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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.

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.

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