Governor Jay Inslee

Washington Education
4:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Inslee, Teachers' Union Clash Over Evaluation Measure

File photo. Washington Governor Jay Inslee has made the case for a controversial teacher evaluation bill.
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Originally published on Thu March 6, 2014 3:12 pm

They supported his campaign, but now some unionized teachers in Washington have stern words for Governor Jay Inslee.

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Real Hope Act Signed
6:05 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Washington Governor Signs Real Hope Act

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed the Real Hope Act on February 26th, 2014
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Washington is now the fourth state in the nation to give college students who are in the country illegally access to state-funded financial aid. Wednesday, hundreds of students cheered as Governor Jay Inslee signed the “Real Hope” act in as a bill. 

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Minimum Wage
5:08 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Inslee Explores Minimum Wage Hike For State Workers, Contractors

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he may consider an executive order to raise the minimum wage.
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President Obama recently ordered a minimum wage increase for federal contractors. Now Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he may consider a similar executive order at the state level. The Democrat made his comments Friday after a meeting with the President at the White House where minimum wage was discussed.

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Boeing 777X
5:29 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Governor Inslee On Boeing’s Demands: ‘No, It Is Not Fair, But It is Real’

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he stands by the decision to extend nearly $9 billion in tax breaks to Boeing in an effort to win the 777X.
Credit Joe Mabel / Wikimedia

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he stands by the decision to extend nearly $9 billion in tax breaks to Boeing in an effort to win the 777X . But in comments Thursday he made it clear he doesn’t like playing the corporate tax subsidy game.

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Minimum Wage
4:44 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Governor Inslee Says Time For Statewide Minimum Wage Discussion

File photo of Washington Governor Jay Inslee
Christina Salerno TVW

Originally published on Fri December 20, 2013 10:02 am

 Washington Governor Jay Inslee says it’s time for a discussion on raising the state’s minimum wage - already the nation's highest.

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Washington Transportation
6:07 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Washington Governor, Lawmakers Meet On Transportation Funding

Senate Transportation co-chair Tracey Eide
Washington Senate Democrats

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 5:25 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has said he wants a transportation funding package on his desk by the end of November. Key lawmakers met with the Democratic governor Wednesday on this topic.

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Carbon Emission Goal
5:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Oregon And Washington Governors Agree To New Controls On Carbon Emissions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
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Governors John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Jay Inslee of Washington joined Gov. Jerry Brown of California and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark at a news conference in San Francisco. Together, they announced a shared set of goals for reducing carbon emissions in the region.

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Hanford Waste Plan
4:14 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Inslee: Hanford Plan Doesn't Include Immediate Solution For Leaky Waste Tanks

Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 3:41 pm

Washington's Governor calls a new proposal to phase-in portions of cleanup at Hanford an intriguing idea, but says it doesn’t solve immediate problems of leaking waste tanks.

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Washington Healthcare
4:15 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Inslee Says Healthcare Act Rollout Is On Track

Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
Credit Office Of The Governor

Despite Republican efforts to block the healthcare reform plan known as Obamacare, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee says he’s confident the plan is moving forward.

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Gov. Cabinet Level Raises
5:51 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Washington Governor Boosts Salaries For Several Cabinet Positions

Cacophony Wikimedia

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 5:46 pm

Since taking office in January, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has raised the salaries for several cabinet level positions. In total, those raises add up to nearly $100,000 over the course of a year. The boost in salaries comes even as the state continues to recover financially.

The biggest pay hike went for the position of director of Department of Licensing. That’s the agency that handles driver licenses and license plates among other duties. The new director – Pat Kohler – earns $141,000 per year. That’s a 17 percent increase over her predecessor.

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