Plain Talk

Executive Order 05-03 requires all state agencies to use simple and clear language when communicating with citizens and businesses.

Why Plain Talk?

"Translating" long, difficult messages takes everyone a lot of time. It also can lead to errors, misunderstandings and frustration. Plain language documents can be read and understood quickly. That means your customers will comply faster and more accurately with regulations.

Joint SR 530 Landslide Commission

Final Report

Carbon Pollution Executive Order

Governor Inslee's Executive Order 14-04: Washington Carbon Pollution Reduction and Clean Energy Action

In April 2014, Gov. Inslee signed Executive Order 14-04 outlining a series of next steps to reduce carbon pollution in Washington state and improve energy independence through use of clean energy.
The Executive Order builds upon earlier studies and work groups to take action in 7 key areas:



Safe Communities

Safe Communities

2015 Carbon Pollution Reduction Legislative Proposals

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

Justice Reinvestment Task Force

Clean Energy

From energy to advanced materials to clean water and recycling, Washington’s clean tech industry represents a wide range of manufacturing, services and products. With low energy costs and abundant clean energy resources, Washington is leading the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy. The clean tech sector helps grow our economy, protect our environment and ensure the health and well-being of all Washingtonians.

Health Care & Human Services

Health Care & Human Services

Disability Employment Task Force

Most recent meeting/teleconference

    Military & Defense

    The Military and Defense sector is Washington’s second largest direct public employer. This key industry cuts across many sectors in Washington, helps create the backbone for a strong economy through our diverse defense missions and military installations, our pioneering companies, and our military friendly communities.


    Washington State’s maritime sector comprises a robust and growing set of industries that support 148,000 jobs in the state and contribute $30 billion to Washington’s economy. Washington’s maritime industry is rooted in the historic strength of our natural resources, our productive workforce, our strategic location and excellent transportation connections that provide efficient access to global markets. It is a diverse industry that includes:

    Life Sciences and Global Health

    From establishing the first hospital in the Northwest Territory in 1858 to today’s pioneering breakthroughs in which the body’s own immune system may be used one day to wipe out cancer, Washington State has advanced life sciences and global health for more than 150 years.

    Information & Communication Technology

    Washington is home to more than 14,000 information and communications technology companies and 313,100 technology-based workers. Employers include technology giants such as Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo, Zillow and Tableau. Search and social media powerhouses Google, Facebook and Twitter have discovered the competitive advantages of having a presence in Washington and have opened offices here.

    Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup (CLEW)

    About the workgroup


    Washington is a leading producer of numerous fruit and vegetable crops, making our state a key supplier of food for domestic and export markets. Our growers feed people across the U.S. and around the world. The agriculture and food sectors are a cornerstone of Washington’s economy in both rural communities and metropolitan areas.

    Office of Aerospace

    Washington's aerospace industry fuels jobs for tens of thousands of families and travel for billions of passengers each year. In addition to the world headquarters for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Washington is home to 1,350+ aerospace-related business establishments that design and manufacture products ranging from tires to carbon fiber structures to in-flight entertainment systems. In 2014, 95% of all commercial airplanes produced in North American were manufactured and took their maiden flights from Washington.

    About the Board

    The Board consists of five members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate (RCW 9.94A.880(1). Members of the Board serve terms of four years or until their successors are appointed (RCW 9.94A.880(2)). Learn more about the Board bylaws (PDF).

    Clemency & Pardons Board

    The Clemency and Pardon Board receives petitions from individuals, organizations and the Department of Corrections for commutation of sentences and pardoning of offenders and, in some instances, for the restoration of the right to engage in political office.

    Based on its review, the Board makes recommendations to the Governor. See statutory authority - RCW 9.94A.885


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