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Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on SBA approval of North Bend disaster declaration

“I want to thank the Small Business Administration and Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet for the quick work in approving my request for an emergency declaration to help North Bend residents and businesses impacted by the April 25 explosion.

Lean Management initiative is making state government more efficient

Gov. Jay Inslee’s initiative to improve state government services is showing results.

Inslee names new director of the Office of Financial Management

SEATTLE - Speaking at a meeting of his Transition Committee this morning, Governor-Elect Jay Inslee named David Schumacher as Director of Washington's Office of Financial management. Schumacher will serve as the Governor's chief advisor on budget and fiscal issues.

Governor-Elect Jay Inslee announces new slate of appointments

OLYMPIA - At today’s Legislative Preview hosted by the Associated Press, Governor-Elect Jay Inslee introduced the newest five members of his Administration, including the new heads of the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Labor & Industries.

Governor-Elect Jay Inslee fills public safety posts

OLYMPIA - Praising their leadership of two critical public safety agencies, Governor-Elect Jay Inslee today announced the re-appointment of Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste and Department of Corrections Secretary Bernard Warner.

Governor-Elect Jay Inslee announces new CIO

OLYMPIA - Governor-Elect Jay Inslee today named a successful high-tech entrepreneur as the state’s new Chief Information Officer.

Jay Inslee sworn in as Washington's 23rd governor

OLYMPIA - Jay Inslee was sworn in as Washington's 23rd governor today and quickly reinforced his commitment that creating jobs is the state's "top priority today, tomorrow, and every day for the next four years."

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Jobs, water and fish - Governor Inslee introduces Yakima River Basin bill to protect jobs, improve fish passage

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today requested legislation that protects and creates agricultural jobs and addresses fish passage and water supply issues in the Yakima Valley region.

Governor Inslee announces new cabinet appointments

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today announced his picks to head up the state's Health Care Authority, Department of Commerce and Military Department.

Dr. Lee Hood Receives National Medal of Science

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued the following statement on the awarding to Dr. Leroy Hood of a National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama at the White House:

Governor Inslee Names New Department of Ecology Director

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today named Maia D. Bellon as the new director of Washington State's Department of Ecology. Bellon currently heads the Water Resources Program at the Department of Ecology, where she has worked since 2010.

Governor Inslee appoints new chair of Utilities and Transportation Commission

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today named David W. Danner as the new chair of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Inslee rolls out Working Washington Agenda

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today put forward a plan for revitalizing Washington's economy, creating jobs and ensuring we have workers with the knowledge and skills to fill those jobs.

Governor Inslee's statement on news of Hanford leak

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that one of the single-shell tanks storing radioactive waste at Hanford is leaking liquids in the range of 150 to 300 gallons per year.

Governor Inslee announces new slate of appointments including Department of Transportation

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today announced his appointments to head the departments of Transportation, Revenue and Financial Institutions as well as his choice of a new General Counsel.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee on tonight's SPEEA vote announcement

"While I'm heartened that SPEEA's larger bargaining unit approved a new contract tonight, I am concerned about the split vote and the technical workers' rejection of the agreement.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding transportation package proposal from House Democrats

"I thank Representative Clibborn for her leadership on this and am glad to begin a robust conversation about how to move forward in building a transportation system for the 21st century. This is an issue vital to the environmental and economic health of Washington State.

Governor Inslee's statement on leaking tanks at Hanford

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu told Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today that the U.S. Department of Energy has determined there are six, single-shell tanks leaking radioactive waste at Hanford. Last week, the governor was told about one of those tanks.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding passage of Reproductive Parity Act in the House

"Today's vote in the House is a big step forward in guaranteeing women's access to a full range of reproductive health care services. As I begin signing bills next week, I expect the Senate to follow the House's lead so the RPA can be among those I have the honor of signing into law.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee on today's Supreme Court ruling on League of Education Voters v. State of Washington

“The state Supreme Court did the right thing today in ruling that a supermajority requirement for ordinary legislation would alter our system of government. The supermajority requirement gave a legislative minority the power to squelch ideas even when those ideas had majority support.

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