2021 legislative session ends with historic wins for climate, COVID relief

Inslee names Christine Bezanson director of Results Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee today named Christine Bezanson director of Results Washington, Inslee’s initiative to make state government more effective. 

Washington state gets an ‘A’ for use of technology

Washington state received top marks today from the Center for Digital Government, earning an A- in the 2018 Digital States Survey.

Electric vehicle discount program available soon to all state employees

State employees interested in purchasing an electric vehicle will soon have a chance at an exclusive discount.

Inslee kicks off new Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Juvenile justice reform taking shape in Washington

Productive 2018 Legislature passes big wins for Washington

Inslee vetoes ESB 6617 – Legislature and media agree to discuss path forward

Gov. Jay Inslee tonight vetoed ESB 6617, a bill related to public disclosure obligations of the Legislature.

Statement from Gov. Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Kreidler regarding impact of “skinny repeal” proposal

“Today the United States Senate will vote on legislation that would revive the same disastrous health care reform experiment that 

Inslee endorses national rape kit reform effort

OLYMPIA – A national organization advocating for reforms in rape kit processing launched a campaign this week encouraging governors to publicly endorse and support efforts to eliminate backlogs and make rape kit testing a greater priority for law enforcement. Washington Gov.

Inslee signs executive order related to reducing recidivism and increasing public safety

Gov. Jay Inslee today, in recognition of National Reentry Week, signed an executive order to better support the successful transition of people leaving prison and returning to their communities.

New state employee survey shows significant improvements

A new survey of more than 42,000 state employees showed record-high scores on some key questions and the highest response rate in nearly a decade.

Inslee appoints new chief of staff, communications director

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is appointing David Postman as his chief of staff effective Dec. 14. Postman has served as Inslee’s executive director of communications since the start of the governor’s term in 2013. 

Inslee announces new digital privacy protection guide and website

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced new educational tools to help Washingtonians be better informed about cyber privacy, protecting personal information in the digital landscape and state government policies and practices related to data collection.

Washington’s role as a national leader in Lean government draws thousands to Tacoma

More than 2,000 people, most of them state employees, gathered in Tacoma this week to learn and share ways to improve government services and achieve better outcomes for Washingtonians.

Inslee appoints Dan Pacholke as Secretary of the Washington Department of Corrections

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he’s appointed Dan Pacholke to serve as the new Secretary of Corrections for the State of Washington, effective October 17, 2015.

Inslee receives news publishers’ award for commitment to open government

Gov. Jay Inslee today received an award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for his work to keep state government open, transparent and accountable.

Inslee announces formation of Subcabinet on Military Downsizing

Agencies to focus on coordinated state response to potential military reductions.

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee today announced the formation of a Subcabinet on Military Downsizing to address possible reductions in military force in the state.

Inslee announces appointment of Vikki Smith as director of state Department of Revenue

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is appointing Vikki Smith as director of the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Inslee announces appointment of Derek Sandison as director of state Department of Agriculture

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is appointing Derek Sandison as director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture.


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