State News Digest
Congrats to Susan Hutchison, our former Washington State Republican Party chair until the end of 2017, who is challenging Sen. Maria Cantwell (Seattle Times).
- See KING 5, “Former state GOP chair challenges Cantwell in Senate run”
- And also see Washington Wire, “Susan Hutchison served as Chair of the Washington State Republican Party from 2013 until the beginning of this year. Before announcing her resignation, she joined us to discuss the goal of flipping Washington to Republican control”
- I’m a huge fan, and have no doubt that she truly has a chance. Once I find a way to send her money I will pass it along
Michael Petrish is running for Litton’s open seat in the state house. “Michael Petrish announces candidacy for the 40th LD House Rep Seat.” (Skagit GOP) See his campaign here.
“Washington House Budget Chair Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving After DUI Arrest” (nw news network) Washington state Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane is lucky that he’s a Democrat. This would be big news for a Republican.
Do you agree with these Seattle Times Editorials?
Washington’s 8th District race: “The primary race among Democrats vying for a shot at retiring Congressman Dave Reichert’s 8th Congressional District seat is getting personal — with a feud over a leading candidate’s medical practice. During an otherwise cordial forum on trade issues last week at Bellevue College, attorney Jason Rittereiser turned to rival Democrat, pediatrician Kim Schrier, and accused her of hypocrisy.” (Seattle Times)
Will Governor Inslee run for President? “Fueling 2020 speculation, Jay Inslee to headline Democratic Party event next month in Iowa” *sigh* (enough said)
Seattle Times: “Since voters approved charter schools in 2012, a coalition led by the statewide teachers union has fought to outlaw them… the court should end the siege and let charters flourish, The Seattle Times editorial board writes.”
Costco is giving raises to employees after the Trump tax cuts. Seattle Times reports: “Costco boosting hourly wages for 130,000 U.S. employees”
A bipartisan group is seeking to repeal Seattle’s Head Tax. It reportedly has over 50% support for repeal.
Another editorial in The News Tribune “Voter rights outrank Washington’s new police deadly-force law” may also be of interest. Quote: “Eyman’s Right…”
ESPN: “NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.” Our country is awfully short on things to unite us, the NFL’s decision should be applauded.
Seattle Times: “We look at what’s gone wrong, and how SDOT is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on outside help to try to get its projects on track. And speaking of things that are crashing down around us, toppling the viaduct is not going to happen on the cheap.”
“Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built” (Seattle Times)
“Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations” (ABC News)
“ACLU asks Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tools to governments”
A conservative sent me this link, “The Reinvention of America: Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself” (The Atlantic)