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Significant new resources arrive in WA following approval of Emergency Declaration

Just one day following the Obama Administration's approval of Gov. Jay Inslee's request for a Federal Emergency Declaration, a new Mobilization Center started being formed at Fairchild Air Force Base to assist with firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington.

Inslee statement: “Senate Republicans should not be looking for a constitutional crisis, they should be looking for an education solution”

“Today I convened a call with legislative leaders of both caucuses in the House and Senate to discuss next steps on the recent Supreme Court McCleary ruling.

Inslee announces approval of federal Emergency Declaration; amends state emergency proclamation to address fuel supply shortage

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that President Obama’s Administration approved his request for a federal Emergency Declaration in response to the multiple wildfires burning across Eastern Washington.

Inslee appoints David. G. Estudillo to Grant County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing David G. Estudillo to the Grant County Superior Court. He will replace Judge Evan Sperline, the longest serving Superior Court judge in Washington state. Estudillo’s term is effective beginning in September.

Inslee requests federal Emergency Declaration to secure additional wildfire resources


Statement from Inslee about fatalities of three firefighters in Twisp

I was just told that three firefighters died while battling the Twisp fire and four were injured. My heart breaks over the loss of life. I know all Washington joins me and Trudi in sending our prayers to the families of these brave firefighters.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on conference call with legislative leaders

“At my request, legislative leaders agreed during a conference call earlier today to meet with me Monday to begin the necessary and difficult work before us. There is much that needs to be done before a special session can be called.

Gov. Inslee statement on state Supreme Court's order on the McCleary case

“Today’s order from the Supreme Court acknowledges that significant progress has been made toward meeting the state’s obligation to adequately fund basic education. But everyone understood that even with those historic investments in education, our work would not be done.”

Inslee to lead trade mission to Korea, Japan

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee will kick-off a 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan on August 28, accompanied by Derek Sandison, Director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture, and Brian Bonlender, Commerce Director.

Boards and commissions appointments by Governor Jay Inslee – July 2015




Inslee creates subcabinet to boost business diversity

Gov. Jay Inslee today convened a new subcabinet focused on increasing access for small and minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses to contracting opportunities with Washington state government.

Gov. Inslee statement on release of EPA’s final Clean Power Plan

“On behalf of Washington state I want to thank President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy for delivering a strong and common sense plan for achieving significant cuts in carbon pollution.

Inslee directs Ecology to evaluate options on pending clean water rules

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the state Department of Ecology to reconsider its draft clean water rules while he and the agency assess options on how best to assure protection for the health of Washington’s people, fish and economy.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding requests for investigations into Planned Parenthood

“Planned Parenthood provides millions of women across the country access to a full range of affordable health care and family planning services.

Inslee directing Ecology to develop regulatory cap on carbon emissions

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the state Department of Ecology to step up enforcement of existing state pollution laws and develop a regulatory cap on carbon emissions. Inslee said Washingtonians have too much at stake to wait any longer for legislative action.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on the death of Donald Chin

“Trudi and I share in the terrible shock and deep mourning following this morning’s tragic and violent loss of Donnie Chin. We don’t know exactly what happened on that street in Seattle’s International District early this morning.


Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on U.S. Senate passage of Sen. Murray’s bill to fix “No Child Left Behind”

“I applaud the bipartisan leadership of Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander. Washington state is pleased that the U.S. Senate has today passed the Every Child Achieves Act with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Gov. Inslee gets Washington moving again with major transportation investments

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a bipartisan transportation investment package that will create an estimated 200,000 jobs and address critical safety, maintenance and congestion needs all across Washington.

The 16-year, $16 billion “Connecting Washington” package includes:

Legislature adjourns with a solid budget, action on key priorities

Gov. Inslee statement on passing of Charles J. McCann, founding president of The Evergreen State College

Washington state lost an education pioneer with the passing of Charles McCann, the founding president of The Evergreen State College. Mr. McCann helped us all imagine a different sort of college that would allow students to learn in a new way.


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