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Inslee requests feds remove state from offshore drilling plan

Inslee announces appointment to University of Washington Board of Regents

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of David Zeeck to the University of Washington Board of Regents. Zeeck will replace regent Herb Simon, who is stepping down after 12 years of service as a UW Regent. Zeeck’s initial term will run through September 2023. 

Inslee issues decision to reject permit for Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal project

Gov. Jay Inslee today notified state regulators that he agrees with their unanimous recommendation to reject Tesoro Savage's application to build a new terminal at the Port of Vancouver.

Sharing Washington state’s story of innovation, success with the world

Inslee statement on the death of former First Lady Lois Spellman

"Trudi and I are saddened to hear of the death of Lois Spellman. Our state is better for the life and work of this gracious, loving and kind woman. 

Gov. Inslee and Rep. Newhouse issue joint statement on Rattlesnake Ridge slide situation

“Both our offices are monitoring the unfolding situation concerning the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide in Yakima County.

Inslee announces appointment to Chelan County Superior Court

Inslee statement on federal government shutdown

"There is no question this federal shutdown creates chaos, confusion and uncertainty for hard-working families, students, small businesses, veterans and seniors across Washington state.

Inslee appoints special assistant to oversee agency compliance with immigration executive order

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he has hired a special assistant to help state agencies comply with the governor’s executive order to protect immigrant residents from discriminatory federal deportation efforts.

Inslee statement on capital budget and Hirst bill

"It is good news for Washingtonians that the Legislature passed the long-overdue construction budget. This allows us to restart hundreds of stalled projects at schools and mental health facilities and build more affordable housing -- as well as put thousands of Washingtonians to work.

Trained for success: Corrections program promotes rehabilitation, sustainability

LITTLEROCK — When Larry Vene went to prison 15 years ago for a drug conviction, he didn’t expect the path to his dream job would be through sewage.

Inslee announces appointment to King County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Karen Donohue to the King Court Superior Court. She will replace Judge Hollis Hill, who is retiring.

Declaración de Inslee sobre cambios en la política de licencias para proteger la información personal de inmigrantes y refugiados

"Las recientes revelaciones sobre el fracaso de nuestro Departamento de Licencias para salvaguardar cierta información de funcionarios federales de inmigración han sacudido y enfurecido a muchas comunidades. Me ha enfurecido.

Inslee statement on the passing of Gov. John Spellman

Gov. Inslee issued the following statement on the passing of Gov. John Spellman, whose family notified the governor’s office and asked for the news to be shared with the public.

Inslee takes next steps to continue work on opioid crisis

Following up on his executive order in 2016 and 

Inslee statement on Licensing policy changes to protect personal information of immigrants and refugees

“The recent revelations about our state Department of Licensing’s failure to safeguard certain information from federal immigration officials has shaken and angered many communities. It has angered me.

Inslee statement following call with Sec. Zinke regarding offshore drilling plan

Inslee statement on Department of Licensing information disclosure to federal government

“I am committed to making sure that every family in Washington state, no matter how they got here, is treated fairly. I want to be clear that we will redouble our efforts to ensure that state agencies are not assisting discriminatory enforcement efforts by federal immigration officials.

Inslee to Zinke: no drilling off Washington's coast

Following the removal of Florida from a draft plan to allow offshore drilling, Gov. Jay Inslee sent the following letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting Washington be removed from the plan as well.

Inslee’s State of the State calls for action this session to put a price on carbon


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