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Washington Governor Jay Inslee Refuses to Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

It has been a bad month for Planned Parenthood. With the release of their fourth video today, the Center for Medical Progress continues to expose the reality of what the abortion industry is. But one friend they have not lost is Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee. In response to a request from seven state legislators calling on […]

WA: Fuel Standard Could Put Federal Transportation Funding at Risk for Yakima

July 28--A provision in the state's transportation budget is pitting activists who want to see the state cut carbon pollution against supporters of sidewalks, bike paths and public transit. When Gov. Jay Inslee signed the 16-year, $16...Show More Summary

Governor Inslee to Ecology: Put a Cap on Carbon Emissions

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Inslee: A tall guy, particularly when compared to children, and even when sitting. Governor's Office/Flickr Not-so-jolly green giant Jay Inslee is sticking it to the opponents of his climate agenda in the state legislature. Today, Inslee's...Show More Summary

Poll Shows People Aren't That Excited About Reelecting Jay Inslee, but They're Even Less Excited About a Republican

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A new poll shows about a quarter of Democrats are leaning toward "a different Democrat" for governor. Office of Governor Jay Inslee A new Elway Poll measuring Washington voters' opinions about Governor Jay Inslee is out today and the news is pretty "meh" for the governor. Show More Summary

Everything Old is New Again; Biofuels, Still a Bad Idea

Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to mandate biofuel consumption for motorists in the state. This week Russ Finley explains why that is still a bad idea.

How Washington's New Transportation Package Forces Electric Vehicle Owners to Pay More for Not Using Gasoline

Congratulations for going gas-free! Now give the State of Washington $50. J.D.S/Shutterstock Last week, Governor Jay Inslee finally signed a $16 billion transportation package after accepting a painful compromise. Under the terms ofShow More Summary

Why We're Endorsing Fred Felleman for Port Commission Position No. 5

Fred Felleman COURTESY OF FRED FELLEMAN Bill Bryant—a poor man's Mitt Romney—is leaving the port commission to run for governor, and you know what that means: Jay Inslee will win a second term and someone who isn't an amoral smarm machine could wind up filling Bryant's seat on the port. Show More Summary

Governor Inslee Meets with the Kids Who Sued the State Over Climate Goals

From left: Adonis Williams, Athena Fain, Gabe Mandell, Lara Fain, Michael Foster, and Andrea Rodgers about to meet Governor Inslee. SB Today, Governor Jay Inslee met with a group of kid climate activists currently suing Washington State over its carbon emissions goals. This is no fluffy lawsuit. Show More Summary

CT Sales Tax Increase on the November Ballot

The signing of the statewide transportation package yesterday by Governor Jay Inslee granted permission to Community Transit to exceed the maximum 0.9% sales tax rate set for public transportation benefit areas (as allowed for in Section 312 of Senate Bill 5987, specifically for counties with a population of at least 700,000 that contains a city […]

New Revenues in Washington State Budget

With the clock ticking, Governor Jay Inslee (D) called the Washington State Legislature into its third and final special session on June 28th to determine the budget for the next biennium. The budget includes many important changes in...Show More Summary

The Morning News: State Government Avoids Shutdown, Jay Inslee Signs a Budget Into Law Just Before Midnight

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The state government: Still running this morning. Governor's Office "Twenty-One Minutes to Spare": So said State Senator Jim Hargrove after Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a $38.2 billion budget just before midnight, narrowly avoiding a shutdown of state government. Show More Summary

WA: Transportation Talks Make Headway

June 28--Lawmakers have new momentum for a gas-tax increase that would pay for highway projects. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday he would accept a deal that restricts his ability to create new rules for the carbon emissions of fuel,...Show More Summary

WA: Transportation Talks Make Headway in Olympia

June 28--A gas-tax increase that would pay for highway projects has new momentum in the Legislature. Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday he would accept a deal even if it restricts his ability to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from gasoline...Show More Summary

New Ag director moves over from Ecology Department AgMinute May 25, 2015

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen a new agricuture director from the state Ecology Department. Click here for full story.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Jay Inslee starts with clear leads in Washington

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee Leading Off: • WA-Gov, Sen: Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee only won a narrow victory when he was first elected in 2012. However, Public Policy Polling suggests he'll have an easier time when he runs for re-election, even if it's a rematch against ex-Attorney General Rob McKenna. Show More Summary

Washington State Rules for Local Distilleries Just Got So Much Better, Plus Boom Noodle Reopens

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The patio (and the beer-making) at Standard Brewing is about to get a lot bigger. Standard Brewing Governor Inslee Signs Bill Benefitting Washington DistilleriesGovernor Jay Inslee just signed state bill 5353, thereby greatly expanding the marketing opportunities of local distilleries. Show More Summary

Washington governor: Drought has dramatically worsened, declares state emergency

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought Friday — citing historically low snowpack, dwindling rivers and rising temperatures that have plunged nearly the entire West Coast into official emergency status.

Washington Governor Declares Drought Emergency

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Gov. Jay Inslee also warned that residents should be prepared for an active fire season.

Washington State Declares Emergency Drought - Governor

A statewide emergency drought was declared in the US state of Washington on Friday amid record low snowpack levels and declining river levels, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced in a statement.

Washington State Declares Drought Emergency

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Drought isn't just a California problem, folks. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on Friday, with snowpack and stream flows dramatically below normal. “We’re really starting to feel the pain from this snowpack drought," Inslee said at a press conference. Show More Summary

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