Category Archives: News Release

24 Jun
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Right-wing Supreme Court strips human rights from pregnant people everywhere.

Following the supreme court’s decision to upend the constitutional protections on abortion, Senator Lisa Wellman issued the following statement: “Today the right-wing majority sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to overturn the court’s 49 year old decision on ...

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03 Mar
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Wellman supports state auditor’s review of Summit Charter Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 4, 2022  Wellman supports state auditor’s review of Summit Charter Schools    Olympia – Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) today lauded a state audit that uncovered 24 teachers who were teaching without a current Washington ...

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14 Dec
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Senate K-12 Chair previews future of education

Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) previews what is in the works for education in Washington state in a recent video. “We’ve been making changes to our education system to respond to the 21st century’s growing, digital economy,” said Wellman. “We ...

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04 Mar
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Senate passes Wellman bill to expand transportation for school districts

SEATTLE — Legislation passed today by the Senate would allow expanded transportation services when schools provide remote instruction during emergencies.  SB 5128, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island), solves the funding gap school districts face in providing expanded services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I’ve been working with ...

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03 Mar
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Senate passes Wellman bill allowing students to use computer science credits in graduation requirements

SEATTLE —SB 5299, passed by the Senate and sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island), allows high school students to take a computer science elective in place of a third year math or science course to count towards graduation requirements. ...

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03 Mar
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Senate passes Wellman bill to support mastery-based learning

SEATTLE — Today the Senate passed legislation directing the state’s mastery-based learning work group to build a profile of skills a student must have at the time of graduation. This profile goes beyond the traditional subject matter such as reading ...

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02 Mar
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Senate passes Wellman bill requiring informed consent on breast implants

SEATTLE — Legislation passed today by the Senate would require physicians and osteopathic physicians to provide patients with full breast implant information and obtain informed consent before performing breast implant surgery. SB 5441, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island), ...

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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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