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Washington is CNBC's Top State for Business

CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals Washington as the Top State for Business, with strengths including the economy and technology and innovation. He speaks with Governor Jay Inslee (D-Wash.).

Biology test no longer required for high school diploma

High school seniors will no longer need to pass a biology test in order to graduate under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. The Daily News reports that (http://bit.ly/2sEzhvS ) … Click to Continue »

This week in the war on workers: Washington state gets paid family leave

Paid family leave is becoming law in Washington state. The state legislature passed and Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a law giving workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for birth, adoption, or the worker’s own or a family member’s...Show More Summary

Inslee vetoes tax break for manufacturers

Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a plan to give manufacturers the same tax cut that the Legislature previously gave to Boeing. The tax break was one of 13 listed in … Click to Continue »

As They Screwed Seattle Taxpayers, Lawmakers Quietly Slipped In a Tax Cut for Business Owners. Will Inslee Veto It?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Governor Jay Inslee: Learning, like the rest of us, that secretive budget negotiations in Olympia produced some ugly results. Karen Ducey / Getty Images Well, well. Looks like a tax hike for Seattle's middle class andShow More Summary

Inslee signs bill creating new agency for children, families

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that creates a new agency to deliver services to vulnerable children and families. The Department of Children, Youth and Families — created under … Click to Continue »

Gov. Inslee signs education funding plan

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education. … Click to Continue »

Washington State Legislators Passed One of the Best Paid Leave Plans in the Country

The Washington State Legislature passed one of the most generous paid leave bills in the country on Friday, laying the groundwork for up to 18 weeks of guaranteed paid leave per year for workers. Gov. Jay Inslee called the bill an “amazing achievement” and indicated that he will soon sign it into law.

Washington Legislature passes paid family leave measure

With less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. His signature came … Click to Continue »

Governor sign $43.7 billion budget, avoids partial shutdown

With less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. His signature came … Click to Continue »

New Washington mental health budget 'doesn't look promising'

Washington state's latest budget plan falls far short of what's needed to fix the state's floundering mental health system, advocates said Friday. Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget requested $300 million … Click to Continue »

Washington lawmakers reach budget agreement 'in principle"

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that Washington lawmakers have reached agreement "in principle" on a new two-year operating budget, but legislative leaders won't release any details until the four legislative … Click to Continue...

DRIVERLESS AUTONOMOUS CARS WILL BE ON U.S. ROADS IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS

2 months agoHumor / odd : Dunk The Biscuit

Washington governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order Wednesday that allows self-driving car test programs to operate even without a human driver behind the wheel. The order will speed up the development of AV technology (autonomous vehicles) which has been halted over the years due to public safety and requiring the necessary permits to test the vehicles.

Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation

Gov. Jay Inslee says that Washington state and Mexico are seeking to find more ways to work together on combatting climate change. Inslee, who was in Mexico Friday as part … Click to Continue »

Governors of Oregon, Washington seek more Hanford funding

The governors of Washington and Oregon are asking President Donald Trump to increase the funding for Hanford Nuclear Reservation cleanup efforts. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, … Click to Continue »

WA Gov. Inslee Signs Bill Study of Replacement for I-5 Bridge

The Spokesman-Review reports, “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 Bridge. With the...Show More Summary

"Serious Situation" After Tunnel Collapse At WA Nuclear Facility; Evacuation Ordered, No-Fly Zone In Place

Update 5 : The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports that Gov. Jay Inslee was notified about the tunnel breach by the Energy Department and the White House on Tuesday morning. Inslee called the event “a serious situation.” “Federal, state...Show More Summary

Washington passes bill to make school quake drills optional

Only one seismic-safety bill has passed in Washington state government, and it will make earthquake drills optional in schools. The Seattle Times reported (http://bit.ly/2pk2GJn ) Sunday that Gov. Jay Inslee … Click to Continue »

Some info about wolf attacks will be exempt under new law

A new state law will exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1465 … Click to Continue »

State employees can take vacation days within first 6 months

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a law allowing new state employees to take vacation time within their first six months on the job. The Olympian reported (http://bit.ly/2pe8KmX ) Thursday … Click to Continue »

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