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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.

Gov. Jay Inslee Statement on House Budget

“The House approved a budget last night that the Senate should quickly consider and act on. This is a budget that shows serious compromise, and meets the Senate more than half way.

Governor Inslee remarks announcing a second special session

The Governor’s remarks as delivered June 11, 2013 announcing a second special session:

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Governor Inslee cancels trade mission, taps Rep. Rick Larsen to lead state aerospace delegation

The legislative budget stalemate has led Gov. Jay Inslee to cancel his participation in an upcoming aerospace trade mission. 

Statement from Gov Inslee regarding federal assistance for Skagit bridge repairs

Governor Jay Inslee’s statement in response to the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration announcement that it is releasing $15.6 million in Eme

Gov. Jay Inslee statement on passage of estate tax legislation

"It’s great news that the Legislature acted tonight to protect the Education Legacy Trust Fund by voting to fix a glitch in our estate tax law.

Rep. Rick Larsen opens Washington pavilion at International Air Show

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Washington's delegation ends another successful day at Air Show with Umbra Cuscinetti announcing move to larger facility in Everett

Delegation also applauds agreement between Dassault Systemes and Center of Excellence at Everett Community College

Washington state delegation at Paris Air Show celebrates MTorres move, joins Boeing to announce aerospace supplier summit return to Seattle

Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-2) and Washington state’s 51-person delegation at the 50th Anniversary International Paris Air Show today joined MTorres and Boeing in two announcements at the worldwide gathering of the aerospace industry held every two years in Le Bourget, near Paris, France.

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