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Inslee says state well-positioned and prepared to manage JBLM downsizing

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Washington is well-prepared to manage the downsizing at JBLM announced today by the Department of Defense and the Army.

Statement from Inslee on the Senate student testing agreement

“Today’s announcement from Senate leaders about an agreement on student testing is great news and allows the Legislature to move forward on wrapping up its work for this year.

Inslee announces AmeriCorps grants to Washington organizations

Olympia, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Washington has been awarded $15.6 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. 

Statement from Inslee cautioning risks posed by use of fireworks during drought

“An early wildfire season has already begun in our state, and conditions all across the state are much drier and hotter than usual. The 4th of July weekend is approaching and there is, rightfully, heightened concern about the risks posed by use of fireworks.

Statement from Inslee about status of legislative session

“Last night I was pleased to sign a new operating budget for the state that is forward-looking and fair.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on the passage of the 2015-17 operating budget

Inslee announces appointment of Melissa A. Hemstreet to Kitsap County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Melissa A. Hemstreet to the Kitsap County Superior Court. Hemstreet has practiced law in Port Orchard for 16 years and currently operates a solo practice where she focuses on family law and criminal defense. 

Inslee announces appointment of Michael Schwartz to the Pierce County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is appointing Michael Schwartz to the Pierce County Superior Court. Schwartz serves as a sole practitioner, handling complex felony and civil litigation in both state and federal courts. He has operated his own private law firm since 1999.

Statement from Inslee about the Sleepy Hollow fire in Wenatchee

“My thoughts and prayers are with Wenatchee this morning. Yet again, our state is experiencing a catastrophic wildfire that has displaced families and shut down businesses, as well as risked the lives of our firefighters and emergency personnel.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about a statewide transportation investment package

Governor Inslee, Legislative leaders announce operating budget agreement

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and bipartisan legislative leaders said today that the proposed 2015–17 state operating budget they agreed to early Saturday is sustainable, responsible and makes important investments for Washingtonians in education and other important services.

Statement from governor and legislative leaders on budget agreement

Gov. Jay Inslee and bipartisan legislative leaders from the House and Senate released this statement today:

"Early this morning we reached an agreement in principle on a two-year state operating budget.

"This agreement ends the threat of a government shutdown on July 1.

Governor Inslee and Commissioner of Public Lands Goldmark take steps to reduce wildfire risk

OLYMPIA – With extraordinary heat and drought conditions across the state — and forecasts for more of the same — Governor Jay Inslee and Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark are taking steps to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

Statement from Inslee on the Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing nationwide marriage equality

“Today’s historic court ruling is another big step in America's long road to justice for all. Today, we celebrate with all LGBT couples because love won the day.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act

“I applaud the Supreme Court for upholding this landmark law that is helping so many people here in Washington state and across the nation. The Affordable Care Act has helped more than 730,000 Washingtonians find affordable care, and more than 300,000 of those had been uninsured.

Inslee requests Kennewick Man be returned to Native Tribes and offers state assistance

The governor today sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting that the remains of the man known as “Kennewick Man” be returned to Native American tribes.

Inslee statement on the passing of Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd

Inslee announces appointment of Brian Stiles to Skagit County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Brian Stiles to the Skagit County Superior Court. Stiles currently runs his own private law firm and serves as the sole Judge of the Sedro-Woolley Municipal Court.

Inslee announces formation of Subcabinet on Military Downsizing

Agencies to focus on coordinated state response to potential military reductions.

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee today announced the formation of a Subcabinet on Military Downsizing to address possible reductions in military force in the state.

Inslee announces appointment of Vikki Smith as director of state Department of Revenue

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is appointing Vikki Smith as director of the Washington State Department of Revenue.

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