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Inslee, Kreidler, and MacEwan write letter warning of “widespread and devastating” impacts if ACA is overturned

Emily Boerger | Oct 15, 2020 | Washington

In the wake of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing, Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to US Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell on Thursday highlighting the potential “widespread and devastating” impacts on Washington if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Insurance Commissioner...[ Read More ]

Inslee letter provides update on Cascade Care implementation

Emily Boerger | May 20, 2020 | Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation of Cascade Care in a letter to Health Care Authority Director Sue Birch and Washington State Health Benefit Exchange Chief Executive Officer Pam MacEwan on Tuesday.     In the letter, Inslee says it is “more...[ Read More ]

ICYMI: Inslee and Western leaders send letter to Congress requesting $1 trillion in state and local aid

| May 11, 2020 | California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington

In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee, House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig joined the governors and state legislative leaders of California, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada today in urging congressional leadership to dedicate $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments...[ Read More ]

Washington, Oregon, and California announce a shared vision for reopening state economies

| Apr 13, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

Governors Jay Inslee, Kate Brown, and Gavin Newsom announced on Monday a joint vision for reopening their states’ economies following the COVID-19 pandemic. In a joint statement on their “regional pact to recovery,” the governors outlined their shared principles and goals for controlling COVID-19 in the days and months ahead. ...[ Read More ]

Vice President Pence visits Washington amid COVID-19 outbreak

Michael Goldberg | Mar 6, 2020 | Washington

Vice President Mike Pence visited Washington state yesterday in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Vice President arrived in Washington on Thursday afternoon around 3:15 and headed directly to Camp Murray for a private meeting with Governor Inslee along with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Director Seema...[ Read More ]

Understanding the math: 2020 race for governor

DJ Wilson | Nov 25, 2019 | Washington

A Republican has not been elected to that office since John Spellman’s win in the 1980 Reagan Revolution. The same year, then-AG Slade Gorton beat Warren Magnuson for the US Senate. In other words, it took unique circumstances for a Republican to win even 30 years ago. More importantly, in...[ Read More ]