Inslee http://nwpr.org en Gov. Inslee: Cracked Wanapum Dam A Unique Problem, Not Systemic In River System http://nwpr.org/post/gov-inslee-cracked-wanapum-dam-unique-problem-not-systemic-river-system <p>Wednesday Governor Jay Inslee was able to get up close to drilling machines on the damaged Wanapum Dam in central Washington. It came out this week that the dam’s massive crack was caused by fundamental design errors and bad concrete pours in 1960. Correspondent Anna King has our story. Thu, 15 May 2014 14:40:36 +0000 Anna King 45942 at http://nwpr.org Gov. Inslee: Cracked Wanapum Dam A Unique Problem, Not Systemic In River System Washington Governor Finds Wealthy Partner In Fight Against Climate Change http://nwpr.org/post/washington-governor-finds-wealthy-partner-fight-against-climate-change <p></p><p>There’s a lot of debate these days about unlimited money in politics - and whether it corrupts the process. But does it matter who’s giving the money? And what their motivation is? In Washington state, Governor Jay Inslee has found a wealthy partner in his fight to combat global climate change. He’s California hedge fund founder Tom Steyer – a man the L.A. Times says may be the “liberals’ answer” to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports on Inslee’s connection to this out-of-state billionaire.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:33:20 +0000 Austin Jenkins 45536 at http://nwpr.org Washington Governor Finds Wealthy Partner In Fight Against Climate Change Washington Governor: End Tax Breaks, Extend Expiring Taxes To Fund Schools http://nwpr.org/post/washington-governor-end-tax-breaks-extend-expiring-taxes-fund-schools <p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to close or curtail a dozen tax breaks and continue a couple of tax increases that are about to expire. The money raised – more than a billion dollars – would be earmarked for public schools. The plan unveiled Thursday is part of the Democrat’s budget priorities for the next two years. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:48:25 +0000 Austin Jenkins 25064 at http://nwpr.org A Milder Debate As Wash. Governor Candidates Meet Again http://nwpr.org/post/milder-debate-wash-governor-candidates-meet-again <p>As Election Day nears, the candidates for Washington governor appear to be getting mellower, not feistier. Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee met Thursday night in their fourth formal debate. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports the face-off was void of many zingers. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:49:08 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16642 at http://nwpr.org Clinton Calls Inslee A Leader Adressing Climate Change http://nwpr.org/post/clinton-calls-inslee-leader-adressing-climate-change <p>Former president Bill Clinton’s appearance drew over 3,000 supporters to downtown Seattle Saturday. Organizers called it one of the biggest political fundraisers in recent memory.He came to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee. Inslee faces Republican Rob McKenna in one of the tightest governors’ races in the country this fall. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:59:09 +0000 Amy Radil 15296 at http://nwpr.org Clinton Calls Inslee A Leader Adressing Climate Change Wash. Gov. Debate: Sparring Over Taxes, Tiff Over Tax Returns, Light Moments http://nwpr.org/post/wash-gov-debate-sparring-over-taxes-tiff-over-tax-returns-light-moments <p>The candidates for Washington governor sparred over taxes and personal tax returns in their second official debate Wednesday night. The face-off took place on the Vancouver campus of Washington State University. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has highlights. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:55:41 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14357 at http://nwpr.org Inslee, McKenna Advance To November Election http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-mckenna-advance-november-election Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will advance to the November election, after winning the top two spots in [last night’s] Tuesday's primary for Washington governor. At last count, Inslee won 47 percent of the vote to McKenna’s 43 percent. Colin Fogarty reports on what the primary results might or might not mean for November. <p> Republican attorney general Rob McKenna began election night with a slight lead. But as the vote tallies streamed in - especially from heavily Democratic King County - former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee took command of the statewide count. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:45:25 +0000 Colin Fogarty 13011 at http://nwpr.org Inslee, McKenna Advance To November Election Wash. Governor Candidate Inslee Announces Jobs Plan http://nwpr.org/post/wash-governor-candidate-inslee-announces-jobs-plan <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee has laid out his jobs plan for Washington state. It&rsquo;s the first of several policy proposals Inslee plans to announce in the coming weeks. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:30:26 +0000 2656 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Governor Candidate Inslee Announces Jobs Plan