Austin Jenkins interviewed Congressman Jay Inslee for Thursday’s edition of Inside Olympia. Here’s what Inslee had to say:
- On the Interstate Compact: “I’ve been working with some other folks to see if there’s a way in Congress to make the Interstate Compact more efficient.” He said the effort “to repair the holes in that net” is bipartisan, and they’ll introduce a bill soon.
- On the Supreme Court ruling last week on corporations and campaign financing: “They have opened the floodgates to allow a corporation to come in and run ads, but the public never really knows where it comes from … the citizen will not see an ad that says, ‘We’re against Congressman Inslee because he’s against clean energy,’” he said — instead, he said the corporation or union will pick a nice-sounding name and run a smear ad. Inslee said another effort to reform campaign finance laws is in the works — and he hopes it will be bipartisan. “This is not the end of the universe as we know it.”
- On the Massachusetts election, and what it all means: The Democratic candidate was “terrible.”
- And there’s much, much more. Including whether Inslee is eying the Governor’s mansion.
Here’s the full video: