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Stories tagged: Jay Inslee


Inslee, McKenna differ on economic fixes, challenge anti-tax claims

To turn the governor’s office Republican for the first time in a generation, Attorney General Rob McKenna seems intent on keeping the race focused on local issues and state politics. …


Inslee, McKenna clash in Seattle debate

Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna clashed Thursday night over same-sex marriage, Medicaid and the best way to get more money to the state’s public schools. Each accused the other of …


Spin Control: Governor’s race drawing loads of out-of-state money

OLYMPIA – Close races usually mean big spending, and Washington’s gubernatorial race is no exception. Along with candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, who have a combined total of $18 …


McKenna, Inslee differ on energy approach

TACOMA – Climate change may have faded as a national issue, but it remains prominent in the Washington governor’s race. When it comes to incentives and regulations to help green-energy …


Immigration surfaces in McKenna, Inslee debate

Rob McKenna began his opening statement in Spanish. Jay Inslee talked of “bucking hay” and working to pass a levy to build a local high school. And while Washington’s two …


Different green energy ideas from McKenna, Inslee

TACOMA — Climate change may have faded as a national issue, but it remains prominent in the Washington governor’s race. When it comes to incentives and regulations to help green—energy …


Kevin Coe deemed a danger to society

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe as a sexually violent predator, which means he’s exhausted all legal avenues at the …


Inslee, McKenna propose tax tweaks

With state unemployment staying stubbornly above 8 percent and the economy on many voters’ minds, economic issues play a major part in the campaigns of Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat …


Clinton raises funds for Inslee

SEATTLE — Former President Bill Clinton has helped raise more than $500,000 for Washington’s Democratic candidate for governor, Jay Inslee.


McKenna wants to curb state’s health care spending

Attorney General Rob McKenna said Thursday he wants to tap Washington’s creativity and use financial incentives to encourage doctors and consumers to save the state money on health care.


Initiative or no, federal law trumps state on marijuana

Suppose voters decided that they’ve had it with federal drug rules that make marijuana an illegal substance akin to heroin or cocaine, and they change Washington state law to make …


McKenna lays out schools plan

Washington could spend more money on its public schools and colleges by limiting the growth in other state expenses and changing the way some property taxes are collected, a gubernatorial …


Spin Control: Value of debate debate debatable

A sign that Washington’s campaign season remains in the doldrums despite the fact that ballots are in voters’ hands – or at least languishing under a pile of junk mail …


Spin Control: Social media leads to inane politics

It’s not clear yet whether this year’s campaign staffs are hell-bent on testing Marshall McLuhan’s theorem that “the medium is the message” or are so enamored with high tech that …


McKenna raises more than Inslee

OLYMPIA – With less than four months to go before Election Day, Republican Rob McKenna holds a $900,000 cash advantage in Washington’s race for governor. New campaign finance reports filed …


Gov. Jindal visits Spokane for McKenna fundraiser

The frontrunner to be the Republican nominee for Washington governor brought a GOP star to Spokane on Wednesday to help raise money for his campaign. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal – …


Spin Control: Political force is strong in this one

Politicians are always looking to expand their base, even when they divide the electorate into different groups. Business owners. Union members. Blue collar workers. Soccer moms. Seniors. College students. John …


Ruling highlights partisan split

OLYMPIA – When a divided U.S. Supreme Court settled the question Thursday of whether federal health care reform is constitutional, it turned up the spotlight on the issue for Washington’s …


Inslee, McKenna square off at Bing

The two leading candidates for Washington governor debated for the first time on Tuesday and agreed that new taxes aren’t needed to improve schools. But they disagreed on most other …


Spin Control: Both sides fuel up for critical Spokane debate

Spokane will be in the political limelight Tuesday as Washington’s first gubernatorial debate of the season takes the stage at the Bing Crosby Theater. The Association of Washington Business and …


Inslee, McKenna split on gay marriage

Gay marriage in Washington state is all but certain to be decided by voters in November, but the state’s gubernatorial candidates will be offsetting each other’s votes on whether to …


Spin Control: ‘I’m not politicizing, my opponent is’

OLYMPIA – A week after the Legislature’s overtime session wrapped up, Democrats accused GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna of delaying the final compromise by politicizing the process. Sen. Ed Murray, …


Replacing Inslee temporarily may cost $1 million

OLYMPIA — The special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee may end up costing Washington $1 million.


Spokane to host Inslee, McKenna for governor debate

The likely Republican and Democratic candidates for governor will debate this June in Spokane. An on-again, off-again matchup of state Attorney General Rob McKenna and former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee …


Spin Control: ‘Media’ negotiations are only problem when they don’t work

OLYMPIA – “I’m not going to negotiate in the news media.” Politicians at all levels love to utter that sentence – when it’s to their advantage.


Inslee’s jobs plan focuses on six ‘key industry clusters’

The likely Democratic nominee for Washington governor spent much of a campaign speech Monday unveiling his job creation plan calling for a “culture change” in Olympia. Jay Inslee, a Democratic …


Inslee calls for focus on six industries

Jay Inslee, a Democratic candidate for governor, said he would focus the state’s job creation efforts on six “key industry clusters” – aerospace, life sciences, military, agriculture, information technology and …


Spin Control: GOP should be careful with fix for McKenna bind

OLYMPIA – Washington Republicans are exercised over a wrinkle in state election laws that restricts some candidates, but not others, from raising money during a legislative session. Their concern is …


Teachers union backs Inslee for governor

SEATTLE – The state’s largest teachers union endorsed U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee for governor after Attorney General Rob McKenna backed out of plans to speak to the organization’s leadership on …


Spin Control: We welcome lists when the news ship is listing

OLYMPIA – Summer is a time of lists. Not just the lists of what to take on vacation or what we need for the picnic, but lists to fill newspapers …