Governor Inslee Delivers Inaugural Speech


In his remarks to a joint session of the Legislature, Governor Jay Inslee said that while legislators need to continue their work on issues such as mental health, homelessness, opioid addiction and other education investments for early learning and higher education, none of those issues is as important as fully funding K-12 education.

Inslee closed by reiterating Washington’s values and unwavering commitment to ensuring equal rights and human dignity. He reassured Washingtonians that no matter what happens in Washington, D.C., he will also not waver on state efforts to fight climate change and protect health care access for 750,000 people here now covered through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Previous articleBadger Mountain Road head-on collision injures two
Next articleSalmon recovery in North Central Washington falling short of goals
Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.