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Death penalty repeal bill introduced in Washington state

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday announced a proposal to abolish the death penalty in Washington state. Inslee imposed a moratorium on capital punishment in 2014, … Click to Continue »

Washington Governor, Attorney General Propose Abolishing Death Penalty

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover "While I’m governor, there will not be a state sanctioned execution of a Washington State citizen," says Governor Jay Inslee. Office of Governor Jay Inslee With hopes that new Republican support will help push the question...Show More Summary

Washington Governor Grants Clemency To Clark Elmore, Man Who Raped And Brutally Murdered A 14-Year-Old Girl With A Sledgehammer

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat, just granted clemency to convicted murderer Clark Elmore. The confessed killer was sentenced to death for violently raping and brutally murdering a 14-year-old girl in 1995. Clark Elmore choked Kristy Ohnstad, the daughter of his girlfriend, until she fell unconscious. Show More Summary

Reprieve issued for Wash. man convicted of rape, murder of 14-year-old girl

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Gov. Jay Inslee has pledged two years ago to halt executions while he's in office, although the death penalty is still the law

Washington's Governor Seeks a Tax Trifecta

Over the past two years, Washington’s legislature and voters have rejected a capital gains tax, a carbon tax, and an increase on gross receipts taxes on services. In his new budget, Gov. Jay Inslee (D) chose to serve up all three with...Show More Summary

While WA Politicians Declare State a "Hate-Free Zone," Protesters Make a Call for Action

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Washington is to remain a sanctuary state and refuge for all people, state and local elected officials and community organizers declared. ASK Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal and Governor Jay Inslee, joined by other...Show More Summary

Washington joins new international alliance calling for protection of the ocean

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee joined other West Coast governors and leaders from around the world in a call for action to protect the ocean from further acidification damage. Washington state is now a founding member of the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, which was formally launched today in San Diego, California. “The base […]

The Morning News: How Jay Inslee Plans to Fully Fund Education, Amazon Makes First Drone Delivery

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Jay is drunk out of his mind if he thinks Republicans are going along with this. Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee Proposes Carbon, Capital Gains Taxes to Pay for Education: Inslee's plan would raiseShow More Summary

WA Voters Reelect Governor Inslee, Reject Toll and Traffic Critic

The Seattle Times reports that Washington’s incumbent governor, Jay Inslee, “rolled to a second term [on November 8], easily dispensing with Republican challenger Bill Bryant.” The Times recently reported on Bryant’s attempt to make “Puget Sound’s traffic woes one of his main campaign themes, especially the troubles with I-405 toll lanes. Show More Summary

Democrat Jay Inslee of Washington state wins re-election as governor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Jay Inslee of Washington state wins re-election as governor.

Washington Snapshot: Governor's Race

Washington’s race for governor is shaping up to be a fight. With 42 percent reporting, Bill Bryant (R) and Jay Inslee (D) are at 50.1 percent and...

What Happened When #NoDAPL Activists Interrupted an Inslee Clean Energy Rally Last Week

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Governor Jay Inslee meeting with tribal leaders, including Swinomish Indian Tribal Community chairman Brian Cladoosby (pictured here). Jay Inslee/Flickr America's "greenest" governor dropped by Western Washington...Show More Summary

Washington State Election Results: Jay Inslee Tries To Remain Governor Against Bill Bryant

Washington state election results will start getting revealed on Tuesday (Nov. 8), as voting officials continue tabulating the mailed ballots of state residents. In addition to voting on who will replace President Barrack Obama in the White House, the state will decide if Jay Inslee should remain Governor as he faces off against challenger Bill... Show More Summary

Reelecting a #Lean Governor in Washington? Continuing with Lean Either Way?

It’s probably, ahem, not the most closely watched election race in the United States today, but it will be interesting to see if Washington reelects Governor Jay Inslee, pictured at left, a big support of “Lean Government” efforts in that state. See the “Results Washington” website, an initiative that dates back to the previous governor. […]

The Morning News: TKTKTK

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive on Friday, Nov. 4, to state agencies to bolster Washington state efforts to prepare for a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. (IN E-MAIL FROM ELI) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

WA Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Tolling

Seattle Times reports, “GOP governor candidate Bill Bryant has made Puget Sound’s traffic woes one of his main campaign themes, especially the troubles with I-405 toll lanes. Gov. Jay Inslee has sought to turn those criticisms back on Bryant, who in the past has supported tolling.” The post WA Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Tolling appeared first on Toll Roads News.

The Stranger Endorses Jay Inslee for Governor

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Election Control Board Jay Inslee isn't exactly a rock-throwing, kayak-paddling, oligarchy-smashing progressive radical. But he is a solid Democrat who does his best to make change. And his Republican opponent, Bill Bryant,...Show More Summary

Inslee v. Bryant: The Other Debate Had No Nasty, and No Good Answers on Homelessness Either

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Republican Bill Bryant and Democratic Governor Jay Inslee: Two guys who can talk a lot without saying much at all. TVW Nearly every time Seattle Mayor Ed Murray steps in front of cameras to discuss Seattle's growingShow More Summary

Governor Jay Inslee Lands Coveted Endorsement for Re-Election from Bill Nye the Science Guy

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz My childhood hero, Bill Nye the Science Guy, has endorsed Governor Jay Inslee's re-election bid. "Your governor, Jay Inslee, is an acquaintance of mine and he's a big environmentalist," Nye wrote in an e-mail message to...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Senator Patty Murray and Governor Jay Inslee Look Set to Win Re-Election, Poll Shows

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz On track to win..GOV Senator Patty Murray, Governor Jay Inslee With Big Leads in Statewide Polls: According to a new KOMO/Strategies 360 poll, Murray has a 21 point lead over Republican challenger Chris Vance. Inslee is up by ten points over Bill Bryant. Show More Summary

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