• Immigration and Refugee Resource Page

    Washington is home to thousands of immigrants and refugees. If you or someone you know needs assistance understanding the potential impacts of these orders or are experiencing problems related to restricted travel or securing the appropriate visa or refugee documentation, the following state agencies and organizations might be able to help.

  • Hear directly from fellow Washingtonians about the risks of budget cuts to state employees and safety net programs.

    Hear directly from fellow Washingtonians about the risks of budget cuts to state employees and safety net programs.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee speaking with an audience member about the Affordable Care Act following a press conference in Issaquah, Wash., Jan. 12, 2017 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)

    Under the proposed Republican American Health Care Act, there will be more uninsured Washingtonians than before the Affordable Care Act was implemented with working families in rural communities and low-income seniors hardest hit, a new state analysis finds.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee with early learning students at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 15, 2106. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)

    The state House of Representatives approved Inslee’s bill to create a new state Department of Children, Youth and Families with a bi-partisan 77-19 vote. 

  • Gov. Jay Inslee joined by speakers at the press conference detailing the Governor’s K-12 funding plan at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 13, 2016 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)

    Gov. Jay Inslee on unveiled a plan against incrementalism with a proposal to fully fund basic education for the first time in decades, boost efforts to recruit great teachers and fund proven strategies for helping more students succeed.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee at his budget roll out press conference in Olympia, Wash., Dec. 14, 2016. (Official Governor's Office Photo)

    Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2017–19 budget proposals which include plans for a major overhaul of the state’s troubled mental health system. His proposal would create a patient-centered system with sizable new resources for treating people in the community.

Immigration and Refugee Resource Page

President Donald Trump recently signed a series of executive orders that have the potential to impact Washingtonians who are working, living, studying or visiting here with a visa, green card or as a refugee. Gov. Jay Inslee has spoken out against these orders, pledging that Washington will remain a state that welcomes people of all faiths, nationalities and orientations. The governor is supporting a suit filed Jan. 30 by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to challenge the constitutionality of some of the president’s orders.

Bill Action

Governor Inslee's Bill Action

The Bill Action page contains:

  • The Bill Action Schedule.
  • A record of Bill Actions taken.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Bill Signings, including how to attend a Bill Signing.

Go to the Bill Action Page

Healthiest Next Generation Initiative

Every child deserves to grow up healthy. Recognizing that Washington's future depends on the health of our children, Governor Jay Inslee launched an initiative to join with families across the state in making our next generation the healthiest ever.

Inslee statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's federal standards for overtime

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's federal standards for overtime. 

Inslee issues executive order to state agencies to evaluate risk management, commit to loss prevention

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Case closed: Hanford cleanup ruling ups accountability for feds

OLYMPIA — Late Friday, a U.S.

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Governor's Race and Equity Summit

Governor Jay Inslee is proud to partner with Cascadia College, AT&T, Microsoft, Tiny Tots Child Development Center, and Association of Washington Cities to present, “Together Washington, Governor’s Race and Equity Summit.”

2016 State of the State: A State of Confidence

Gov. Inslee will deliver his State of the State Address during a Joint Legislative Session of the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives in the Legislative Building in Olympia, at noon on January 12.

Download a printable PDF of the speech.

Lowering of the Washington State and United States Flags

Policy Brief: Oil Transportation Safety Legislation

Fact Sheet: Giving Working Families a Break

State of Emergency (Rain Storms)

State of Emergency (Rain Storms - Extended)

State of Emergency (Rain Storms - Extended)

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement regarding end of federal government shutdown

“It is good news for Washingtonians that the federal government shutdown is finally over. Beginning today federal offices will reopen and federal employees and federally-funded state employees will return to work.

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Gov. Inslee launches online forum to gather input on new Results Washington initiative

Gov. Jay Inslee today launched an interactive web-based tool for Washingtonians to share feedback and ideas about the state’s new Results Washington initiative.

State of Emergency for Pierce County

State of Emergency - Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Special Session

Yakama Nation Retrocession

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:45pm
When families are able to meet basic needs, children do better in school, communities flourish and the economy grows. This is the philosophy behind a newly...
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 1:20pm
Trees and forests are among Washington’s icons and treasures, and Washington State Parks has a team dedicated to caring for them.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:49am
Washington residents have until October 2020 to determine what type of identity document they will need to travel on commercial flights within the United...
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 3:41pm
Eleven years after Mora Shaw nearly died in a vehicle crash caused by drowsy driving, the 29-year-old Issaquah native says she will never get over it.
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 3:18pm
For Washington residents with mental health and substance abuse issues, it can be a challenge to get all of their needs met by the health care system.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 3:56pm
October is a time to raise awareness about the epidemic of domestic violence, which makes up 50 percent of all reported crimes committed against people in...
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:19am
Gang activity is a problem in many cities, with gangs trafficking drugs and people through networks that crisscross the state.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:41pm
Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to several college campuses this month to discuss the imperative of acting on climate change.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:45am
Opioid abuse, child care standards, the legal age for tobacco use and nutrition education are some of the topics garnering interest this year as state...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:51am
Gov. Jay Inslee and Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island wrote the following op-ed, published today in Newsweek, in support of Dreamers: