OLYMPIA, Wash. - Governor Christine Gregoire gave her final state of the state address to the state legislature Tuesday morning.
The governor says Washington is doing well thanks to developments in technology, the aerospace industry, and agriculture. She also praised the work that has been done at Hanford.
"Scientists and engineers who are following the innovation of their Hanford forebears and inventing first time technology. This time to be used to clean up not just the Hanford site but sites from England to Russia and Japan," Gov. Gregoire said.
"I personally believe there is probably no person in Olympia who's had a greater impact on this community than Governor Gregoire," said former DOE Hanford Manager, Mike Lawrence.
Lawrence says Gregoire has worked for more than 20 years to secure the $2-billion we receive each year to clean up Hanford.