Stories tagged: Jay Inslee
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 …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 5 A.M.
Loss of Obamacare could affect 750,000 Washington residents
Washington has about 750,000 residents who get health insurance because of Obamacare. How Congress repeals or revises the system would affect them, the health care system and the state’s economy.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 9:43 A.M.
Mall shooting, Sounders’ MLS Cup top 2016 Washington stories
A shooting at a Skagit County shopping mall that killed five people ranging in age from 16 to 95 was voted the state’s top news story of 2016 by Associated …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6:23 P.M.
Inslee to McMorris Rodgers: Don’t repeal Obamacare
Gov Jay Inslee asks Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to back away from plans to repeal Obamacare.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 10:35 A.M.
Inslee among Democratic governors warning Congress on Obamacare repeal
Democratic governors Wednesday warned top Republicans in Congress that repealing the Obama health care law would stick states with billions of dollars in costs for providing medical care to residents …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 6:46 P.M.
Local educators praise Inslee’s funding plan, but express concerns about levy reductions
Some local educators are cautiously optimistic about the education funding plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee, praising the increased funding but questioning whether the plan will be approved.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to raise taxes and funnel nearly $4 billion more into schools over the next two years
Gov. Jay Inslee unveils a plan to spend more for schools and pay for it with tax increases
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
Flags at half-staff Friday in honor of slain Tacoma police officer
Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at state agencies be lowered to half-staff Friday in memory of a Tacoma police officer killed in the line …
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 6:18 P.M.
Washington Sen. Andy Hill, Redmond Republican who led budget committee, dies of lung cancer at age 54
State Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.
UPDATED: MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 4:15 P.M.
Inslee, Clinton still atop latest polls in Washington
The latest polling in Washington state shows incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee capturing more than 50 percent of voter support, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 17-point lead …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 6:29 A.M.
Jay Inslee, Bill Bryant vying to lead on education in Washington governor’s race
For decades, Democrats and Republicans have run for governor in Washington promising to be “the education governor.” This year is no different. If anything, there are times when the gubernatorial …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 9:59 P.M.
Governor debate: Inslee and Bryant spar in 3rd contest
Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant clashed over the death penalty, Hanford lawsuits and their visions of the state in their third debate on Wednesday.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 5 A.M.
Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate
Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 1:23 P.M.
Bryant blasts Inslee over problems at mental hospital
Washington state gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant stood behind a table holding 25,000 keys on Wednesday and called on Gov. Jay Inslee to release reports on staffing and other problems at …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
Washington employees rally for higher wages
Hundreds of state employees rally in Olympia for better wages and benefits.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016
Spin Control: Spokane could have two holidays honoring Native Americans
Does Spokane need an Indigenous Peoples Day when the state already has Native American Heritage Day?
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 11:46 A.M.
New oil train rule will give emergency responders advance notice of shipments
Emergency responders in Spokane and other Washington communities along oil train routes will start getting advance notice of shipments on Oct. 1.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 4:52 P.M.
Agency director leaving
Results Washington director to step down. Interim replacement is former Spokesman-Review reporter Rich Roesler