ellensberg lawmaker quits leadership post amid allegations (Sullivan)
Study: Oil tankers may need tug escorts on Columbia River
Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan
Bob Ferguson says he’ll sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal
Work delayed at Hanford project over worker safety
Trial delayed again in lawsuit involving Hanford vapors
GOP leaders finalize tax bill amid uncertainty in Senate
White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign
California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

Aberdeen Daily World
2018 Aberdeen budget includes city administrator

Panel, minus Oregon representation, begins work to bridge I-5 issue (Cleveland, Wylie)

The Daily News
Commissioners pass 2018-19 biennial county budget despite concerns
Study: Oil tankers may need tug escorts on Columbia River

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon
If drivers paid even more, I-405 toll lanes might speed up (Hobbs)
Snohomish County’s campaign to land the 797 takes off
Gerson: To save the GOP, the party will have to lose
Harrop: Yes, even some Republicans glad Jones won in ‘Bama
Ignatius: With law and facts against him, Trump pounds table
Davis: A decade after the recession, pain and fear linger
McCusker: Tax reform needs the public’s input on spending priorities
Editorial: Congress must renew children’s insurance program
Letter: Farmers need to see more support from Rep. Rick Larsen

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Column: The next frontier for sexual harassment accusations?

News Tribune (subscription required)
No digital billboards, but up to 225 standard signs to remain in Tacoma under deal
GOP representative booted from legislative positions after sexual harassment allegations
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to tap nearly $1 billion in state reserves to solve school-funding crisis (Rolfes)
He was a healthy 25-year-old until energy drinks killed him, Fife family lawsuit alleges

New York Times
G.O.P. Expands Child Care Tax Credit, Seeking Rubio’s Vote
With Billions at Stake, Tax Lobbyists Played Hardball
Net Neutrality Rules Are Repealed, Giving Providers Free Rein
Trump Escalates Criticism of F.B.I. in Russia Investigation

OPB News
Washington Hopes Oregon Will Join I-5 Bridge Replacement Conversation  (Cleveland)

Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson County commissioners discuss needs with state lawmakers  (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington doubles number of women CEOs at public companies — from two to four

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state Rep. Matt Manweller steps down from House leadership amid misconduct allegations (Sullivan)
FCC scraps net-neutrality rules; opponents and Washington state AG vow court challenge
Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in new plan to fully fund education (Dhingra)
Seattle police recommend charging ex-City Council candidate for false reporting in voucher program
Seattle’s bike-share pilot program ends this month, but the bikes are staying
Opinion by Reps. Stanford and Sawyer: Hirst decision protects salmon and water rights for farmers, tribes
Editorial: Free college in Seattle and beyond is an idea worth pursuing

Spokesman Review
Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change
Inslee’s budget plan calls for carbon tax (Ormsby, Rolfes)
Ritzville family donates $1 million for cancer research at WSU
Guest editorial: Five years later, no progress on mass shootings

USA Today
Trump calls on Roy Moore to concede Senate race: ‘I think he should. He tried.’
With tax reform pending, it’s time to consider actions now
Net neutrality rules are dead. Will my Internet bills go up?

Washington Post
GOP expands child tax credit in bid to win support from Rubio
New drug law makes it ‘harder for us to do our jobs,’ former DEA officials say
Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked
Trump calls conduct at the FBI ‘disgraceful’ before appearance at Quantico
Op-Ed: Want to know what GOP values are? Look at the choices they’re making in their tax bill.

Vancouver Business Journal
Housing, commercial development continue to accelerate
State Legislators discuss infrastructure, economic development, more at annual breakfast

Yakima Herald Republic
Manweller quits leadership post amid allegations of harassment (Sullivan)


Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan
More Hanford workers possibly contaminated with plutonium
Seattle event honors Sandy Hook victims, calls for tougher gun laws
State tells health care provider to stop Ambetter individual plans
Washington to sue after FCC votes to repeal net neutrality
Washington drivers rank among worst in U.S.

Ferguson announces plan to file lawsuit after FCC’s net neutrality vote
Inslee proposes tapping state reserves to pay for education funding (Rolfes)

Federal Fisheries Bill Has Advanced, Despite Opposition From Scientists, Chefs and Seafood Producers
Several Workers Possibly Contaminated At Hanford Nuclear Site
Manweller Stripped Of Committee Assignment, Resigns As Assistant Floor Leader
Seattle School District May Designate More High Schools For The Highly Capable Program
Inslee’s Budget Wish List: More Money For Schools And A Carbon Tax
Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support ‘Zero Tolerance’ On Sexual Harassment
Schools Disagree Over How To Prepare For Active Shooters

Could higher tolls make the I-405 express lanes move faster?
Washington Joins Oregon In Pay-By-The-Mile Experiment

NW Public Radio
Dump The Pump (Tax)? Washington Joins Oregon In Pay-By-The-Mile Experiment
Schools, Medicaid, Wildfires: Gov. Inslee Unveils 2018-2019 Budget Priorities
Several Workers Possibly Contaminated At Hanford Nuclear Site
State Leaders Outline Steps To Uphold Net Neutrality In Washington
Update: Rep. Matt Manweller Stripped Of House GOP Leadership Amid CWU Investigation

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington state to sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal
After 3 student-initiated threats, Mercer Island High School cancels classes Friday for ‘students and staff to regroup’


How breastfeeding led to another lawsuit from a Seattle police captain
These bikes were made for Seattle

The FCC just killed net neutrality. Now what? (Hansen)

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: AG Ferguson will sue over net neutrality repeal
Connelly: Cantwell to Republicans: ‘Lip service won’t protect the Arctic’

Life comes at you fast, Matt Manweller
RIP net neutrality: 2003-2017