Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on conference call with legislative leaders

“At my request, legislative leaders agreed during a conference call earlier today to meet with me Monday to begin the necessary and difficult work before us. There is much that needs to be done before a special session can be called.

Inslee directs Ecology to evaluate options on pending clean water rules

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the state Department of Ecology to reconsider its draft clean water rules while he and the agency assess options on how best to assure protection for the health of Washington’s people, fish and economy.

Gov. Inslee gets Washington moving again with major transportation investments

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a bipartisan transportation investment package that will create an estimated 200,000 jobs and address critical safety, maintenance and congestion needs all across Washington.

The 16-year, $16 billion “Connecting Washington” package includes:

Legislature adjourns with a solid budget, action on key priorities

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Statement from Inslee on the Senate student testing agreement

“Today’s announcement from Senate leaders about an agreement on student testing is great news and allows the Legislature to move forward on wrapping up its work for this year.

Statement from Inslee about status of legislative session

“Last night I was pleased to sign a new operating budget for the state that is forward-looking and fair.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on the passage of the 2015-17 operating budget

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about a statewide transportation investment package

Governor Inslee, Legislative leaders announce operating budget agreement

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and bipartisan legislative leaders said today that the proposed 2015–17 state operating budget they agreed to early Saturday is sustainable, responsible and makes important investments for Washingtonians in education and other important services.

Statement from governor and legislative leaders on budget agreement

Gov. Jay Inslee and bipartisan legislative leaders from the House and Senate released this statement today:

"Early this morning we reached an agreement in principle on a two-year state operating budget.

"This agreement ends the threat of a government shutdown on July 1.

Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on signing of bill to create a health care database for patients and providers

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation that is the result of a two-year effort to provide more information to consumers, employers, medical providers and policy makers about buying and using health care.

Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on legislative passage of the Oil Transportation Safety Act

“Today, legislators did the right thing and approved a much-needed bill to improve the oversight of crude oil being transported through Washington and our ability to prevent and respond to oil spills. This was one of my top priorities for this session and I particularly want to thank Rep.

Gov. Jay Inslee calls special legislative session for April 29, will call budget writers back early

Gov. Jay Inslee told legislative leaders today that he will call them into special session on Wednesday, April 29, to complete major work that will be left undone when the regular session ends this week.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s statement on House transportation proposal

“I want to thank Rep. Clibborn and House transportation legislators for their hard work and leadership on transportation. I've been advocating for a transportation investment package since my first day in office and this development gets us one step closer.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on Senate proposed 2015-17 operating budget

“I commend the Senate on its hard work in releasing a proposed 2015–17 budget. With proposals from the House and Senate majorities, I urge budget leaders to come together as soon as possible to begin negotiating a final compromise.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on House proposed 2015-17 operating budget

“The House today released a solid budget proposal. While my staff is still reviewing the details, I am encouraged by its general framework.

Statement from the office of Gov. Jay Inslee on House Passage of HB 1472

“This bill is an important step in protecting the health of Washingtonians and keeping our water clean. The governor is pleased that it received bipartisan support today. We want to thank Rep.

Inslee’s oil transportation safety bill passed with bipartisan support out of state House of Representatives

OLYMPIA – The state House of Representatives late yesterday passed Gov.

House approves Gov. Inslee’s Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act

On any given night, more than 32,000 young people in Washington have no place to call home. About 7,000 of those youth are unaccompanied and don’t have an adult or guardian to help keep them safe.

Gov. Jay Inslee highlights proposals to improve tax fairness for working families in Washington

Gov. Inslee meets with Paula Zambrano, a worker at a fruit company in Yakima.

YAKIMA, Wash. – A group of workers met with Gov. Jay Inslee here today to tell him about the challenges of living on minimum wage and their feeling that Washington’s economic recovery is leaving them behind.

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