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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.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee on Washington State efforts urging U.S. Supreme Court to support marriage equality

“Washington is a national leader in the fight for marriage equality, and I’m proud that our state today joined two friend-of-the court briefs to bring that right to couples across the country.

State Leaders Announce Appointments for Charter School Commission

Governor Jay Inslee, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and House Speaker Frank Chopp announced their appointments today to the state’s new Charter School Commission.

Governor Inslee statement on DOE announcement regarding removal of Hanford waste. Released as governor arrived at Hanford for a tour and briefing

"This is a good start. The state of Washington had been pushing to get this waste out of Hanford and I'm heartened that the increased attention on these leaking tanks has prompted DOE to act.

Governor Inslee statement on Navy Prowler crash that killed three crew members

"Trudi and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families of the Navy aviators who died this morning when their Prowler jet crashed in Eastern Washington.

Agriculture, early learning and health: Governor Inslee announces new cabinet appointments

Governor Jay Inslee today announced his latest round of cabinet appointments, naming directors for the state departments of Agriculture, Early Learning and Health.

Governor Inslee announces $18 million for projects to reduce energy costs, create jobs

Funds go to higher education institutions and local governments across Washington

Governor Jay Inslee today announced nearly $18 million in grants to create jobs and to lower energy costs for 12 higher education institutions and 37 local governments.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee on the passing of former Governor Booth Gardner

Trudi and I send our condolences to the Gardner family and the tens of thousands of people around Washington who considered the governor their friend. Booth Gardner was one of the great leaders of our state. He served us all with the highest standards and with never-ending humanity.

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Governor Inslee's statement on House passage of his climate action bill (SB 5802). This is the Governor's first bill to be approved by the Legislature and now heads to his desk for his signature

“Today’s bipartisan support for the climate action bill is welcome news.

Governor Inslee announces new director for Student Achievement Council

Beginning June 1, Dr. Gene Sharratt will lead Washington's Student Achievement Council, announced Governor Jay Inslee.

Governor Inslee releases Working Washington budget priorities

Proposal would boost education funding, set new accountability measures 

Governor Inslee thanks Japanese government for assistance in removing tsunami debris

Governor Jay Inslee today expressed his appreciation for Japan’s assistance in removing tsunami debris that had washed onto Washington shores.

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