Category Archives: News Release

Sen. Lisa Wellman speaking on the Washington State Senate Floor
12 Mar
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A statement from Sen. Wellman on school closures in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) released the following statement today regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to close public schools in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Wellman serves as chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. “Our number ...

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07 Feb
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Kai Thomson serves as page in Washington State Senate

Kai Thomson, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 31. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) sponsored Thomson’s week in the Legislature. ...

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07 Feb
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Isabella Syverson serves as page in Washington State Senate

Isabella Syverson, 16, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 24. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) sponsored Syverson’s week in the Legislature. ...

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26 Sep
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Wellman: “We will not turn our backs on our friends and neighbors who have made Washington their home”

Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) released the following statement in response to a press conference held today by Nathalie Asher, director of Seattle’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office. During her remarks, Asher specifically referenced Senate Bill 5497, the ...

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13 May
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Legislature increases funding for special education

A bill signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee increases funding for special education, paving the way for more inclusive learning environments. Senate Bill 5091 was sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island), who chairs the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education ...

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13 May
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Governor signs Wellman bill to expand broadband service

Gov. Inslee signed a bill today to expand broadband access to underserved communities. Senate Bill 5511 was sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island). “Expanding internet access throughout Washington state will increase equity in both education and business,” Wellman said. ...

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08 May
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Governor signs bipartisan school safety measure

unding K-12 education is the paramount duty of the state, yet students need far more than just academics in school. More resources, more coordination, and more support is needed to help all schools improve training and safety measures. Those are ...

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29 Apr
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Legislature passes school levy agreement

The Washington State Legislature reached an agreement Sunday, and passed an update to the state’s school enrichment levy policy to better serve students, teachers and Washington’s 295 school districts. The bill now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee for signing. In ...

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26 Apr
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Senate passes school levy fix, sends bill to House

A bill passed today by the Washington State Senate would update the state’s levy policy to better serve students, teachers and Washington’s 295 school districts. In 2017, the Legislature made historic changes to the state’s school levy policy to satisfy ...

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12 Mar
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Measure changing school bond threshold dies on Senate floor

A measure that would have made it easier for local districts to pass school bonds failed today after it didn’t receive the required vote in the Senate. Senate Joint Resolution 8201, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island), would have ...

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