• 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.

    Gov. Inslee signed five crucial orca recovery bills into law that protect the safety and livelihood of Washington’s Southern Resident orcas. The governor championed bills that increase food, reduce disturbance and guard orcas from oil spills.

  • Gov. Inslee and First Lady Trudi celebrate with legislators and higher education stakeholders after signing Washington's Workforce Education Investment Act.

    Gov. Inslee celebrates the Workforce Education Investment Act, one of the most progressive education investments in the nation. It guarantees financial aid for over 110,000 students and expands the governor’s Career Connect Washington Initiative.

  • Gov. Inslee rallies with hundreds of supporters in celebration of Washington’s new clean energy laws.

    Gov. Inslee rallies with hundreds of supporters in celebration of Washington’s new unprecedented suite of clean energy laws that decarbonize the state’s economy and transform its energy landscape. These policies reduce carbon emissions, create jobs and improve health outcomes while benefiting workers and vulnerable communities.

  • Joshua Stuller shakes Gov. Jay Inslee’s hand after the governor signed a behavioral health bill. A few years ago, a family member called a mental health crisis line on behalf of Stuller. Instead of getting help, Stuller was arrested and ended up spending 13 months in solitary confinement. His story shed important light on the importance of individuals getting timely care in the mental health system.

    Gov. Inslee signs four bills into law that will transform Washington’s mental health system. The bills shift treatment to community-based care, establish a University of Washington behavioral health teaching hospital and integrate to a more holistic model of behavioral health care for patients.

  • 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.

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.

Community leaders kick off year-long census 2020 efforts

State will expand unemployment benefits to federal employees

Govs. Inslee and Raimondo op-ed in Newsweek

Gov. Jay Inslee and Gov.

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.

Bill Action

Governor Inslee's Bill Action

The Bill Action page contains:

  • The Bill Action Schedule.
  • A record of Bill Actions taken.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Bill Signings, including how to attend a Bill Signing.

Go to the Bill Action Page

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

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Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:35am
Families and individuals who receive Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program food benefits can now use WIC cards and the WICShopper app when...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 11:07am
Gov. Jay Inslee helped usher in a historic day for the Washington State Supreme Court when he appointed Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis as the first Native...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:02pm
Jennifer Hennessey is Gov. Jay Inslee’s policy expert on ocean health and environmental issues. She recently traveled to Chile to help researchers better...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:22pm
Education organizations and advocates across Washington have a message for students: there’s money for you to continue your education and training beyond...
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:44pm
Gov. Jay Inslee joined Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in Vancouver Monday to announce a bi-state effort to replace the Interstate 5 bridge that spans the Columbia...
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:13pm
Gov. Jay Inslee, business and labor leaders gathered in Olympia this week to hear the progress behind the governor’s Career Connect Washington education...
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:13pm
While protecting Southern Resident orcas will require a variety of tools and approaches, Washington State Ferries plans to contribute by bringing tech out...
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 1:04pm
Visitors will see 100 more trees on Capitol Campus in the coming months as part of a national challenge around celebrating trees and forests. The Department...
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 1:47pm
The noise at Fife High School’s gymnasium this week was so loud that you had to yell in your neighbor’s ear just to be heard.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:24pm
The governor and premier announced the new initiative at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Seattle.