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Tag Archives: Jay Inslee

Spokane in Olympia Day 2: Health Care and Higher Ed the Topics of the Day

OLYMPIA, Wash. – In a legislature that seems to see partisan attitudes impact progress on some issues, there is one area where bipartisanship is alive and well. In discussions on higher education, state legislators in both branches and both parties … Read more

GSI Leads Delegation to Olympia

The 2014 Supplemental Session in Olympia began this week, and our annual trip to our state capital begins next week. From Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, we’ll bring 89 area business, education and community leaders to Olympia to advocate on … Read more

A Spokane Business News Buffet

There’s a lot going on around here. Let’s take a look at some notables: Special Session As we mentioned last week, the state legislature convened for a special session to pass some bills aimed at keeping some incentives available for … Read more

Special Session Begins Today in Olympia – What Does it Mean for Spokane?

Washington Governor Jay Inslee called legislators back to Olympia to begin a special session today to tackle bills that would provide more funding for aerospace education, extend tax incentives for aerospace manufacturers through 2040, and streamline the permitting process for … Read more

Washington Legislature Passes Budgets; What Does it Mean for Spokane?

After a regular and two special sessions, lawmakers in Olympia finalized operating and capital budgets, but could not pass a transportation package. The Legislature’s $33.6 billion operating budget passed on June 28, saving the government from shutting down on July … Read more

STEM Education in Spokane: An Update

Tweet By now, you’ve heard about STEM Education. Advancing STEM Education reforms is something Greater Spokane Incorporated has been involved in for the past few years, along with a number of regional partners. Praising the virtues of STEM Education is … Read more

Spokane Invades Olympia: Day 3 – Emptying the Notebook

Tweet January 25, 2013 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today ends the annual advocacy trip area business, educational and community leaders from Spokane take to Olympia each year. The 87-person delegation met with lawmakers and Governor Jay Inslee from across the state, … Read more

Spokane Invades Olympia: Day 2

Tweet January 24, 2013 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Whether or not a transportation revenue package in the state of Washington will come out of the current legislative session is one issue the group of nearly 90 business, educational and community leaders … Read more

Spokane Invades Olympia: Day 1

Tweet January 23, 2013 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Nearly 90 Spokane area business, educational and community leaders arrived in Olympia today with an agenda full of items the delegation deems important for the region. The group met with lawmakers today to … Read more

What’s Going to Happen in Olympia?

Tweet Washington will have a new governor and some new members of its legislature when state lawmakers begin their legislative session in Olympia in January. We hosted our annual Legislative Forum & Reception on Wednesday to give the business community … Read more