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Statement by Governor Jay Inslee on Senate budget proposal

"This proposal is deeply flawed. It's the same old game that relies on short-term fixes and budget tricks, and it results in policy choices that would take our state backward.

Governor Inslee's statement on Senate budget

“The vote today in the Senate produced a budget that would move our state in the wrong direction. The short-term and short-sighted budget tricks in this plan would hamper our economic recovery and do further damage to vital services for seniors and children.

Governor Inslee's statement on House budget

“I want to congratulate the House on producing a responsible and sustainable budget. The House proposal closely reflects the priorities I put forward two weeks ago. This budget sends a very clear message: Educating our children is more important than preserving tax breaks.

Governor Jay Inslee urges lawmakers to move forward on transportation proposal, shares accountability action plan

TACOMA – Gov. Jay Inslee today joined more than 90 community, business, labor and civic leaders in urging lawmakers to approve a new round of transportation improvements and projects.

Governor Jay Inslee and bipartisan group of legislators urge tougher DUI laws

“There are no more free passes for those who choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.” That was the message from Gov.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding progress in Legislature at today's cutoff

“Earlier today I heard President Obama say it was a ‘pretty shameful day in Washington’ D.C. because of the failure of the Senate to pass common sense gun safety legislation. I was hoping that here in the other Washington we could do better.

Governor Inslee appoints Salvador Mendoza to Benton and Franklin counties Superior Court

Governor Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Salvador Mendoza, Jr. to serve as Superior Court judge for Benton and Franklin counties.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding need for U.S. Senate to approve Marketplace Fairness Act

"This week the U.S. Senate will consider the bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act, which would provide a level playing field for Washington's small businesses to compete in the marketplace. The growth of e-commerce has been and will continue to be a boon for our state's high-tech economy.

Governor Inslee announces new agency appointments

Governor Jay Inslee announced several new agency appointments today.

Governor Inslee's statement about news of Boeing approval to begin selling its new 777X

“This is great news for Boeing, and I believe it will be great news for Washington.

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

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