• Paid Family Leave Bill Signing

    Washington will soon become the fifth state in the U.S. to offer a paid family and medical leave program for workers. It’s arguably the most forward-thinking paid family leave program in the nation.

  • Washington recently ranked as the No.1 to do business, according to an annual CNBC study. The state leads in economic growth, technological innovation, workforce and quality of life.

    Washington recently ranked as the No.1 to do business, according to an annual CNBC study. The state leads in economic growth, technological innovation, workforce and quality of life.

  • Children Youth and Families Bill Signing

    Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill to restructure how the state serves at-risk children and youth by creating the Department of Children, Youth and Families. It will be led by Ross Hunter, director of the state’s Department of Early Learning. 

  • K-12 Bill Signing

    Washington lawmakers have passed legislation to fully fund the state’s K-12 public schools. The agreement was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. 

  • Immigration and Refugee Resource Page

    Washington is home to thousands of immigrants and refugees. If you or someone you know needs assistance understanding the potential impacts of these orders or are experiencing problems related to restricted travel or securing the appropriate visa or refugee documentation, the following state agencies and organizations might be able to help.

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State of Emergency - Grays Harbor, King, Lewis, Lincoln, and Pierce counties

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington, Amended - Burn Ban)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Extend Burn Ban)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Re-extend Burn Ban)

Extending Hours for Fuel Truck Drivers

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Burn Ban Extension)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Burn Ban Extension)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Burn Ban Extension)

State of Emergency (Okanogan County mudslides)

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:45am
Opioid abuse, child care standards, the legal age for tobacco use and nutrition education are some of the topics garnering interest this year as state...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:45am
Gov. Jay Inslee and Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island wrote the following op-ed, published today in Newsweek, in support of Dreamers:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:37pm
Gov. Jay Inslee and chairs and councilmembers from Washington tribes came together today for the 28th-Annual Centennial Accord, a policy and discussion...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:33am
Hilary Edmondson needed an advocate after the amputation of her leg, and thanks to the Health Home program, she had one.
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:48am
The Resilient Washington Subcabinet, a panel of state agency leaders and experts that has been meeting for nine months, provided Gov. Jay Inslee on...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:09am
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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:31pm
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:54am
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:56pm
Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to New York City and Connecticut this week to meet with international leaders for climate and economic discussions. He participated...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 8:16am
There are some things in life we do without thinking: washing our hands, morning showers, cleaning dishes. It’s basic hygiene taught from an early age and...