Governor Jay Inslee

Washington Supreme Court
5:13 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Wash. Supreme Court Justice Yu Sworn In; Runs Unopposed in November

Former King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was sworn-in Tuesday.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The Washington Supreme Court has its first openly gay, Asian-American, Latina justice. Former King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was sworn-in Tuesday. Yu will run in November to finish out the term of retiring Justice Jim Johnson. Like a lot of appointed judges this year, Yu faces no opposition on the ballot.

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Wanapum Dam
4:38 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Gov. Inslee To Tour Cracked Wanapum Dam

File photo of a crew investigating the crack in Wanapum Dam near Vantage, Wash.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

Governor Jay Inslee will get to see the massive problems with central Washington's Wanapum Dam for himself Wednesday. Major design miscalculations and construction flaws are to blame for the dam’s massive crack. Now officials say they’ll be studying other dams on the Columbia River as well.

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Fuel Standards
4:45 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Inslee Predicts Washington Will Adopt Controversial Fuel Standard

Washington will likely adopt a California-style pollution limit on gasoline and other transportation fuels.
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For months now, Washington Republicans have been predicting that Governor Jay Inslee will use his executive powers to enact something called a low-carbon fuel standard. Inslee acknowledges he’s looking at ways to do this without legislative approval. Either way he thinks Washington is poised to move forward.

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Washington Supreme Court
5:39 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Inslee Appoints First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

King County Judge Mary Yu will be the first openly gay justice on the Washington Supreme Court.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The Washington Supreme Court will soon have its first openly gay justice. Governor Jay Inslee appointed King County Judge Mary Yu to replace retiring Justice Jim Johnson. Yu is also the first Asian-American and first Latina to serve as a Washington justice.

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Hanford
3:37 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Secretary Moniz Meets With Washington Governor On Hanford

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee met with Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday.
Credit Office of the Governor

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the US Department of Energy is failing to provide him a “comprehensive” Hanford cleanup plan. The Democrat's comments follow a face-to-face meeting with the Secretary of Energy who made a special trip to meet with the governor.

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Marijuana Regulation
4:52 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Washington Governor Expresses ‘Surprise’ Medical Marijuana Regulation Failed

Governor Jay Inslee speaks with reporters at a news conference following the adjournment of the Washington Legislature.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he is surprised and disappointed medical marijuana regulation died in the state Legislature this year. 

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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.
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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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