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Biden Administration approves public assistance request for counties and Tribes impacted by November storms

Today, Gov. Jay Inslee thanked the Biden Administration after learning the state’s Major Disaster Declaration approved earlier this year to help individuals and families impacted by last November’s floods has been amended to include additional support.


Inslee shares Washington's pandemic story with U.S. House COVID committee

Almost two years to the day after the first case of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. was confirmed in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis about how the state has responded and the lessons learned.

Inslee issues Green Crab Infestation proclamation


Inslee updates decades-old affirmative action guidance for more equity in hiring, education and contracting

Inslee prioritizes poverty reduction efforts

Year after year, Washington ranks among the best economies in the country, and yet existing policies and systems have not enabled all residents to thrive.

Inslee provides support to hospitals to fight Omicron variant

With COVID-19 cases rising due to the transmissibility of the Omicron variant, hospitals are seeing a dramatic increase in COVID hospitalizations. The health care staffing shortages have led hospitals to be at or over their capacity to treat patients. Gov.

Inslee issues emergency order on non-urgent health care services


2022 State of the State Address

Inslee statement on start of 2022 legislative session

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on the first day of the 2022 legislative session.

Inslee amends proclamation to waive truck driver hours

Yesterday, Gov.

Inslee issues emergency weather proclamation


Inslee signs Executive Order for Equity in Public Contracting and announces intention to rescind Directive 98-01

Gov. Jay Inslee made two announcements today related to breaking down systemic barriers around race and increasing equity.

Inslee statement on efforts to stop violence fueled by election lies

Gov. Jay Inslee released the following statement today announcing his support for legislation currently being written that would outlaw attempts by candidates and elected officials to spread lies about free and fair elections when it has the likelihood to stoke violence.

Inslee flag directive to commemorate the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a flag directive today to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.

Inslee statement on federal disaster declaration

Gov. Jay Inslee today commended the Biden Administration, which approved Inslee’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration and agreed to provide federal assistance to help those impacted by last November’s historic floods.

Inslee announces additional resources for Omicron variant

As Washington state is experiencing a dramatic rise in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, Gov. Jay Inslee announced steps today to contain the spread. Inslee did not announce any rollbacks, restrictions or closures.

Boards and Commissions appointments by Governor Jay Inslee - December 2021

Below is the monthly recap of board and commission appointments made by Gov. Jay Inslee during the month of December 2021.

The year in photos: 2021

As we end 2021, here’s a look back through photos of some of Gov. Jay Inslee’s work across the state. The COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact Washington in large and small ways.


Inslee statement on the death of Justice Mary Fairhurst

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today following news of the death of retired Washington State Supreme Court Justice and former chief justice, Mary Fairhurst.



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