Governor Jay Inslee http://kplu.org en Wash. To Host First Public Meeting On Inslee's Fish Consumption Rate Proposal http://kplu.org/post/wash-host-first-public-meeting-inslees-fish-consumption-rate-proposal <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159728327&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Washington is slowly moving ahead with a long-delayed plan to update its water quality rules. Tuesday's will be the first public meeting on Gov. Jay&nbsp;<a href="http://governor.wa.gov/news/releases/article.aspx?id=293">Inslee’s proposal</a> to dramatically increase the fish consumption rate, which determines how clean discharged water must be.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But some say the proposal doesn’t go far enough.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17835 at http://kplu.org Wash. To Host First Public Meeting On Inslee's Fish Consumption Rate Proposal Inslee Launches Review Of Prison Population Growth In Wash. State http://kplu.org/post/inslee-launches-review-prison-population-growth-wash-state <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155987390&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Washington state’s prison system is projected to need 1,000 new beds by 2018. And that growth has Gov. Jay Inslee concerned.</p><p>Inslee&nbsp;on Tuesday announced a Department of Justice-backed review of the state’s criminal justice system. The goal is to look for ways to save money without jeopardizing public safety.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:06:46 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17383 at http://kplu.org Inslee Launches Review Of Prison Population Growth In Wash. State Expo Showcases Wash. State Companies' Budding Clean Tech Economy http://kplu.org/post/expo-showcases-wash-state-companies-budding-clean-tech-economy <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155747071&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A cornerstone of Gov. Jay Inslee’s election campaign was the promise of new jobs in clean technology.</p><p>But how healthy is the sector in Washington and what’s still holding it back? Hard data on those questions is yet to come, but a visit to the state's inaugural <a href="http://wacleantech.org/events-2/cleantech-showcase/" target="_blank">Clean Technology Showcase</a> provided some answers.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17338 at http://kplu.org Expo Showcases Wash. State Companies' Budding Clean Tech Economy Gov. Inslee Directs State Agencies To Identify 15 Percent Cuts http://kplu.org/post/gov-inslee-directs-state-agencies-identify-15-percent-cuts <p>Gov. Jay Inslee is directing Washington state agencies to identify 15 percent cuts in the next budget. The directive comes as the latest revenue forecast released Tuesday shows an ongoing sluggish recovery.</p><p>State budget director David Schumacher says the budget-cutting exercise does not mean all agencies will be cut by 15 percent.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:13:10 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17217 at http://kplu.org Gov. Inslee Directs State Agencies To Identify 15 Percent Cuts Washington Governor Finds Billionaire Partner In Fight Against Climate Change http://kplu.org/post/washington-governor-finds-billionaire-partner-fight-against-climate-change <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148380066&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>In the world of Democratic politics, Tom Steyer, a former California hedge-fund manager, is like a real-life Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.</p><p>Steyer is a billionaire philanthropist who wants to save not just Gotham City, but the entire planet, from global climate change.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:24:15 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16433 at http://kplu.org Washington Governor Finds Billionaire Partner In Fight Against Climate Change Inslee Calls For New Cap And Trade Program http://kplu.org/post/inslee-calls-new-cap-and-trade-program <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147123513&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:03:50 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16323 at http://kplu.org Inslee Calls For New Cap And Trade Program Flags Lowered Statewide For One Week To Honor Landslide Victims http://kplu.org/post/flags-lowered-statewide-one-week-honor-landslide-victims <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flags will fly at half-mast across Washington state until next Tuesday to honor the victims of last month's deadly landslide. Earlier Tuesday, the Snohomish County medical examiner raised the death toll by one to 37. Seven others remain missing.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:30:05 +0000 Tom Banse 16047 at http://kplu.org Flags Lowered Statewide For One Week To Honor Landslide Victims Grieving Widow Helps Spearhead First-Of-Its-Kind State Law On Suicide Prevention http://kplu.org/post/grieving-widow-helps-spearhead-first-its-kind-state-law-suicide-prevention <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144249830&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Depression is one of the biggest <a href="http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/learn/riskfactors.aspx" target="_blank">risk factors</a> for suicide, and people who seek help for it tend to go to their regular doctor. But, as one Seattle family discovered, doctors aren’t always prepared to deal with a patient who has thoughts of suicide. A <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2315" target="_blank">new law&nbsp;in Washington state</a>, the first of its kind nationwide, seeks to change that. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Monica Spain 15946 at http://kplu.org Grieving Widow Helps Spearhead First-Of-Its-Kind State Law On Suicide Prevention Inslee: Feds Did Not Provide 'Comprehensive' Hanford Cleanup Plan http://kplu.org/post/inslee-feds-did-not-provide-comprehensive-hanford-cleanup-plan <p>Gov. Jay Inslee says the U.S. Department of Energy is failing to provide him a “comprehensive” Hanford cleanup plan.</p><p>The Democrats’ comments follow a face-to-face meeting Monday with the secretary of energy who made a special trip to meet with the governor.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:34:12 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14960 at http://kplu.org Inslee: Feds Did Not Provide 'Comprehensive' Hanford Cleanup Plan End In Sight For Washington Legislature, Still Plenty Of Work To Do http://kplu.org/post/end-sight-washington-legislature-still-plenty-work-do <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington lawmakers are in the home stretch — or at least they hope they are.</span></p><p>The current 60-day session is supposed to adjourn this coming Thursday. But the House and Senate still have to agree on an update to the two-year budget. And that’s not the only major issue that remains unresolved.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:23:39 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14569 at http://kplu.org End In Sight For Washington Legislature, Still Plenty Of Work To Do Inslee, Teachers' Union Clash Over Evaluation Measure http://kplu.org/post/inslee-teachers-union-clash-over-evaluation-measure <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030614AJ_TeacherEval_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>They supported his campaign, but now some unionized teachers in Washington have stern words for Governor Jay Inslee.<p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:24:10 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14501 at http://kplu.org Inslee, Teachers' Union Clash Over Evaluation Measure Inslee Prepares To Make Moral Case For Carbon Reduction http://kplu.org/post/inslee-prepares-make-moral-case-carbon-reduction-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is preparing to take action on an issue that could secure his legacy, or complicate his re-election chances.</span></p><p>He wants to cap carbon, the biggest culprit in greenhouse gas emissions in Washington. It’s a controversial and potentially costly idea. But the Democrat believes it’s an economic and even moral imperative in the long term.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:16:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14363 at http://kplu.org Inslee Prepares To Make Moral Case For Carbon Reduction Victims' Families Want Curbs On Gov's Ability To Halt Death Penalty http://kplu.org/post/victims-families-want-curbs-govs-ability-halt-death-penalty <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Family members of murder victims gathered in Olympia Wednesday to express anguish over </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay </span>Inslee’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/gov-suspends-death-penalty-wash-state">decision to halt the state’s death penalty</a>.</span></p><p>They testified before lawmakers considering curbs on the governor’s authority to grant reprieves. They told of their daughters and sisters, a mother, an aunt all taken cruelly from them. And they expressed outrage that they should be forced to pay, as taxpayers, for the killers to live.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:02:45 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 14175 at http://kplu.org Victims' Families Want Curbs On Gov's Ability To Halt Death Penalty Inslee Explores Minimum Wage Hike For State Workers, Contractors http://kplu.org/post/inslee-explores-minimum-wage-hike-state-workers-contractors-0 <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">President Barack Obama recently ordered a minimum wage increase for federal contractors. Now Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he may consider a similar executive order at the state level.</p><p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">The Democrat made his comments Friday after a meeting with the president at the White House where minimum wage was discussed.</p><p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:37:14 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13972 at http://kplu.org Inslee Explores Minimum Wage Hike For State Workers, Contractors Why Democrats Are Suddenly Talking About Minimum Wage http://kplu.org/post/why-democrats-are-suddenly-talking-about-minimum-wage <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;">We’re hearing a lot these days about raising the minimum wage.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">President Obama talked about it in his State of the Union address last month. SeaTac voters approved a $15 per hour base wage last fall. And there’s a push now to adopt the same in Seattle. Even in Idaho, there’s a minimum wage campaign afoot.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">It turns out this is no accident; it's part of a national effort to put the issue before politicians and voters.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:10:42 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13739 at http://kplu.org Why Democrats Are Suddenly Talking About Minimum Wage