Gov. Jay Inslee will hold his first news conference Monday since Friday’s ouster of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson
Updated at 9:20 a.m. to reflect that Inslee’s news conference has been moved to 10 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a news conference Monday — his first since last week’s controversial exit of a pair of high-profile state agency leaders.
The Republican-led state Senate voted Friday along party lines to deny confirmation of state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, essentially firing her after three years in the position.
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Republicans say they’re bringing accountability to state government with their action to remove Peterson and the ongoing probe of the Department of Corrections.
But Inslee and fellow Democrats have accused the GOP of being motivated by election-year politics rather than good government.