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WA: Inslee Backs $15B Tax Plan for More Light Rail

April 18--Gov. Jay Inslee took his bully pulpit underground Friday into the future University of Washington Station, to send a message that nothing less than $15 billion is acceptable to expand the regional light-rail network. That number...Show More Summary

Washington governor declares drought emergency in nearly half the state

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency in nearly half of usually damp Washington on Friday, and officials said the entire state could be classified as drought-stricken by early May.

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

JUNEAU, Alaska -- After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's...Show More Summary

Tea Partiers Tear Down Chinese Flag At Washington State Capitol

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Washington state capitol put up the Chinese flag last week in honor of Gov. Jay Inslee's (D) trade meeting with Cui Tiankai, China's ambassador to the United States. But on Saturday morning, a small group of tea party activists went and took down the flag, outraged that it was flying alongside the U.S. Show More Summary

A governor pushes cap-and-trade (and a research opportunity)

The contrast with climate policy in southern states is stark:... [Washington Governor Jay Inslee] has proposed collecting a new charge on emissions from oil refineries, power plants and other industries that would reap an estimated $1.3 billion in the first year. But in contrast to similar systems in California...

Washington State Flies Communist Flag at State Capitol – Patriots Come Out & Take It Down (VIDEO)

Guest post by Michael Strickland In “honor” of his meeting with China Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has posted the Chinese flag between the American flag and the state flag at the capitol building in Olympia. Hat Tip … Continue reading ?

Washington Governor Puts Focus on Climate Goals, and Less on Debate

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Working quietly, Gov. Jay Inslee is promoting an unusual plan to levy fees on carbon emissions and use the money for education and transportation.

Gov. Jay Inslee Rescinds Indiana Travel Ban

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Gov. Jay Inslee says state employees can travel to Indiana again. Office of Governor Jay Inslee Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has rescinded the ban he imposed Monday on any state-funded travel to Indiana. The initial ban was in response...Show More Summary

WASHINGTON: Governor Jay Inslee Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Seattle Stranger reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee followed the lead of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and others today, banning any state administrators from spending state money to travel to Indiana after that state passed a controversial "religious freedom" law that could make it easier for businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers. Show More Summary

Washington State To Boycott Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Law

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced Monday that he would ban state-funded travel to Indiana, where a controversial new law could allow businesses to deny service to gay and lesbian individuals for religious reasons. “I find Indiana’s...Show More Summary

Gov. Jay Inslee Bans State-Funded Travel to Indiana After Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Latest to join the Indiana boycott: Jay Inslee. Governor's Office Washington Gov. Jay Inslee followed the lead of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and others today, banning any state administrators from spending state money to travel to Indiana...Show More Summary

Washington Gov. Also Bans State-Funded Travel to Indiana

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is taking action against Indiana's religious freedom law by making Washington the second state to ban state-funded travel to Indiana.

Governor Jay Inslee: "I Have Huge Concerns About Drilling in the Arctic"

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Governor Inslee made a strong statement about Arctic drilling during his Reddit AMA, but didn't address the climate side of the argument. Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Inslee came out with a pretty strong statement on Arctic drilling in his Reddit AMA this afternoon. Show More Summary

Can Republicans end their long exile in Washington state? The Daily Kos Great Mentioner investigates

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee Potential candidates are constantly getting "mentioned" for higher office, but who's doing all that work? Why, the Great Mentioner of course. In this new ongoing series, Daily Kos channels the Great Mentioner...Show More Summary

Six Questions Seattleites Should Ask Governor Inslee on Reddit Today (Plus One Question That Will Definitely Get Asked)

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Would u rather... Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Jay Inslee will be answering a Reddit AMA at 1 p.m. today. Here are some questions, oh, I don't know, somebody might want to ask him: 1. Are you opposed to Arctic drilling? 2. Will you call on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to reject all Arctic drilling? 3. Show More Summary

Big Oil Chicanery Threatens Cap and Trade

The Seattle Times ran an article whose headline was so unsurprising I almost didn't read on: "Oil industry not buying Gov. Jay Inslee's cap-and-trade plan." No surprise right? Big Oil's actions tell us it not only wants to kill carbon...Show More Summary

Governor Inslee Talks (Briefly) About Seattle's Plan to Host Shell's Arctic Drilling Rigs

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On Monday, as Governor Inslee listened to college student leadership share concerns about affordable tuition, The Stranger was waiting for him. SB When Governor Jay Inslee joined some Washington college student leaders yesterday afternoon...Show More Summary

WA: Local House Reps Not Convinced on Transportation Package, Tax

March 10--Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, voted for an increase in the gas tax as part of a $15 billion transportation package because of flood mitigation funds, a roadblock to Gov. Jay Inslee's low-carbon fuel standards and eight transportation...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: After 30 years, Washington GOP is eager to win back governorship

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has yet to draw a Republican challenger, but several potential candidates are scoping out the race Leading Off: • WA-Gov: Neither party has many gubernatorial targets next year, but the GOP is expected to hone in on Washington. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: We Need to Become a State Where Everyone Pays Their Fair Share

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee delivering his State of the State address on January 13. He argues that state legislators must act this session to reform our unfair tax system. On so many fronts, Washington leads the nation. Show More Summary

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