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Governor Jay Inslee
Governor of Washington. Tweets on innovation, jobs, education, clean energy & my grandkids. Building a WA that works for everyone. RTs & follows ≠ endorsement
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Governor Jay Inslee 14h
Replying to @GovInslee
Let me be clear: this does not solve the problem. This does not get us off the hook. We need to get this fixed next year. I fully expect to give this issue the consideration it deserves next session and deliver an adequate and ongoing funding plan to get this job done.
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Governor Jay Inslee 14h
Replying to @wsdot
I am directing to immediately ramp up its culvert repair program and am using budget flexibility provided by to increase culvert spending to $275 M in the next biennium. This is just a one-time down payment on the multi-billion dollar tab legislators left unpaid.
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Governor Jay Inslee 14h
Replying to @GovInslee
This is a matter of urgency. And not just because the courts have told us so. The fate of our salmon is intrinsically tied to our tribes, our orca, our economy and our very identity.
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Governor Jay Inslee 14h
The legislature this year made commendable progress on an incredible number of issues, from climate to education. But their inability to address the billions of dollars needed to fund necessary culvert repairs around the state is unacceptable.
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Governor Jay Inslee 15h
Replying to @GovInslee
Trump's proposal leaves behind more than 3 M employees who would have been entitled to overtime pay under the Obama Administration’s rules, depriving them and their families of the labor protections and fair compensation they deserve. As a nation, we can and must do better.
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Governor Jay Inslee 15h
Modernizing our federal overtime rules is essential. However, Trump's proposal is woefully inadequate and misses the mark for our nation’s workers. He should withdraw this flawed proposal and adopt overtime rules that honor the dignity of American workers.
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Governor Jay Inslee 19h
Replying to @GovInslee
Legislators on both sides of the aisle have come together time and again in support of our children, our educators and our schools. Because of that effort, I’m proud to say that Washington state now has the very best financial aid program in the country.
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Governor Jay Inslee 19h
Replying to @GovInslee
Educators and employers will work together to build an apprenticeship and broad career-connected learning system that emphasizes real-world experience. My initiative bridges the gap between school and the workplace, preparing students for high-paying jobs.
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Governor Jay Inslee 19h
Replying to @GovInslee
We recognize that many students have to juggle a lot in life while they go to school, whether it’s a job, family obligations, health issues or more. The provides the most flexibility of any state which is absolutely crucial for part-time students.
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Governor Jay Inslee 19h
Replying to @GovInslee
The guarantees financial aid to more than 110,000 qualified students to attend college for free or at a discounted rate. Unlike other free college programs in the US, this program doesn’t come with lengthy fine print about who qualifies or doesn’t.
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Governor Jay Inslee 19h
Replying to @GovInslee
WA state is now ahead of the nation both in providing unprecedented access to the opportunity to get a college degree, certificate or apprenticeship qualification, and in creating innovative programs to connect students with work experience.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 21
Replying to @GovInslee
The right of choice is fundamental to the autonomy of every person in this country. WA state has defended and protected that right, and will stand in strong solidarity to help defend and protect that right for all people in all states.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 21
Replying to @GovInslee
These bills are an assault on the rights for womxn and transgender individuals all across the country. These bans cause a disproportionate level of harm to black and indigenous individuals and people of color, the LGBTQ community and low-income individuals.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 21
Today I joined reproductive health supporters as part of the national day of action to speak out against the extreme abortion bans across the country, most recently in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 21
Replying to @GovInslee
Budgets are statements of values, and I am proud of what these budgets mean for today’s Washingtonians and for our future generations.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 21
Today I signed the 2019–21 operating, capital and transportation budgets that approved last month. These budgets represent what can happen when legislators work together and prioritize the needs of our students, our natural resources, our people and our future.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 21
I just had the honor of signing HB 2158 into law, which advances two of my major proposals: it creates a statewide program for eligible students and expands learning. Thank you to Rep. Hansen and the many who championed this landmark bill.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 20
Today I'm expanding drought declaration to nearly half the state. I appreciate 's work with partners to prepare for drought and to position us to quickly react to those in need. As the climate continues to change, we must plan for those impacts.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 16
May is , giving us an opportunity to talk about the signs and symptoms. By learning common stroke warning signs, you might save a life. Remember F.A.S.T: Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty and Time to call 9-1-1.
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Governor Jay Inslee May 16
The Trump administration is tearing families apart and literally watching children die. It is their only real immigration plan, and it must stop.
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