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June 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Inslee to visit England, Finland on trade mission

Gov. Jay Inslee will lead a state trade delegation to England and Finland next month. On July 13, Inslee will attend the Farnborough International Air Show, leading a group of business, economic development and government leaders, including Department of Commerce Director Brian Bonlender. In a news release, Inslee called the air show “an opportunity to showcase…

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May 30, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Inslee lunches with billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday had a private lunch with a major political ally in his efforts to pass climate-change legislation: California billionaire Tom Steyer. Steyer, a hedge-fund tycoon turned climate activist, has announced he’ll spend $100 million this year to defeat Republicans who deny the reality of human-caused climate change. He has emerged as…

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April 4, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Inslee vetoes drone bill

The Associated Press Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a bill that would have placed new regulations on police use of drones in Washington state. The News Tribune reports the governor also announced Friday he will prevent state agencies from buying or using the technology for the next 15 months. Inslee says he chose to veto the bill…

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February 5, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Union members plan to picket Gov. Inslee speech in Lynnwood

Some Boeing Machinists, still angry about the recent contract vote that secured production of the 777X in Washington state, plan to picket an aerospace conference Gov. Jay Inslee will speak to Wednesday night. “Governor Inslee disrespected union members and acted against the labor community who he has promised to protect,” Shannon Ryker, a member of Machinists…

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January 28, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Inslee backs Laurent in race for state Democratic Party chair

Gov. Jay Inslee has weighed in on the race for state Democratic Party chair, endorsing former Planned Parenthood political director Dana Laurent. In a letter to Democratic party activists, Inslee and his wife, Trudi, called Laurent “an authentic grassroots leader” with “a proven track record both a Democratic volunteer and as a successful political strategist.” The endorsement…

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January 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Republicans stand by assertions Inslee plans low-carbon fuel standards

GOP Sen. Curtis King on Friday called on Gov. Jay Inslee to “categorically deny” he has plans to unilaterally impose low-carbon fuel standards, and stood by his contention that such a policy would drive up fuel costs. King, in a tit for tat exchange, was responding to an earlier letter sent by…

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January 9, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Poll: Inslee job approval at 45 percent

After a year in office, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s job approval rating stands at 45 percent in a new statewide poll. The Elway Poll found 45 percent called Inslee’s performance “good” or “excellent” while 50 percent rated him “only fair” or “poor.” Inslee’s ratings are up a bit from July 2013, when 40 percent of voters gave him…

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December 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM

No deal on transportation-tax package this year; talks to continue

Legislative leaders said Wednesday there will be no special session to pass a multibillion dollar transportation package, but talks will continue during the regular session that starts in January. Negotiators from both parties gathered Wednesday in the governor’s office for their 12th round of talks  since the Legislature adjourned earlier this year, only to emerge after several…

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December 13, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Business urges state to consider costs of reducing emissions

The final hearing held by the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup on Friday exposed sharp divisions over whether the state should take action to reduce greenhouse- gas emissions. Gov. Jay Inslee, chairman of the panel, led off remarks saying, “the degradation of our beautiful state caused by carbon pollution is both profoundly threatening to…

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December 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Gov. Jay Inslee named finance chair for Democratic Governors Association

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will raise campaign cash next year for Democratic gubernatorial candidates across the country as the new finance chair for the Democratic Governors Association. Inslee was named to the leadership post Monday at a DGA meeting in Washington, D.C., according to his campaign’s political director, Tracy Newman. The appointment puts Inslee in a position…

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