• Governor Inslee takes a pen as he prepares to sign the Use of Deadly Force bill during the 2019 legislative session. He is surrounded by legislators, community members and advocates who support the legislation.

    Joined by dozens of legislators, law enforcement officials and community leaders, Gov. Inslee signs a bill that changes the law for use of deadly force by police and requires officers to take additional de-escalation trainings.

  • Gov. Inslee celebrates ending the 2019 legislative session with democratic legislative leaders at press conference.

    Gov. Inslee and legislative leaders celebrate significant victories related to climate change and conservation, education, healthcare, jobs, safe communities and more with the conclusion of the 2019 Session.

  • A Southern Resident orcas breaching in the waters of Puget Sound.

    Read about Gov. Inslee’s plan to save Southern Resident orcas.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee visits Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center in Burien, July 2016

    Gov. Inslee’s plan to transform Washington’s behavioral health care system will significantly increase community-based treatment.

  • Governor Inslee looks into a biomedical student's microscope at the Puget Sound Skills Center in Burien.

    Gov. Inslee's budget would link 100,000 students with employer internships, registered apprenticeships, career exploration programs and other learning opportunities by 2027 through his Career Connect Washington initiative.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee visits the Smart Building Center in Seattle, December 10, 2018

    The clean energy package proposed by Gov. Inslee and legislators would help do our part to combat climate change and speed up the transition to a cleaner, carbon-free economy.

  • Gov. Inslee speaks at SeaTac Airport about executive orders affecting immigrants and refugees

    Find resources from state agencies and organizations to help immigrants and refugees impacted by federal executive orders.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 2:49pm
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a major education bill Tuesday that establishes one of the most progressive higher education investments in the country. The...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:56am
Gov. Jay Inslee signed new state spending plans today that bolster major reforms and expansions in behavioral health, education, orca recovery, affordable...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 4:14pm
While friends and families cheered from the sidelines, about 130 students who are blind or visually impaired participated in a track and field meet that...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 9:03am
Washington is the best state in the country, according to the third annual 2019 Best States rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The publication...
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 4:16pm
The 2019 legislative session wrapped up with health care legislation that includes two landmark bills. One creates a public option health care plan that...
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 2:20pm
Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order Monday that builds upon the state’s efforts to support military spouses and veterans with employment and training...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 3:06pm
Gov. Jay Inslee signed four bills into law Thursday that will significantly transform the state’s mental health system and reshape how and where patients...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 3:56pm
Gov. Jay Inslee signed five crucial orca recovery bills into law that protect the safety and livelihood of the Southern Resident orca. These unprecedented...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 3:29pm
Historic package of climate legislation promotes healthy communities, family-sustaining jobs and clean energy for all
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 1:49pm
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