Governor Inslee calls special session to approve package that ensures 777X project will be built in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is calling legislators to a special session beginning Thursday, Nov. 7, to approve a legislative package that The Boeing Company says will ensure its new 777X and composite wing will be built in Washington state.

Legislature approves key elements of 777X incentive package

The Legislature today overwhelmingly approved key elements of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposed package to help secure an unprecedented commitment from The Boeing Company to assemble its new 777X jetliner — and the plane’s carbon fiber wing — in Washington state.

Jobs, water and fish - Governor Inslee introduces Yakima River Basin bill to protect jobs, improve fish passage

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today requested legislation that protects and creates agricultural jobs and addresses fish passage and water supply issues in the Yakima Valley region.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding transportation package proposal from House Democrats

"I thank Representative Clibborn for her leadership on this and am glad to begin a robust conversation about how to move forward in building a transportation system for the 21st century. This is an issue vital to the environmental and economic health of Washington State.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding passage of Reproductive Parity Act in the House

"Today's vote in the House is a big step forward in guaranteeing women's access to a full range of reproductive health care services. As I begin signing bills next week, I expect the Senate to follow the House's lead so the RPA can be among those I have the honor of signing into law.

Governor Inslee's statement on House passage of his climate action bill (SB 5802). This is the Governor's first bill to be approved by the Legislature and now heads to his desk for his signature

“Today’s bipartisan support for the climate action bill is welcome news.

Statement by Governor Jay Inslee on Senate budget proposal

"This proposal is deeply flawed. It's the same old game that relies on short-term fixes and budget tricks, and it results in policy choices that would take our state backward.

Governor Inslee's statement on Senate budget

“The vote today in the Senate produced a budget that would move our state in the wrong direction. The short-term and short-sighted budget tricks in this plan would hamper our economic recovery and do further damage to vital services for seniors and children.

Governor Inslee's statement on House budget

“I want to congratulate the House on producing a responsible and sustainable budget. The House proposal closely reflects the priorities I put forward two weeks ago. This budget sends a very clear message: Educating our children is more important than preserving tax breaks.

Governor Jay Inslee urges lawmakers to move forward on transportation proposal, shares accountability action plan

TACOMA – Gov. Jay Inslee today joined more than 90 community, business, labor and civic leaders in urging lawmakers to approve a new round of transportation improvements and projects.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding progress in Legislature at today's cutoff

“Earlier today I heard President Obama say it was a ‘pretty shameful day in Washington’ D.C. because of the failure of the Senate to pass common sense gun safety legislation. I was hoping that here in the other Washington we could do better.

From coding to creating cool apps: Governor Inslee signs bill to promote computer science in schools

With a group of students, teachers, education leaders, and top executives from Microsoft and code.org, by his side, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill today intended to encourage more students to take computer science classes in high school.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee about status of budget negotiations during the special session

“Today’s House Finance Committee vote is good progress towards addressing one of the key budget issues known as the Bracken decision and I expect the Legislature to reach agreement on that in the next couple of days. However, there is still much that remains to be done and time is running out.

Statement from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on special session progress

“I asked lawmakers to make real progress this week on a key budget issue — making a technical fix to our estate tax law to keep existing revenues for the Education Legacy Trust Fund.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee in response to proposed budget compromise from House leaders

“I’ve asked both sides to compromise and come to the middle and this is progress in the right direction. The budget compromise proposed today is a solid and much-needed step forward in our negotiations.

Gov. Jay Inslee Statement on House Budget

“The House approved a budget last night that the Senate should quickly consider and act on. This is a budget that shows serious compromise, and meets the Senate more than half way.

Governor Inslee remarks announcing a second special session

The Governor’s remarks as delivered June 11, 2013 announcing a second special session:

"Good morning.

Gov. Jay Inslee statement on passage of estate tax legislation

"It’s great news that the Legislature acted tonight to protect the Education Legacy Trust Fund by voting to fix a glitch in our estate tax law.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on unanimous passage of his DUI bill in the House and Senate (SB 5912)

"Our roads will be safer due to the good work of those in the House and Senate who voted to strengthen Washington's DUI laws.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on announcement of budget agreement

“I am happy and I know we are all relieved to report to you that lawmakers have reached agreement on an operating budget for the next biennium.

“This allows us to avert a government shutdown on Monday.

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