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Governor Inslee appoints Susan Amini to King County Superior Court

At a ceremony in the King County Courthouse with friends and family, Governor Jay Inslee today appointed Susan Amini to King County Superior Court, position 20.

Governor Inslee announces new appointments for Student Achievement Council

Governor Jay Inslee today announced four new appointments to the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Governor Inslee appoints Suzan Clark to Clark County Superior Court

Governor Jay Inslee today announced his appointment of Suzan Clark to Clark County Superior Court.  

Governor Inslee announces statewide Aerospace Industry Strategy

Gov. Jay Inslee today kicked off a statewide effort to have the Boeing 777X built in Washington, which he said would protect and grow thousands of aerospace jobs for another generation.

Governor Inslee signs executive order promoting hiring of veterans

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order aimed at boosting hiring of Washington’s veterans. He was joined by state military leaders, veterans advocates and business leaders at the 2013 “Hire America’s Heroes” symposium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

From coding to creating cool apps: Governor Inslee signs bill to promote computer science in schools

With a group of students, teachers, education leaders, and top executives from Microsoft and code.org, by his side, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill today intended to encourage more students to take computer science classes in high school.

Governor Jay Inslee announces Tri-Cities judicial appointment

Governor Jay Inslee today announced his appointment of George Fearing to the Court of Appeals, Division III, District 2.  

Governor Inslee statement on KC-46A tanker decision

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued this statement about today’s news that the Air Force had selected McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas as the main operating base for its new Boeing KC-46A air refueling tankers:

Governor Inslee signs executive order promoting hiring of people with disabilities

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order to help promote hiring of people with disabilities within state government and the private sector. Currently, only 36 percent of working-age people in Washington with disabilities are employed.

Governor proclaims state of emergency due to I-5 bridge collapse on Skagit River

Governor Jay Inslee's statement on tonight's I-5 bridge collapse in Skagit County

“I’m thankful there were no fatalities tonight. I want to thank the U.S. Border Patrol, our State Patrol, Skagit County Sheriff, local fire and police, Fish and Wildlife and other emergency personnel who participated in a very successful rescue effort.

Governor Inslee announces I-5 bridge replacement plan

Solution keeps traffic moving while crews construct permanent bridge

MOUNT VERNON – Gov. Inslee today announced a plan to replace the collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mt. Vernon.

Governor Inslee Taps Strategic Reserve Account for Economic Aid to Skagit Area Communities

Governor Jay Inslee today directed the state Department of Commerce to release $150,000 from its Economic Development Strategic Reserve Account to support local economies affected by the Skagit River bridge collapse on Interstate 5.

Statement from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on USDA investigation of genetically engineered wheat found at Oregon farm

“News that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating the occurrence of genetically engineered wheat at an Oregon farm earlier this year is a serious matter that I know will raise concerns and a host of questions.

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.

Governor Jay Inslee's statement on news of Senator Mike Carrell's passing

“I just heard the news of Senator Carrell’s passing. This is a sad day, and Trudi and I grieve for his family and friends. Senator Carrell was a gentleman and a committed public servant who worked hard for the less fortunate among us.

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Gov. Jay Inslee Statement on State Patrol Trooper Sean O'Connell

"Tonight, Trooper Sean O’Connell lost his life in a tragic accident while protecting the traveling public in Skagit County. He was helping on a detour route around the collapsed I-5 bridge.

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Statement from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on special session progress

“I asked lawmakers to make real progress this week on a key budget issue — making a technical fix to our estate tax law to keep existing revenues for the Education Legacy Trust Fund.

States, manufacturers finalize mitigation agreements on Columbia River Crossing

Oregon and Washington departments of transportation have signed pivotal agreements with two Columbia River manufacturers whose operations would be affected by construction of a new I-5 bridge across the Columbia River.

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.

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