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Governor's Job Plan
5:26 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Washington Governor Unveils Job Creation Plan

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 4:55 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a series of proposals Wednesday in Olympia he’s hoping will create more jobs. The Democratic governor’s plan focuses on training for tech-savvy workers and funding transportation projects. He also says expanding Medicaid next year will lead to more than 10,000 new jobs within two years.

“Expansion of Medicaid is a system that will not only reach over 250,000 Washingtonians with health care, but will help job creation all across the state.”

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Wash. Governor's Schedule
4:20 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Washington Governor’s Schedule Includes Lots Of Pot Talk

Washington Governor Jay Inslee gives reporters and cameras a tour of his office following a news conference.
Credit Austin Jenkins

Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s first weeks in office were highlighted by marijuana legalization and meetings with key Democratic constituencies. That’s according to copies of his schedule released to our Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins under a public records request.

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Inaugural Ball
6:13 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Inslee Keeps Speech Short At Inaugural Ball

On his first night as Washington Governor, Jay Inslee wore a black suit with a maroon tie and lapels. The area where he stood earlier in the day to take the oath of office was now surrounded by sharply dressed people. Inslee had just a few words for guests at the Inaugural Ball.

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Response To Inaugural Speech
6:29 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Social Issues In Inaugural Speech Rub Republicans Wrong Way

Washington’s new governor touched a nerve with some Republicans in his inaugural address. On the topic of abortion Democrat Jay Inslee called on the legislature to pass the so-called Reproductive Parity Act. It would require health insurers that cover maternity services to also pay for abortions.

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Wash. Governor Inauguration
6:22 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Governor Inslee Delivers Inaugural Address

Democrat Jay Inslee takes the oath of office in a first-in-history ceremony in the capitol rotunda.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Democrat Jay Inslee took the oath of office as Washington's 23rd governor in a first-in-history Capitol Rotunda ceremony Wednesday morning. Inslee, a former Congressman and state lawmaker, was joined by his wife Trudi, his grown children and grandchildren.

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Wash. Governor Inauguration
4:02 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Governor Inslee Delivers Inaugural Address

Austin Jenkins

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 4:19 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Democrat Jay Inslee took the oath of office as Washington's 23 governor in a first-in-history Capitol Rotunda ceremony Wednesday morning. Inslee, a former Congressman and state lawmaker, was joined by his wife Trudi, his grown children and grandchildren.

In pre-swearing in remarks, Inslee's friend and environmental activist Denis Hayes focused on global climate change and said Inslee is the "first political chief executive in American history to be elected principally on a platform of combating climate disruption."

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Oregon State of the State
6:29 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Oregon Governor Says State Is On Track, But More To Be Done

Oregon governor John Kitzhaber.
Credit Photo by Cameron Yee / Wikimedia Commons

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says his state is on the right track after a period of economic turmoil. But he says much remains to be done. The Democrat's comments came Monday during his annual State of the State address. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Inslee Appointments
6:36 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Shipbuilder Executive To Lead Washington Social Services Agency

A shipbuilding executive with no social work experience will head Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services. Governor-elect Jay Inslee announced that appointment and four other cabinet picks Thursday. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

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Northwest News
6:13 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Inslee Committed To Medicaid Expansion

Democrat Jay Inslee made his first public appearance since he won the election. The governor-elect spoke yesterday (Wed) at a health care policy conference in SeaTac. As Ruby de Luna reports, Inslee reiterated his commitment to change health care in Washington state through the Affordable Care Act.

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Inslee's Gun Stance
6:06 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Inslee Weighs In On Gun Control

As the federal debate over assault weapons continues, Washington’s Governor-elect Jay Inslee weighed in on the matter in his first public comments since the election.

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