Governor Chris Gregoire is moving our state forward the Washington way, working across party lines, across the state, across the country and around the world to identify our common values and find common sense solutions for Washington families.


Like the rest of the country—indeed the world—we are in the midst of an economic slowdown. State government is going to have to sacrifice and make hard choices just like Washington families. But families know, and we know, that tough people always outlast tough times, and together we will emerge stronger from the challenge. Learn more about Washington's budget »

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Economic Recovery

Governor Gregoire is committed to helping working families by creating opportunities for family-wage jobs, speeding up investment in Washington and promoting business growth. Learn more about economic recovery »

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A great education is the cornerstone of success for our children and our economy. Learn more about education »

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Health Care

Governor Gregoire is committed to increasing access to high-quality, affordable health care. Learn more about health care »

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Environment & Energy

With one of the richest, most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the world, we have an important legacy to protect. Learn more about the environment »

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Community Safety

By remaining attentive and actively striving to better protect our communities, Gregoire continues to prioritize our common safety so Washington residents can continue to build a strong future. Learn more about community safety »

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Government Reform & Accountability

The Governor's proposals to reform and measure performance in Washington state government were the first steps in a comprehensive effort to fundamentally revamp the way programs and services are provided throughout the state. Learn more government reform & accountability »

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Social Services

Governor Chris Gregoire’s passion for child welfare and care for the vulnerable has guided her throughout her career. Learn more about social services »

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A seamless transportation system is imperative to the prosperity of our state that also addresses the safety of our travelers. Learn more about transportation »

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Governor Gregoire and First Mike are determined advocates for Washington servicemen and -women who not only protect our state and nation but provide essential disaster relief and humanitarian aid. Learn more about veterans »

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Diversity gives our state a wide base of strengths and knowledge on which to build Washington’s future. Learn more about diversity »