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Inslee announces relief funds to help immigrants and agricultural workers

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the creation of two funds to help workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inslee statement on collapse of federal stimulus talks

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today as the Trump administration failed to work with congressional leaders on federal stimulus negotiations.

Inslee and other governors send letter urging Trump to expand unemployment benefits

Gov. Jay Inslee joined the governors of Alaska, Illinois and Ohio today in urging the Trump administration to expand access to unemployment benefits as the impact of COVID-19 continues to disrupt the economy. 

The letter reads, in part:

Inslee announces school closures in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will close for the next six weeks. This decision impacts 43 school districts throughout the three counties.

Inslee announces support for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the expansion of state policies today to support workers and businesses financially impacted by COVID-19.

A special COVID-19 message to Washington state businesses and workers from Governor Jay Inslee

As governor, the safety and well-being of Washingtonians is my top priority, and I want to update you on the work the state and its federal and local partners are doing to mitigate the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Washington rolls out best paid leave program in the nation

Washington now leads nation with overtime protections for workers

Inslee statement on Trump administration’s “public charge” rule that targets and punishes immigrant families

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a strong rebuke against the Trump administration’s final adoption of a “public charge” rule that could disqualify immigrants who use or seek certain public benefits from obtaining or renewing a green card or visa.

Inslee announces $5.8 million in grants for local communities to improve lives of families facing poverty

Gov. Jay Inslee announced $5.8 million in grants today to fight poverty in Washington state.

Inslee letter to Trump Administration regarding poverty changes

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Inslee statement on Labor & Industries overtime proposal

Inslee letter opposing Trump Administration overtime rules

Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter yesterday to the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report: Why Washington is the Best State in America

Executive order helps military spouses and veterans find jobs, training

State will expand unemployment benefits to federal employees

Govs. Inslee, Cuomo and Whitmer demand answers, action for unpaid federal workers

Today, Governors Jay Inslee, Gretchen Whitmer (MI) and Andrew Cuomo (NY) released the following statement, calling for answers and action from the Trump administration on states’ ability to make unemployment benefits available to unpaid federal workers who have remained on the job during the part

Inslee's State of the State: Washington's Unwritten Chapter

Washington state’s unemployment safety net will help furloughed federal employees

As the federal government shutdown enters its 21st day and many federal employees brace for their first missed paycheck, Washington state is standing by to assist furloughed employees with unemployment benefits while they wait to return to their jobs.

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