Stories tagged: Jay Inslee
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:21 P.M.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Too early to say what’s next on health care
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is taking a wait-and-see attitude to any possible changes in the nation’s health care laws after the decision by House leadership to cancel a vote on …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 8:21 P.M.
Inslee to talk about climate change at UN
Gov. Jay Inslee takes his campaign on global climate change to the UN and the World Economic Forum.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 3:53 P.M.
Gov. Inslee to speak at United Nations about climate change
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will appear at the United Nations to talk about climate change. Inslee was flying to New York Wednesday and was to speak before the U.N.’s General …
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 3:55 P.M.
Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency for flooding in 20 counties
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an emergency proclamation to free up state resources should flooding or other damage happen because of rain and early snow melt in Eastern Washington.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 8:40 A.M.
Bicyclists ride to remember victims of deadly Oso landslide
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined hundreds of community members Sunday on a bike ride to remember the victims of the deadly Oso landslide.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:11 A.M.
Spokane, Grant, Adams counties included in governor’s emergency proclamation
Grant and Adams counties may soon be seeing funds come through to help with recovery from this winter’s storms, as both counties have been included in Gov. Jay Inslee’s state …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 10:43 P.M.
Inslee praises Eastern State Hospital during visit to Spokane
During a visit Friday to Spokane County, Gov. Jay Inslee praised employees at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake for drastically reducing patient wait times, while encouraging health workers at …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 7:07 P.M.
Inslee: ‘Trumpcare’ could push 600,000 off health insurance in Washington
The House Republicans’ proposed changes to the nation’s health care system could knock 600,000 Washington residents off their current medical insurance, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 11:25 P.M.
Inslee, Ferguson say new Trump rules on immigration, refugees proves president’s first order was indefensible
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says President Trump “capitulated” on travel ban with new order.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 10:23 P.M.
Washington in Top 5 in new survey by national magazine
Washington ranks fifth in national survey by news magazine.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 10:16 P.M.
$30 billion in new taxes get theatrical GOP support in Washington Senate
In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 10:46 P.M.
Trump answers to Obamacare changes don’t satisfy Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
President Trump told the nation’s governors that reforming Obamacare was surprisingly complicated, Gov. Jay Inslee says.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 10:59 P.M.
Washington spends thousands on special flights for prisoners, report says
Washington state’s corrections department has been shuttling prisoners back to the state on airplanes routinely used by Gov. Jay Inslee. The King Air trips have cost taxpayers tens of thousands …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill that seeks to improve oral health on reservations in Washington state. The measure was the first bill the governor has signed this …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 6:04 P.M.
Timing a key to avoid layoff notices for some Washington school districts
Some public school districts may have to prepare for smaller budgets and layoffs even though the Legislature is expected to approve an increase in spending for education.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:08 P.M.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s profile is on the rise
The turbulent early weeks of President Donald Trump’s White House have had an unexpected side effect: boosting Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s national profile, propelling him into the discussion as a …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 10:05 P.M.
Inslee, Washington Republicans spar over how to react to Obamacare changes
Legislative Republicans accuse Gov. Jay Inslee of trying to scare people with the possible effects of repealing Obamacare. Inslee says they should get Republicans in Washington, D.C., to sign a …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017
Inslee, Ferguson in spotlight as Washington fights Trump travel ban
Court fight over Trump’s immigration order is generating national attention for Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 9:52 P.M.
Washington will fight Sessions, Trump over legal pot, Inslee says
Washington state readies for a fight over legalized marijuana with the new administration.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 9:48 P.M.
Washington governor, AG meet traveler affected by ban
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomed a passenger at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport who had been blocked by President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 10:57 P.M.
Inslee affirms support for Planned Parenthood during clinic visit
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday criticized congressional Republicans’ efforts to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding, calling the effort “ideologically driven, misguided and callously indifferent.”
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 10:59 P.M.
Federal judge in Seattle halts Trump immigration order
A federal judge in Seattle halted major portions of President Trump’s immigration restrictions Friday afternoon.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017
Spin Control: ‘Alternative facts’ abound in Washington political debates
Accusing someone of “alternative facts” seems to be just a slightly nicer way of calling them a liar.
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 10:42 P.M.
Washington sues to block Trump immigration order
Washington sued the federal government in an effort to block President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 9:17 P.M.
Inslee calls Trump order ‘cruelty;’ protests at Sea-Tac
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee blasted President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from certain Muslim-majority nations as “unjustifiable cruelty,” and hundreds of pro-immigration protesters gathered Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 10:57 P.M.
McMorris Rodgers and other Washington Republicans in Congress tell Inslee Obamacare must change
Republicans in Washington’s congressional delegation defended possible changes to Obamacare, saying it is too expensive and is cutting insurance options for some rural residents.
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 7:20 P.M.
Legislature asked to abolish the death penalty in Washington
Bipartisan coalition seeks to end the death penalty in Washington
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017
Spin Control: Inaugural tidbits: Judy Collins, a wry toast and a salacious scupture
The first week of the Washington legislature was marked by celebrations and ceremony. Will the heavy lifting start this week?
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017
Inslee decries efforts to repeal federal health care law
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the Republican effort in the U.S. Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act is morally irresponsible.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 11:25 A.M.
Shawn Vestal: Jay Inslee might have mentioned ‘bold’ tax plan sooner
When the governor announced that he would seek major tax increases to fully fund schools and meet other pressing state needs, he called it “bold.” You know what would have …