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Inslee appoints Bernard Veljacic to the Court of Appeals, Division 2

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Bernard Veljacic to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 2. He will replace Judge Rich Melnick, who is retiring in January 2021.


Inslee announces new economic supports and extension of restrictions

Inslee statement on Durkan decision not to run for re-election

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today following the announcement that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan will not run for re-election in 2021.


Inslee updates proclamation on truck driver hours

Gov. Jay Inslee announced updates to one proclamation in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Inslee updates restrictions for religious and faith based organizations

Inslee issues proclamation waiving College Bound scholarship signature requirement

Inslee announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool

Inslee announces additional requirements for health and dental facilities

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced additional requirements for health and dental facilities to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.

Inslee announces additional COVID-19 financial support

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced additional financial support funds for families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor was joined by Lisa Brown, Department of Commerce director, for the announcement. 

ICYMI: Inslee letter urges Congress to immediately resume COVID-19 relief negotiations

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Inslee announces cap on third-party delivery fees to help restaurants

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a new cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery platforms, such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and others. 

Inslee appoints Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH new secretary of health

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH as the new Washington state secretary of health starting December 21. Dr. Shah currently serves as executive director and local health authority for Harris County Public Health in Texas.  


Inslee announces statewide restrictions for four-weeks

ICYMI: Inslee requests extension of National Guard mission for COVID-19 pandemic response

Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington

Inslee modifies Open Public Meetings Act proclamation regarding election canvassing boards

Inslee extends 27 proclamations relating to COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of 27 proclamations today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Inslee appoints representatives to multi-state COVID vaccine workgroup

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Dr. Ed Marcuse and Dr. John Dunn will represent Washington in the multi-state COVID Vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. Inslee announced the Western state workgroup in October in coordination with California, Oregon and Nevada. 

Inslee statement on President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris

Gov. Jay Inslee made the following statement today congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on winning the popular vote and the Electoral College.


Inslee announces Jamila Thomas as new chief of staff

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Jamila Thomas as his chief of staff effective Nov. 16. Thomas is currently chief of staff to Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and previously held the same title with former Speaker of the House Frank Chopp.



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