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.

Governor Inslee announces winners of 2014 Governor's Smart Communities Awards

Sixteen cities, five counties, two ports and one school district receive awards for smart growth planning

Washington State Governor, Attorney General lead legal response to Supreme Court psychiatric boarding decision

Inslee, Ferguson work with Department of Social and Health Services, healthcare organizations, hospitals and disability rights advocates on joint response

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

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 asks for disaster declaration following gas explosion in North Bend

Governor-Elect Jay Inslee announces new slate of appointments

OLYMPIA - At today’s Legislative Preview hosted by the Associated Press, Governor-Elect Jay Inslee introduced the newest five members of his Administration, including the new heads of the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Labor & Industries.

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.

Governor Inslee signs executive order promoting hiring of people with disabilities

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order to help promote hiring of people with disabilities within state government and the private sector. Currently, only 36 percent of working-age people in Washington with disabilities are employed.

Policy Brief: Behavioral Health Integration

Establishing the State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families

Improving Employment Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities in State Government


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