Governor proposes hold-steady supplemental budget, big challenges loom next year

Governor Jay Inslee today proposed modest adjustments to the state’s 2013–15 operating budget, primarily to cover mandatory cost increases and meet key obligations.

Inslee set to release detailed legislative proposals on education, transportation, climate, budget

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee will unveil key elements of his 2015 legislative agenda and proposed 2015–17 budget in a series of events next week.

State of the State 2014: Governor Inslee calls on legislators to invest in education, finish work on transportation, and boost minimum wage

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on Senate budget proposal released today

“I want to thank Senate Ways and Means Chairman Andy Hill for the supplemental budget proposal he put forward today.

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on House Democratic budget proposal

“Thanks to House Appropriations Chairman Ross Hunter for the supplemental budget proposal he put forward today. The House budget goes further than the Senate’s in addressing our constitutional basic education obligations.

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes compromise legislation to protect millions in federal education funding

Gov. Jay Inslee and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn today met with legislators about proposed legislation that would put Washington in a strong position to protect nearly $40 million in federal funds for struggling students.

Inslee names new director of the Office of Financial Management

SEATTLE - Speaking at a meeting of his Transition Committee this morning, Governor-Elect Jay Inslee named David Schumacher as Director of Washington's Office of Financial management. Schumacher will serve as the Governor's chief advisor on budget and fiscal issues.

Governor Inslee releases Working Washington budget priorities

Proposal would boost education funding, set new accountability measures 

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.

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 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 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.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on Senate passage of the operating budget

“I am pleased the Senate passed the operating budget, which keeps us on track to have a budget in place by the start of the new biennium on Monday.

“I expect the House to act quickly and pass it as well, so it can be sent to my office.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on House passage of the operating budget (SB 5034)

"I want to thank the House for moving quickly this evening to pass the operating budget. My staff and I will be begin reviewing it immediately and I will sign it this weekend in time to ensure that state government will be open for business Monday morning.

Remarks announcing a second special session

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