Gov. Jay Inslee

Biology Test No Longer Required for High School Diploma
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — High school seniors will no longer need to pass a biology test in order to graduate under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. The Daily News reports that that seniors in the class of 2017 who had failed a biology exam but met other diploma requirements would graduate automatically...
Gov. Inslee Signs Education Funding Plan
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education. Inslee signed the measure Thursday surrounded by legislative leaders from both parties, budget negotiators and school-aged children...
Inslee Signs Bill Creating New Agency for Children, Families
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that creates a new agency to deliver services to vulnerable children and families. The Department of Children, Youth and Families — created under the bill signed Thursday by Inslee — will oversee several services now offered through the state Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Early Learning, starting in July 20
Washington Becomes 5th State to Guarantee Paid Family Leave
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that makes Washington the fifth state to guarantee paid family leave. The measure signed Wednesday offers eligible workers 12 weeks paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or for the serious medical condition of the worker or the worker's family member beginning in 2020 — or 16 weeks for a combination of both... Read Mo
BREAKING: Washington Lawmakers Reach Agreement “in principle”
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers say they have reached agreement "in principle" on a new two-year operating budget, but won't release any details. After budget negotiators met throughout the night, Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement about the agreement Wednesday morning, saying that legislative leaders were confident they would have a vote on the budget before the end of the day Friday.
Gov. Inslee Calls Lawmakers Back for Third Special Session
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session, saying that "the clock is running out" before the state faces a partial government shutdown. Lawmakers have been struggling to reach consensus on how write a budget that also satisfies a state Supreme Court mandate on education funding and have not been able to reach an agreement on a new two-yea
Inslee Signs Executive Order on Self-driving Cars
SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order that creates pilot programs to allow companies to test drive self-driving cars on state roads. Under the order signed Wednesday, the Department of Licensing must be ready within the next 60 days to accept applications for the pilot programs...

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