Jay Inslee

Washington state's new restaurant regulations put diner data on the menu

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Restaurants able to reopen for table service will be required to store diners' names and phone numbers as part of Washington's COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts.

Washington governor proposes statewide broadband office

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A less-publicized element of Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget calls for a $1.2 million agency to expand internet connectivity throughout the state.

FirstNet releases final state plans, kicking off 90-day decision period for states

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The news comes as two states jointly announce an RFP to explore an alternative to the federally supported nationwide wireless network for public safety.

Washington and Connecticut open doors for self-driving vehicles

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As an industry waits for solid national guidelines, two states press for greater development of the technology with measures to expand testing.

Washington governor vetoes drone legislation

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed state legislation Friday that would have regulated government and law enforcement use of drones, but he felt the bill did not go far enough to protect privacy rights.

How will federal shutdown affect relationship with states?

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While the federal government shutdown came to an end Wednesday, a number of state leaders voiced their concern for the future of federal and state relationships after spending the past 16 days at the mercy of the shutdown.

Govs. Hickenlooper, Inslee call for flexibility in federal banking regulations for marijuana businesses

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Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today called for flexibility in the federal banking regulations that will allow state-licensed marijuana producers, processors and retailers access to the banking system.

Washington announces results initiative

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Gov. Jay Inslee today formally launched Results Washington, which will provide faster and easier answers to those questions and access to an unprecedented array of performance data related to his top goals.

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