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Inslee statement on demonstration today in Olympia

“I hear every day from people who want to go back to work, open their businesses and spend time with their friends and family. Most of them are doing what must be done first to accomplish that: They’re staying home.

Inslee extends proclamations for utility ratepayers and truck driver hours

Gov. Jay Inslee signed three new proclamations today in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Two of the proclamations extend existing ones related to truck driver hours and utility ratepayer assistance.

Inslee statement on Trump encouraging illegal and dangerous acts

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on President Trump's comments around "liberating" parts of the country.

Inslee expands eviction moratorium and adds additional protections for residential and some commercial tenants

Gov. Jay Inslee expanded protections for renters today as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide.

Inslee issues new orders to reduce prison populations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Inslee issues new proclamations on criminal statutes, CDLs and garnishments

Gov. Jay Inslee signed three new proclamations today in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Inslee appoints Judge G. Helen Whitener to the Washington State Supreme Court

Inslee issues protection for high-risk workers

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today giving high-risk workers the right to protect themselves from COVID-19 without jeopardizing their employment status or loss of income.

Inslee announces strategies for reducing the number of individuals incarcerated to address COVID-19 in DOC system

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues in Washington, Gov.

Washington, Oregon and California announce Western States Pact

Today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future.

Joint statement from the governors:

Inslee issues proclamations around nursing home transfers, protection orders and state employee leave and pay

Gov. Jay Inslee signed new proclamations today in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The orders impact nursing home transfers and discharge waivers, provide flexibility for protection orders and remove restrictions from pay and leave procedures for state employees.

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Inslee statement on Monroe Correctional Complex disturbance

“Last night’s disturbance ended without injury and we recognize the grave concerns of the incarcerated individuals and their families about COVID-19 in correctional facilities all over the state.

Swedish and SEIU 1199NW agree on new contracts for caregivers

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and Swedish have agreed on new contracts that cover over 7,700 represented employees of Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds.

Inslee statement on Century Link field hospital redeployment

Inslee provides additional guidance on school closures and impact on available services

Inslee, leading nonprofits launch fund for state's food banks as supply levels drop

Inslee extends school closures for the rest of the 2019-20 school year

Inslee issues guidance for Department of Licensing operations impacted by COVID-19

Inslee trims 2020 supplemental operating budget to address financial impact of COVID-19


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