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Inslee: state brought low by Wall Street

Inslee inaugural address:

"A once vibrant and growing state economy was brought low by the gross irresponsibility of those on Wall Street. As a result, we have suffered four years of recession...but we remain an optimistic state, a visionary state and an innovative state."

Innovation is in our genes. We create. We invent. We build.

Make no mistake. Our top priority today, tomorrow and every day for the next four years is jobs.

My plan focuses on job growth in seven industry clusters. These clusters represent both the present and the future key drivers of economic growth. We must support innovaters in these areas to take risks.

I have proposed a tradeable research and development tax credit...It's something we can do this season.

I will work with the legislatlure to make it more desirable for small and medium sized busiensses to hire more people."

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