An hour or so after he was sworn in as Washingtons 23rd governor, Democrat Jay Inslee is delivering his inaugural address in the state House chambers today. Anyone hoping he would flesh out his campaign talking points which critics thought were a bit vague may be disappointed. The speech based on the draft comments is a bit light on specifics, too.
But Inslee, a Democrat with an eye to putting Washington ahead of other states on green jobs and responding to climate change, revisited those themes in his address, which also touch on school funding, the economy and other themes. He also spoke of bringing "innovation" to the culture of Olympia.