Governor Jay Inslee

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
Credit Joe Mabel / Wikimedia Commons

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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Governor Inslee's New Plan
5:43 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Washington Governor Announces 'Soft Launch' Of Performance Indicators

Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
Credit Office Of The Governor

Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to more than double the number of state-funded preschool slots by 2019. He also wants to decrease the number of SUVs purchased by the state.

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Feds New Pot Guidelines
6:23 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Feds To Allow Washington, Colorado Pot Legalization With Caveats

Washington Office of the Governor. Washington Governor Jay Inslee takes notes while talking with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 6:18 pm

It was the call Governor Jay Inslee has been waiting for since the beginning of the year. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder giving Washington – and Colorado – the green light to proceed with marijuana legalization. But the feds reserve the right to intervene if they see problems.

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Coal Exports
6:45 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Governor Inslee Talks Clean Tech And Coal Exports

Governor Inslee in the Governors Office moments before delivering his inaugural address in January. Writing a letter to the head of a clean energy company the Governor hopes will relocate to Washington.
Credit GovInslee

Governor Jay Inslee was in Arlington, Washington Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a new cleantech facility that will employ 70 people.

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Washington Budget
6:49 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Governor Inslee Chalks Up Wins, Losses In First Session

Washington Governor Jay Inslee can claim some wins and losses after a protracted legislative session that resulted in two overtime sessions.
Credit Austin Jenkins

Washington Governor Jay Inslee can claim some significant legislative wins, along with several losses now that the legislature has finally adjourned. The Democrat’s first dance with lawmakers was made more difficult when Republicans and two breakaway Democrats took control of the state senate. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this look at the governor’s record.

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