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.

Inslee appoints Acting Secretary for DSHS, launches national search for new secretary

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is appointing Patricia Lashway, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Social and Health Services’ Services and Enterprise Support Administration, to serve as Acting Secretary of the 17,500-employee agency.

Inslee proposes “modest, responsible” updates to state budget; calls for action to begin addressing statewide teacher shortage

Gov. Jay Inslee today proposed his 2016 supplemental budget that makes modest adjustments to the current 2015–17 budget. The adjustments primarily pay for caseload increases, emergency responses to wildfires and urgent mental health needs.

Washington state receives federal grant to help launch design of paid family leave program

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez today announced that Washington state is one of eight states to receive grant funding to help implement paid leave programs around the country. Gov.

Governor Inslee statement on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passage in Congress

“In Washington state we are making tremendous progress toward ensuring a healthier population with access to better, more affordable health care at lower cost. This week Congress gave us more tools to continue that important work.

House approves Gov. Inslee’s Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act

On any given night, more than 32,000 young people in Washington have no place to call home. About 7,000 of those youth are unaccompanied and don’t have an adult or guardian to help keep them safe.

Governor Inslee announces appointment of Patrick Dowd as Family and Children's Ombuds

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Patrick Dowd as director of the Washington State Office of the Family and Children’s Ombuds (OFCO), an office that investigates complaints about agency actions related to children welfare services and child protection.

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