Gov Inslee requests federal disaster declaration for SR 530 Slide damage

OLYMPIA— Gov. Jay Inslee today asked President Obama for a major disaster declaration in Snohomish County to make a number of programs available to assist individuals, households, and businesses impacted by the Oso landslide on March 22.

Gov. Inslee requests more federal disaster assistance for the SR 530 Slide

Governor’s second letter in two days requests assistance for repairing public infrastructure

President Obama approves Major Disaster Declaration for SR 530 slide

Gov. Jay Inslee today said President Obama has approved the state’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the SR 530 slide.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on announcement of President Obama's visit to SR 530 slide April 22

“The White House told me this morning that President Obama will visit the SR 530 slide site April 22. This will give the president the opportunity to see firsthand the devastation wrought by the slide as well as the incredible community spirit flourishing in Oso, Arlington and Darrington.

Governor Jay Inslee announces steps to preserve SNAP benefits for Washington families in need

Governor Jay Inslee today announced steps to preserve Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for approximately 200,000 households in Washington.

Governor Inslee requests farm disaster assistance for farmers in Snohomish County affected by SR 530 slide

Gov. Jay Inslee late yesterday asked U.S.

Governor, Attorney General reject federal Department of Energy's proposed changes to Hanford cleanup plan

Plan lacks specificity, accountability and enforceability

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement regarding NCLB waiver notification from US Department of Education

Gov. Inslee’s response to letter from the U.S. Department of Education today informing state that Washington’s request for continuation of its ESEA waiver has been denied.

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement regarding approval of additional FEMA support for SR 530 slide recovery efforts

“I thank President Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for their prompt approval of the

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on the National Climate Assessment released by the White House today

The release sent earlier today by the White House is here.

Gov. Inslee announces grant award to return long-term unemployed to work

More than 1,300 long-term unemployed workers in Washington will be placed in jobs over the next year through grants awarded today by Gov. Jay Inslee and the Employment Security Department.

Inslee requests FCC delay vote on internet rules

Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter today to Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications Commission.

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on today's FCC vote on internet rules

“I was disappointed that the Federal Communications Commission chose to vote today, disregarding requests from businesses, activists and government officials to delay the vote so discussion could continue about the need for a free and open Internet.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on SBA approval of North Bend disaster declaration

“I want to thank the Small Business Administration and Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet for the quick work in approving my request for an emergency declaration to help North Bend residents and businesses impacted by the April 25 explosion.

Governor Inslee's statement on news of Hanford leak

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that one of the single-shell tanks storing radioactive waste at Hanford is leaking liquids in the range of 150 to 300 gallons per year.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee on Washington State efforts urging U.S. Supreme Court to support marriage equality

“Washington is a national leader in the fight for marriage equality, and I’m proud that our state today joined two friend-of-the court briefs to bring that right to couples across the country.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding need for U.S. Senate to approve Marketplace Fairness Act

"This week the U.S. Senate will consider the bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act, which would provide a level playing field for Washington's small businesses to compete in the marketplace. The growth of e-commerce has been and will continue to be a boon for our state's high-tech economy.

Statement from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on USDA investigation of genetically engineered wheat found at Oregon farm

“News that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating the occurrence of genetically engineered wheat at an Oregon farm earlier this year is a serious matter that I know will raise concerns and a host of questions.

Statement from Gov Inslee regarding federal assistance for Skagit bridge repairs

Governor Jay Inslee’s statement in response to the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration announcement that it is releasing $15.6 million in Eme

Statement from Gov. Inslee on news of possible leak of Hanford double-shell tank AY-102

“Last night I received a call from United States Energy Secretary Moniz informing me that the US Department of Energy discovered what appears to be an elevated contamination level reading in the leak detection pit outside and adjacent to  the Hanford double-shell tank AY-102.

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