“If any Olympia observers are currently planning summer vacations, you might want to hold off. It looks like we’ll be here for a while.” – Keith Schipper, State GOP strategist, Washington State Wire

 “Here’s something we haven’t heard much of over the last few weeks: people speaking out in support of Sound Transit.” – Heather Graf, King 5 News

“The latest county unemployment map from the state Employment Security Department confirms the continuing employment divide between urban and rural Washington counties.” – Read more at Opportunity

 “Inslee’s carbon tax gets little love from state lawmakers” – Read more in the Olympian

Meanwhile…“Trump executive order won’t stop Inslee from pushing ahead with carbon limits” – Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times

“Think about this: Eventually, we might get the train to go across the bridge, but could we have found a more cost-effective way to move two percent of the commuters?” – John Curley, KIRO Radio Host

“The state’s divided legislative branches face an uphill battle finding a paid leave compromise, but far-left Seattle seems poised to implement a program over the next few years.” – Monica Nickelsburg, Geekwire

“After Republican budget proposal passes Senate chamber, GOP leaders criticize Democratic proposal” – Erin Fenner, Washington State Wire

”House Democrats propose $46.9 billion budget, taxes on upper income Washington residents an big businesses” – Jim Camden, Spokesman Review