Governor Jay Inslee

Gun Safety
5:01 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Washington Governor Signs Gun Notification Bill 'Sheena Henderson Act'

Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a measure that allows family members to request notification from police when confiscated guns are returned.
Credit Rachel La Corte / Associated Press

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday to help prevent gun violence in mental health emergencies. It allows families to request notification when police return guns to loved ones.

It’s called the Sheena Henderson Act and it’s named for a Spokane woman.

Sheena’s husband Chris had been making suicidal threats before police confiscated his gun.

The day after they returned it, he fatally shot his wife and himself.

Friend Kristin Otoupalik said Sheena should have been told about the gun. 

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Washington State Auditor
4:09 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Inslee Will Withhold Auditor Kelley's Pay, Reiterates Call To Resign

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has informed State Auditor Troy Kelley will not be paid while he is on indefinite leave.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:08 pm

Indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley will not be paid while he is on indefinite leave, which Kelley said he'll start Monday May 4.

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Medical Marijuana Regulations
5:27 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Inslee Signs Sweeping Medical Marijuana Regulation Measure

Governor Jay Inslee, flanked by six-year-old Haiden Day, poses for a photo after signing a sweeping medical marijuana regulation bill. Day has a severe form of epilepsy that is controlled with high doses of marijuana extract.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 5:21 pm

The era of ubiquitous green cross marijuana dispensaries in Washington state is about to come to an end.

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Transportation
4:17 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Inslee Uses Veto To Slow Down 75-MPH Speed Limit

Washington Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a proposed increase in the highway speed limit from 70 to 75 mph.
countylemonade Flickr

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 5:23 pm

A wide majority of the Washington Legislature voted to raise the maximum speed limit from 70 to 75 miles per hour.

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Education
4:17 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Inslee Offers Sympathy As Washington Teachers Walk Out

File photo. Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he understands teachers' frustration over pay raises and class size.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 3:14 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said he doesn’t approve of one-day walkouts by teachers, but the Democrat also said he understands their frustration over pay raises and class size.

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Environment
4:17 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, Inslee Gives Lawmakers 'Goose Egg' On Environment

Washington Governor Jay Inslee speaks on the lawn outside one of the Capitol press houses in Olympia.
Office of the Governor

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 3:01 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee used Earth Day to chastise state lawmakers for their environmental record.

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Washington State Auditor
4:07 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Embattled State Auditor Responds To Questions From Inslee

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has sent a letter to state Auditor Troy Kelley demanding answers to four questions relating to a federal probe into Kelley's past business practices.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:19 pm

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley said a federal grand jury inquiry into his past is a distraction, but he does not believe it compromises the work of his office.

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Minimum Wage
3:10 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Inslee Laments Demise Of $12 Minimum Wage Bill, Hints At Ballot Measure

File photo
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 3:00 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Wednesday hinted at a minimum wage ballot measure in 2016. The Democrat said that Washington voters will decide the issue.

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Seattle Seahawks
4:19 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Seahawks Fans Mark 'Moment Of Loudness' On Washington Capitol Steps

Seahawks fans gathered on the steps of the Washington Capitol for a noontime moment of loudness led by Governor Jay Inslee.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 3:24 pm

It was no “Beast Quake,” but Seahawks fans at the Washington state Capitol celebrated a “moment of loudness” Friday for the team.

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Government And Politics
5:14 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Inslee's State Of The State Highlights Partisan Split In Legislature

Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:38 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said the state is at a crossroads and it’s time to reinvest.

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