• Productive 2018 Legislature passes big wins for Washington: Accomplishments include first-in-the-nation net neutrality law, bump stock ban, Voting Rights Act

    Productive 2018 Legislature passes big wins for Washington: Accomplishments include first-in-the-nation net neutrality law, bump stock ban, Voting Rights Act

  • First State to Pass Net Neutrality Law

    Washington becomes first state to pass net neutrality protections into law. At the state level, bill essentially reinstates rules the Federal Communications Commission rolled back earlier this year

  • Washington recently ranked as the No.1 to do business, according to an annual CNBC study. The state leads in economic growth, technological innovation, workforce and quality of life.

    Washington recently ranked as the No.1 to do business, according to an annual CNBC study. The state leads in economic growth, technological innovation, workforce and quality of life.

  • Immigration and Refugee Resource Page

    Washington is home to thousands of immigrants and refugees. If you or someone you know needs assistance understanding the potential impacts of these orders or are experiencing problems related to restricted travel or securing the appropriate visa or refugee documentation, the following state agencies and organizations might be able to help.

Immigration and Refugee Resource Page

President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders that have the potential to impact Washingtonians who are working, living, studying or visiting here with a visa, green card or as a refugee. He has also indicated his intention to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order implemented by President Barack Obama. Gov. Jay Inslee has spoken out against these orders, pledging that Washington will remain a state that welcomes people of all faiths, nationalities and orientations. 

Healthiest Next Generation Initiative

Every child deserves to grow up healthy. Recognizing that Washington's future depends on the health of our children, Governor Jay Inslee launched an initiative to join with families across the state in making our next generation the healthiest ever.

Govs. Inslee and Raimondo op-ed in Newsweek

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Inslee statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's federal standards for overtime

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's federal standards for overtime. 

Inslee issues executive order to state agencies to evaluate risk management, commit to loss prevention



Case closed: Hanford cleanup ruling ups accountability for feds

OLYMPIA — Late Friday, a U.S.


Governor's Race and Equity Summit

Governor Jay Inslee is proud to partner with Cascadia College, AT&T, Microsoft, Tiny Tots Child Development Center, and Association of Washington Cities to present, “Together Washington, Governor’s Race and Equity Summit.”

2016 State of the State: A State of Confidence

Gov. Inslee will deliver his State of the State Address during a Joint Legislative Session of the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives in the Legislative Building in Olympia, at noon on January 12.

Download a printable PDF of the speech.

Lowering of the Washington State and United States Flags

Policy Brief: Oil Transportation Safety Legislation

Fact Sheet: Giving Working Families a Break

State of Emergency (Rain Storms)

State of Emergency (Rain Storms - Extended)

State of Emergency (Rain Storms - Extended)

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement regarding end of federal government shutdown

“It is good news for Washingtonians that the federal government shutdown is finally over. Beginning today federal offices will reopen and federal employees and federally-funded state employees will return to work.


Gov. Inslee launches online forum to gather input on new Results Washington initiative

Gov. Jay Inslee today launched an interactive web-based tool for Washingtonians to share feedback and ideas about the state’s new Results Washington initiative.

State of Emergency for Pierce County

State of Emergency - Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Special Session

Yakama Nation Retrocession


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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:36pm
LAKEWOOD — Gov. Jay Inslee announced today he will pursue a five-year plan to modernize and transform the state’s mental health system. At a meeting with...
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:18pm
The rumble of the engine room is a familiar sound aboard a Washington state ferry, but that sound — and the carbon emissions that go with it — may soon...
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 2:27pm
Once the Andersons discovered Alta Lake State Park in the 1950s, the family was hooked.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:58am
Last April, 17 high school students became the first to participate in Washington’s registered Youth Apprenticeship program.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:11am
When done right, the nationwide census conducted every 10 years ensures that states receive appropriate representation in Congress as well as their fair...
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 1:54pm
Sixty orange traffic barrels line the east lawn of the Capitol Campus in Olympia this week.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 2:15pm
Cheryl Shifflett’s story of opioid addiction starts in way that may sound familiar: She was prescribed opioids for chronic pain and began taking more than...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 2:34pm
An estimated 55 million Americans lack access to a retirement savings plan at work, and 29 percent of U.S. households with people 55 and older have no...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:49am
Editor’s Note: Several customer names have been changed in this story to protect their confidentiality.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:28pm
Thanks to social networking apps, smart speakers for the home, DNA ancestry services and other advancements in technology, information about our personal...