Jay Inslee

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Rescinds COVID-19 Requirement for Outdoor Contractors and Volunteers

OLYMPIA - On Friday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee rescinded COVID-19 vaccine requirements for outdoor contractors and volunteers whose work does not involve delivery of health care services. Examples include contracted landscapers, contracted or volunteer wildland firefighters, and contracted construction workers. Proclamation 21-14.5, which was amended Friday, outlines COVID-19 vaccination requirements...
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Gov. Jay Inslee cancels parole for convicted killer Timothy Pauley

OLYMPIA, Wash. - On Friday, Gov Jay Inslee issued an order canceling parole for Timothy Pauley who is currently serving life for three counts of first-degree murder. In a statement, Inslee said he was canceling the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board's order because he is troubled by Pauley's failure to "demonstrate both a full acceptance of his responsibility and remorse" and apologize to the victims and their families.
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Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee in response to federal report regarding Native boarding schools

The U.S. Department of the Interior released a national investigative report today that identified more than 400 federally-run schools for Native American children, including 15 in Washington state. The report is the first step for the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative launched by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland last June following stunning revelations of hundreds of unmarked graves at Indian residential schools in Canada.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee promises to defend abortion rights at Seattle rally

SEATTLE - State leaders and local officials rallied at Seattle's Kerry Park to protest the leaked Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee decried a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would throw out the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and said the state would provide sanctuary for women outside the state seeking abortions and would explore ways to codify abortion rights in the state’s Constitution.

Washington Supreme Court strikes down effort to recall Governor Jay Inslee

The Washington State Supreme Court unanimously struck down an effort to recall Washington Governor Jay Inslee in a ruling Thursday. The group that proposed the recall said in its petition that they were harmed by Inslee’s pandemic proclamations - barring gatherings, evictions and in-person public meetings. The group argued that in making those decisions, Inslee violated the US Constitution.

Governor Jay Inslee Signs Senate Bill 5694

Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5694 while bill supporters looked on. (Photo courtesy of Office of the Governor) Governor Jay Inslee has signed several key tribal-related bills into law. These policies were developed in collaboration with local tribes, legislators, attorney general, the governor’s office, and others. Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) recognizes its facilities are built on ancestral lands and customary territories and is committed to working with tribal partners to improve the lives of Indigenous People. Senate Bill 5694 is an example of how collaborating with local communities can benefit our neighbors across the state.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Signs Uber, Lyft Driver Pay Guarantee Into Law

Uber and Lyft drivers are cruising in Washington State, the first U.S. state to set an earnings standard for drivers for the ride-hailing companies. Governor Jay Inslee signed the new minimum pay standard into law Thursday, which also gives drivers access to perks like paid sick time and family medical leave. John Logan, Director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University, joins Cheddar News' Closing Bell to discuss.