Gov. Jay Inslee
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”
Leaders in the Washington state Senate on Thursday introduced a measure that expands college financial aid for students who are illegally in the country just weeks after the House passed a similar bill.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he will push to close tax exemptions to find another $200 million for Washington’s public schools.
Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified Tuesday before a Washington state House panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that “the nation is counting on you.”
Even after giving Boeing Co. one of the largest packages of tax breaks in U.S. history, state leaders in Washington told the aerospace giant in a proposal released Wednesday that they were ready to do even more.
Three months after Gov. Jay Inslee pledged to adopt a low carbon fuel standard in a climate pact West Coast leaders, some Republican lawmakers want to make sure he doesn’t take unilateral action.
Washington already has the highest state minimum wage in the country, and Gov. Jay Inslee says it should go even higher.
Even as they try desperately to hang on to Boeing Co., officials in Washington state have been courting the main competitor of the aerospace giant.
Washington State officials are scrambling to change a state rule that allows a “payback” health care bill to be sent to a Medicaid recipient’s estate after their death.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday called for a special session of the Legislature in hopes of swiftly approving a package of bills that are part of a broad bid to get Boeing to build the composite wings and fuselage of its new 777X in Washington state.