Inslee delivers State of the State: “Bold actions for building a stronger Washington”

A woman claps from a balcony overlooking a large legislative audience during the governor’s speech.
Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2023 “State of the State” address on Jan. 10, 2023.
A choir sings as people look on in a legislative building.
The Tacoma Refugee Choir performed “The Star-Spangled Banner”
A woman reads a poem from a legislative pulpit as the governor and lieutenant governor look on.
Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest wrote and delivered a poem titled, “These Abundant and Generous Homelands.”
Gov. Jay Inslee enters the House Chambers and greets members of the Washington State Legislature before beginning his “State of the State” remarks.

Bold actions for building a stronger Washington

  • Where everyone is housed.
  • Where our schools are safe from gun violence, and students receive the mental and educational support they need.
  • Where the existential crisis of climate change is met by unmatched innovation.
  • Where communities feel welcoming and safe to all.
  • Where all people have a constitutional right to reproductive freedom.
  • And, where people struggling with mental health or substance use no longer fall unseen and unheard through the cracks.

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Governor Jay Inslee

Governor of Washington state. Writing about innovation, jobs, education, clean energy & my grandkids. Building a WA that works for everyone.