Inslee Dismisses Talk of Trouble in His First Term

Stung by assertions from some quarters that Republicans “won” the 2015 legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee dismissed Monday any notion his administration is on the ropes, saying he “wrestled Republicans to the ground.” Inslee said that a couple high-profile defeats — as well as a recent Elway poll that found just 30 percent of voters saying they would “definitely” vote for him in 2016 — contributed to the perception that his administration was foundering.