governor http://kuow.org en Joint Washington-Oregon Columbia River Crossing Office To Close http://kuow.org/post/joint-washington-oregon-columbia-river-crossing-office-close <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/070113AJ_DeadBridge_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>In what Washington Governor Jay Inslee calls "a dang shame," plans for a new bridge over the Columbia River are shelved -- if not dead. The Washington legislature adjourned without funding the construction phase of the project.<p>You might call the Columbia River Crossing “the bridge to the archives.” That’s where the blueprints will go now that the Washington Senate said “no” to a gas tax increase. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:50:42 +0000 Austin Jenkins 15941 at http://kuow.org Joint Washington-Oregon Columbia River Crossing Office To Close Gov. Inslee On Transportation Needs And How To Fund Them http://kuow.org/post/gov-inslee-transportation-needs-and-how-fund-them <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with Ross Reynolds on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Conversation</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Thursday about the proposed gas tax increase and his vision for Washington's transportation needs. Expiring federal funds, booming population and the need for more jobs create an urgency for the Legislature to come up with bipartisan solutions, according to the governor.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:03:43 +0000 9377 at http://kuow.org Gov. Inslee On Transportation Needs And How To Fund Them Governor Inslee Delivers Inaugural Address http://kuow.org/post/governor-inslee-delivers-inaugural-address OLYMPIA, Wash. - Democrat Jay Inslee took the oath of office as Washington's 23 governor in a first-in-history Capitol Rotunda ceremony Wednesday morning. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:24:00 +0000 editor 6691 at http://kuow.org Governor Inslee Delivers Inaugural Address McKenna Calls Loss “Very Disappointing” In Concession Video http://kuow.org/post/mckenna-calls-loss-very-disappointing-concession-video <p>Republican Rob McKenna was leading in 31 of 39 Washington counties. But it was not enough. Friday night he conceded defeat in the race for governor to Democrat Jay Inslee. McKenna called Inslee after the latest vote tally showed the race narrowing, but not fast enough to reverse the Democrat’s lead. Later, McKenna posted a video to Facebook.</p><p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 16:51:47 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3392 at http://kuow.org McKenna Calls Loss “Very Disappointing” In Concession Video Inslee Organizes Transition Team Despite Continued Vote Counting http://kuow.org/post/inslee-organizes-transition-team-despite-continued-vote-counting <p>The race for Washington governor remains too close to call. But Democrat Jay Inslee said Wednesday he’s already forming a transition team to prepare to take office. The former congressman leads Republican attorney general Rob McKenna 51 percent to 49 percent.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:20:08 +0000 Colin Fogarty 3222 at http://kuow.org Inslee Organizes Transition Team Despite Continued Vote Counting Why Does Jay Inslee Want To Be Your Next Governor? http://kuow.org/post/why-does-jay-inslee-want-be-your-next-governor <p>Democrat Jay Inslee sits down with Ross Reynolds for his final KUOW interview before the election.</p><p>Republican challenger, Rob McKenna, was last on <em>The Conversation </em>September 28. Listen to <a href="http://www2.kuow.org/program.php?id=28075">parts one</a> and <a href="http://www2.kuow.org/program.php?id=28076">two</a> of his interview.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 2281 at http://kuow.org Why Does Jay Inslee Want To Be Your Next Governor? One-On-One With Washington's Candidates For Governor http://kuow.org/post/one-one-washingtons-candidates-governor OLYMPIA, Wash. – Ballots are arriving in the mail. And a new poll shows the race for Washington governor is a virtual dead heat. Whoever is elected will inherit a budget shortfall along with a court order to spend more on education.<p>Just like in the rest of the country, jobs and the economy are top issues for Washington voters. But so is transportation. Traditionally, Washington has relied on the gas tax to fund road projects. But it’s been seven years since the last gas tax increase was enacted. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:31:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2131 at http://kuow.org One-On-One With Washington's Candidates For Governor Personal Attacks Punctuate Final Wash. Gov Debate http://kuow.org/post/personal-attacks-punctuate-final-wash-gov-debate The fifth and final debate between Washington’s candidates for governor was punctuated by personal attacks. Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna met in Seattle Tuesday night. The format encouraged them to engage each other.<p>One of the most personal exchanges came when the candidates had a chance to pose a question of each other. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:54:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1838 at http://kuow.org Personal Attacks Punctuate Final Wash. Gov Debate Wash. Governor Candidates Vow No New Taxes, With Caveats http://kuow.org/post/wash-governor-candidates-vow-no-new-taxes-caveats OLYMPIA, Wash. – Ballots are about to go out in Washington. In the race for governor, both candidates are pledging to veto tax hikes. But Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee also leave themselves some wiggle room.<p>The issue of taxes comes up a lot in the Washington race for governor. That’s because the state faces another $1 billion shortfall, plus the next governor will likely have to come up with $1 billion more for schools in the next budget.<p>McKenna says if elected he would veto any increase in state sales or business taxes. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:08:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1839 at http://kuow.org Wash. Governor Candidates Vow No New Taxes, With Caveats A Milder Debate As Wash. Governor Candidates Meet Again http://kuow.org/post/milder-debate-wash-governor-candidates-meet-again As Election Day nears, the candidates for Washington governor appear to be getting mellower, not feistier. Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee met Thursday night in their fourth formal debate.<p>Perhaps the candidates are tired of each other or tired of hearing themselves speak -- or just plain tired. Whatever the case, it was a mellower Inslee and McKenna than at past debates. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1723 at http://kuow.org A Milder Debate As Wash. Governor Candidates Meet Again