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Governor, foster care advocates make push for new children and family department

Inslee signs law to help providers, cities, counties confront opioid crisis

Inslee aims to connect kids directly to careers with new apprenticeship and education initiative

Inslee announces leadership changes at DSHS

Patricia Lashway, acting secretary at the Department of Social and Health Services, announced today that she is moving to the Office of Financial Management to serve as deputy director. Lashway has been acting secretary of DSHS since February 2016. Bill Moss will replace Lashway.

Inslee signs executive order protecting rights, services for Washingtonian immigrants

Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order today affirming and clarifying Washington state’s policies for state agencies who provide services to immigrant Washingtonians.

Restructuring services to better serve children and families

SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday outlined plans to restructure how state government serves at-risk families and children and create a new Department of Children, Youth and Families.

When will the United States catch up on paid family leave? Inslee hopes state research will keep federal efforts from stalling

OLYMPIA – Paid family leave has long bubbled along the surface of conversations as one of the crucial steps in supporting working families.

Inslee launches executive order to combat opioid crisis

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order today that brings together state agencies, local public health organizations, law enforcement, tribal governments, and other partners to act on opioids.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding today’s McCleary order from the state Supreme Court

“Increasing education funding and improving student outcomes have been significant priorities in the past four years.

Blue Ribbon Commission Survey

Inslee endorses Bothell downtown grant following tour of fire devastation

This week Gov. Inslee wrote a letter of support for a grant that will aid the city of Bothell’s recovery from a July 22 fire after touring the downtown businesses damaged by the fire with Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume and Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe.

Inslee issues state directive for LGBTQ Inclusion and Safe Places Initiative

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a directive launching a Safe Place WA initiative to promote LGBTQ inclusion practices and policies throughout state government. 

Inslee statement on ruling in Trueblood case

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on the ruling by the Ninth U.S.

Select Committee on Quality Improvement in State Hospitals

Inslee announces appointments for Blue Ribbon Commission to create new agency focused on children’s services

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced his appointments to his Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families.

Inslee names Scott McCallum superintendent of Washington State School for the Blind

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today named Scott McCallum superintendent of the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver.

Blue Ribbon Commission on Children and Families

Final Report

The Commission produced its final report on November 8, 2016:

Inslee calls for renewed action toward gender equality on International Women’s Day

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today celebrated International Women’s Day by reaffirming his commitment to achieving pay equity for women in Washington state and equality for women in state government.

Inslee announces transformative changes to children’s services

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order that sets in motion a transformative new structure for delivering services to the children of Washington state.

Inslee names appointees to new advisory committee on youth homelessness, urges continued cooperation on addressing homelessness challenges

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the first appointees to the new Office of Youth Prevention and Protection Programs Advisory Committee, the latest in a series of actions the governor has taken to address homelessness in Washington in the past three years.


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