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Productive 2018 Legislature passes big wins for Washington

Inslee statement on passage of I-940

Following the legislature’s passage of Initiative 940 regarding the use of deadly force by police, and a bill making modifying provisions, Gov. Jay Inslee issued the following statement:

Inslee appoints Monty Cobb to Mason County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Monty Cobb to the Mason County Superior Court. Cobb formerly spent seven years in the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office beginning as a deputy prosecutor and advancing to chief deputy prosecutor. He has also served as a prosecutor in Cowlitz and Whitman Counties.

New law offers Breakfast After the Bell program for hungry students

Inslee makes two appointments to the King County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointments of Sandy Widlan and Michael R.Scott to the King County Superior Court. Widlan replaces Judge Mariane Spearman and Scott replaces Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell, both of whom are retiring.

Inslee signs bill to ban bump stock devices like those used in the Las Vegas shooting

Washington becomes first state to pass net neutrality protections into law

Inslee vetoes ESB 6617 – Legislature and media agree to discuss path forward

Gov. Jay Inslee tonight vetoed ESB 6617, a bill related to public disclosure obligations of the Legislature.

Joint statement on U.S. Supreme Court Janus case from Gov. Inslee and Attorney General Ferguson

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following joint statement:

No longer ‘broken’: Pilot program helps incarcerated women overcome trauma

Inslee statement on House supplemental budget

"The plan put forward today by House Democrats addresses many of our most pressing needs — especially around mental health services — and plugs several of the holes in our current two-year state budget.

Task force outlines next steps for bolstering apprenticeships, career-connected learning in Washington

Inslee announces appointment to Spokane County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Michelle "Shelley" Szambelan to the Spokane County Superior Court. She is replacing retiring Judge Linda Tompkins, who has served on the bench for 20 years.   

Inslee statement on Senate supplemental budget proposal

“I applaud Senate Democrats for prioritizing education and funding the final payment on our McCleary obligations this year.

Inslee selects Maud Daudon to launch planning effort for career-connected learning and apprenticeship system

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Maud Daudon will lead the creation of a 10-year vision and strategic plan for building a statewide career-connected learning and apprenticeship system in Washington.

Inslee statement on Parkland shooting

“Our nation’s families and communities are grieving from the loss and fear of yet another school shooting, the 18th shooting in only seven weeks.

Inslee statement on passage of Senate bill to eliminate the death penalty

“I would like to thank Sens. Maureen Walsh and Reuven Carlyle, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who have been great allies in the fight to end the death penalty in Washington state.

Washington state partners with community groups in push for equity, diversity and inclusion

Inslee statement on Trump infrastructure plan

“Meaningfully investing in safe and reliable infrastructure is a national imperative, and our state is more than doing its fair share.

Inslee statement on unanimous passage of opioid use disorder bill

"I am pleased that the House just unanimously passed


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