Legislature approves key elements of 777X incentive package

The Legislature today overwhelmingly approved key elements of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposed package to help secure an unprecedented commitment from The Boeing Company to assemble its new 777X jetliner — and the plane’s carbon fiber wing — in Washington state.

Governor Inslee calls special session to approve package that ensures 777X project will be built in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is calling legislators to a special session beginning Thursday, Nov. 7, to approve a legislative package that The Boeing Company says will ensure its new 777X and composite wing will be built in Washington state.

Jobs, water and fish - Governor Inslee introduces Yakima River Basin bill to protect jobs, improve fish passage

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today requested legislation that protects and creates agricultural jobs and addresses fish passage and water supply issues in the Yakima Valley region.

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 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 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 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.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee in response to proposed budget compromise from House leaders

“I’ve asked both sides to compromise and come to the middle and this is progress in the right direction. The budget compromise proposed today is a solid and much-needed step forward in our negotiations.

Governor Inslee remarks announcing a second special session

The Governor’s remarks as delivered June 11, 2013 announcing a second special session:

"Good morning.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee about status of budget negotiations during the special session

“Today’s House Finance Committee vote is good progress towards addressing one of the key budget issues known as the Bracken decision and I expect the Legislature to reach agreement on that

Gov. Jay Inslee Statement on House Budget

“The House approved a budget last night that the Senate should quickly consider and act on. This is a budget that shows serious compromise, and meets the Senate more than half way.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on Senate passage of the operating budget

“I am pleased the Senate passed the operating budget, which keeps us on track to have a budget in place by the start of the new biennium on Monday.

“I expect the House to act quickly and pass it as well, so it can be sent to my office.

Gov. Jay Inslee statement on passage of estate tax legislation

"It’s great news that the Legislature acted tonight to protect the Education Legacy Trust Fund by voting to fix a glitch in our estate tax law.

Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on the Senate Majority's failure to act on a transportation plan for Washington

“I’m beyond disappointed in this inaction. The failure by the Senate’s Republican-led majority to act on the transportation plan stops us from making important investments in maintaining and preserving our roads and bridges and ensuring the safety the public deserves.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on House passage of the operating budget (SB 5034)

"I want to thank the House for moving quickly this evening to pass the operating budget. My staff and I will be begin reviewing it immediately and I will sign it this weekend in time to ensure that state government will be open for business Monday morning.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on announcement of budget agreement

“I am happy and I know we are all relieved to report to you that lawmakers have reached agreement on an operating budget for the next biennium.

“This allows us to avert a government shutdown on Monday.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding transportation package proposal from House Democrats

"I thank Representative Clibborn for her leadership on this and am glad to begin a robust conversation about how to move forward in building a transportation system for the 21st century. This is an issue vital to the environmental and economic health of Washington State.

Governor Inslee signs bills from his Working Washington Agenda

Within his first month of office, Gov. Jay Inslee laid out an ambitious Working Washington Agenda to tackle his top priority – revitalizing Washington’s economy and boosting job creation. 

Statement from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on special session progress

“I asked lawmakers to make real progress this week on a key budget issue — making a technical fix to our estate tax law to keep existing revenues for the Education Legacy Trust Fund.

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.

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