Stories tagged: Gov. Jay Inslee
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 7:20 p.m.
Democrats won back governor’s offices and legislative chambers in numerous states last year, thanks in large part to their promises to expand health coverage and make it more affordable.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
The two Eastern Washington Republicans pushed back on Gov. Jay Inslee’s requests for more spending and offered their insight into issues affecting Spokane, including homelessness, in a wide-ranging interview earlier …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday proposed an ambitious package of legislation to tackle climate change, including eliminating fossil fuels like natural gas and coal from the state’s electricity supply …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction
City officials wouldn’t give a firm opening date for the bridge Tuesday, which will stand 120 feet tall on the eastern edge of downtown and link the University District with …
Sun., July 8, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Community Forum will host Gov. Jay Inslee for a July 30 Town Hall in Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and …
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee announces emergency state funding for nonprofit providing immigration legal services
The additional $233,000 will bring total state funding for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to $1.2 million this year, as federal lawmakers and the president continue to grapple with the …
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
The governor said in a wide-ranging podcast interview this week that Washington needs to continue to do more to bring high-speed internet to far-flung areas of the state. The Democrat, …
Tue., May 15, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman said Tuesday that Washington state will pay for prepaid postage on mail-in ballots in this year’s primary and general elections …
Tue., May 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is backing a new proposed ballot initiative that would charge a fee on carbon pollution.
Sat., May 12, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Six Western states and national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:56 p.m.
Democrats urging more action to prevent gun violence will hold a press conference Thursday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to call for expanded background checks and a ban …
Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:02 p.m.
An Atlantic salmon farming company cannot restock a net-pen farm while it challenges Washington state’s termination of its license to operate, a judge has ruled.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Matthew Antush was attending a Drug Court graduation Thursday when he received an important phone call. Antush walked out into the hallway and was instructed to call human resources to …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Another ambitious effort to pass a carbon tax in Washington state has faltered as both Gov. Jay Inslee and the bill’s prime sponsor conceded Thursday that there weren’t enough votes …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that he has selected Spokane Municipal Court Judge Michelle “Shelley” Szambelan to replace Superior Court Judge Linda Tompkins, who recently announced her retirement.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials announced plans to keep net neutrality in Washington if the Federal Communications Commission decides to change the national rules.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
The Kalispel Tribe wrote a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee opposing a proposed silicon smelter in Newport. The tribe is concerned about smelter emissions and a $300,000 state grant awarded …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for state restrictions on devices that make semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Washington retailers are expected to add nearly 13,000 workers this fall in preparation for the busy Christmas holiday season, including about 600 in the Spokane area.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Washington state’s attorney general is threatening legal action if President Donald Trump ends a program that protects young immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Why is the attorney general ignoring his own task force, cherry-picking data, using outdated information and raising the specter of a federal shutdown? Possibly because he holds the outdated view …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he’s disappointed with a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the state’s efforts to regulate marijuana.
Thu., May 25, 2017
The law will take effect sooner than intended after Inslee vetoed a section that would have the measure take effect in 2019; instead, the new law will be in place …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee’s visit to Mexico City was part of a weeklong trade mission to the country.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee was in Mexico on Friday as part of a trade delegation.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
With a swipe of his pen, Gov. Jay Inslee made it official on Wednesday: Southwest Washington legislators will renew conversations around how to ease traffic on the congested Interstate 5 …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would allow the courts to issue permanent protection orders for victims of sexual assault.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a law allowing new state employees to take vacation time within their first six months on the job.
Sun., April 30, 2017
One of the largest areas of such local funding is educator salaries. In 1987, the state paid over 99 percent of salary costs, but by 2012, that state contribution had …