Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on House proposed 2015-17 operating budget

“The House today released a solid budget proposal. While my staff is still reviewing the details, I am encouraged by its general framework.

Statement from the office of Gov. Jay Inslee on House Passage of HB 1472

“This bill is an important step in protecting the health of Washingtonians and keeping our water clean. The governor is pleased that it received bipartisan support today. We want to thank Rep. Fitzgibbon for his leadership as prime sponsor of this important bill.

Gov. Jay Inslee highlights proposals to improve tax fairness for working families in Washington

Gov. Inslee meets with Paula Zambrano, a worker at a fruit company in Yakima.

YAKIMA, Wash. – A group of workers met with Gov. Jay Inslee here today to tell him about the challenges of living on minimum wage and their feeling that Washington’s economic recovery is leaving them behind.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s statement on today’s House passage of bills to increase the state minimum wage, enact paid sick and safe leave

“Today the House passed two modest, measured and much-needed bills to give an economic lift to thousands of Washington’s lowest-wage workers.

Gov. Inslee statement on Senate approval of transportation package

“I’m glad to see the Senate act on transportation today. I've been pushing for a transportation investment package since my first day in office.

Governor proposes hold-steady supplemental budget, big challenges loom next year

Governor Jay Inslee today proposed modest adjustments to the state’s 2013–15 operating budget, primarily to cover mandatory cost increases and meet key obligations.

Gov. Jay Inslee announces new Legislative Director

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced Miguel Pérez-Gibson will be his new Director of Legislative Affairs.

Gov. Inslee appoints Navy Capt. Doug Roulstone to fill vacant state House seat

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed retired Navy Capt. Doug Roulstone to temporarily fill the vacant state House seat from Snohomish County’s 44th Legislative District.

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

Gov. Inslee priorities advance at session half-time

As the 2014 legislative session reaches the half-way point, key priorities of Gov. Jay Inslee’s have passed through the House or Senate.

Governor Inslee's statement on House passage of his climate action bill (SB 5802). This is the Governor's first bill to be approved by the Legislature and now heads to his desk for his signature

“Today’s bipartisan support for the climate action bill is welcome news.

Statement by Governor Jay Inslee on Senate budget proposal

"This proposal is deeply flawed. It's the same old game that relies on short-term fixes and budget tricks, and it results in policy choices that would take our state backward.

Governor Inslee's statement on House budget

“I want to congratulate the House on producing a responsible and sustainable budget. The House proposal closely reflects the priorities I put forward two weeks ago. This budget sends a very clear message: Educating our children is more important than preserving tax breaks.

Governor Jay Inslee urges lawmakers to move forward on transportation proposal, shares accountability action plan

TACOMA – Gov. Jay Inslee today joined more than 90 community, business, labor and civic leaders in urging lawmakers to approve a new round of transportation improvements and projects.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee about status of budget negotiations during the special session

“Today’s House Finance Committee vote is good progress towards addressing one of the key budget issues known as the Bracken decision and I expect the Legislature to reach agreement on that in the next couple of days. However, there is still much that remains to be done and time is running out.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee in response to proposed budget compromise from House leaders

“I’ve asked both sides to compromise and come to the middle and this is progress in the right direction. The budget compromise proposed today is a solid and much-needed step forward in our negotiations.

Gov. Jay Inslee Statement on House Budget

“The House approved a budget last night that the Senate should quickly consider and act on. This is a budget that shows serious compromise, and meets the Senate more than half way.

Governor Inslee remarks announcing a second special session

The Governor’s remarks as delivered June 11, 2013 announcing a second special session:

"Good morning.

Gov. Jay Inslee statement on passage of estate tax legislation

"It’s great news that the Legislature acted tonight to protect the Education Legacy Trust Fund by voting to fix a glitch in our estate tax law.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on Senate passage of the operating budget

“I am pleased the Senate passed the operating budget, which keeps us on track to have a budget in place by the start of the new biennium on Monday.

“I expect the House to act quickly and pass it as well, so it can be sent to my office.

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