Category Archives: E-News

23 Oct
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Survey: Parents & guardians, what is your experience with school bullying/harassment policies?

This interim, the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee is working to learn more about state and federal laws regarding harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination — and how those laws are being implemented in Washington schools. We know that ...

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10 Mar
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A historic 2018 session ends on time!

Greetings from Olympia! The final gavel fell on the 2018 legislative session last night and I couldn’t be more proud of what our new Democratic majority accomplished this year. We started 60 days ago with big goals and we were ...

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08 Jan
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Sen. Wellman’s Olympia update

Greetings from Olympia! As 2018 begins, I’m happy to report some exciting changes in the Legislature. After five years of Republican control, Democrats gained a one-seat majority after winning a special election last November in the 45th Legislative District. With ...

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08 Sep
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Sen. Wellman’s Olympia Update

Dear friends, The Legislature is through with the 2017 sessions (for now), and we’re in the interim. Much was accomplished but much was left unfinished in a very long and contentious political arena. I want to bring you up to ...

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30 Jun
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Olympia Update: Legislature passes budget

Dear friends and neighbors, I wanted to send a short note to update you on what’s happening in Olympia. As many of you have read, today the Legislature approved a budget that will direct state spending over the next two ...

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07 Jun
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Sen. Wellman’s Olympia Update

Dear Friends, We’ve flipped the calendar to June and I thought I would share a quick update with you about progress on some of the big issues we are facing in Olympia. Since the regular session ended in April, Democrats ...

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12 Apr
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Sen. Wellman’s Olympia Update

Greetings from Olympia! With less than two weeks remaining in the 2017 legislative session, our focus has turned to budget negotiations and how we will direct state spending over the next two years. Senate Republicans and House Democrats have now ...

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13 Mar
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Sen. Wellman’s Olympia Update

We used many strategies in recent weeks to try and convince Senate Republicans to pass the levy extension, including this sign. After the bill passed, I was happy to celebrate with one of our Senate staffers, Victor Rubio Rivera, who ...

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27 Feb
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Sen. Wellman’s legislative update

Greetings! It’s been a busy few weeks as we close in on the mid-point of the 105-day legislative session here in Olympia. We are starting pass bills out of the Senate, including my first bill to safeguard the privacy of college sexual assault victims by ...

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10 Feb
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Sen. Wellman’s Olympia update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are busy here in Olympia spending most of our time in committee, reviewing nearly 2,000 bills introduced so far. This week I was able to testify on one of my bills that would increase safety enforcement surrounding dangerous lead ...

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