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Gov. Jay Inslee says proposed reductions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord would have "grievous effects" for Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee today told U.S. Army officials he opposes personnel cuts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), saying the loss of 16,000 permanent soldiers and Army civilian employees would have “grievous effects” on Washington’s economy.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on ILWU ratification of new grain agreement

“This new collective bargaining agreement is welcome news for the workers and the three grain facilities that are part of the Northwest Grain Agreement. It is also great news for Washington’s internationally acclaimed grain industry.

Inslee statement on insurance rate changes

Gov. Jay Inslee issued this statement in response to the Insurance Commissioner’s announcement of rate changes and approved health plans:

Gov. Inslee announces grant to Wind River Biomass Utility for combined heat and power generation in Skamania County

Project will spur development of clean energy from wood biomass fuel, create jobs in rural timber communities, and help reduce forest fires and greenhouse gas emissions.

Gov. Inslee proclaims state of emergency following severe storms in Okanogan County

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Inslee launches Washington Military Alliance as long-term piece of state's economic development strategy

Group to also help prepare for impacts of military downsizing

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on approval for Small Business Administration disaster assistance in Spokane County

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement after learning his request for a Small Business Administration physical disaster declaration for Spokane County has been approved. SBA’s press release is attached for reference.

Inslee lifts burn ban in Central and Eastern WA, urges people to continue using caution

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is not issuing a further extension to the burn ban he initiated last month for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades. The burn ban expired at noon today.

Boards and commissions appointments by Governor Jay Inslee for August 2014

This is the latest monthly recap of board and commission appointments made by Gov. Jay Inslee. These are appointments that are effective beginning in August 2014.

Governor Inslee, Attorney General Ferguson do not extend Hanford dispute resolution deadline

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the state will not extend today’s deadline for resolving the dispute with the U.S Department of Energy over cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation.

Gov. Inslee announces appointment of Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court. Ekstrom will replace Judge Sal Mendoza, Jr. whom Inslee

Gov. Inslee asks federal government to reconsider further disaster assistance for Central WA communities, following state's worst wildfire

Gov. Jay Inslee today asked the federal government to reconsider providing federal assistance to families impacted by the state’s largest wildfire, saying more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on today's Supreme Court order regarding McCleary

“Today, the state of Washington has been held in contempt for failing to provide the Supreme Court with the education funding plan it has ordered. This unprecedented action by the Supreme Court is a critical moment in our history.

Washington state wins grant to help train veterans for civilian cybersecurity jobs

Public-private partnership tackles disproportionately high unemployment rates

Gov. Inslee statement on U.S. House of Reps. vote to temporarily extend Ex-Im Bank authorization

“While today’s House of Representatives vote importantly provides for an extension of the Bank’s authorization beyond its September 30 deadline, it still does not provide Washington exporters with the long-term certainty they need to do business.

Gov. Inslee launches Healthiest Next Generation initiative to reduce childhood obesity

Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation Makes Final Recommendations

OLYMPIA, WA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation today announced its recommendations to increase participation in outdoor recreation and to grow Washington’s outdoor industry.

Gov. Inslee statement on Novo Nordisk's announcement they will establish a new research unit in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement regarding Novo Nordisk’s announcement that the company will launch a new obesity research unit in Seattle.

Gov. Inslee announces $4.3 million federal grant to prepare state for impacts of military downsizing

OLYMPIA – Washington state has received a $4.3 million Department of Defense (DOD) grant to support local efforts to address the impact of potential downsizing of the state’s defense industry, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today.

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.

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