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Can politics be positive and productive? – Let’s talk about it this Wednesday

October 26, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Can politics be positive and productive? – Let’s talk about it this Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, October 28th, the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County in cooperation with the Politics of the Possible team are sponsoring a community discussion on positive politics. I’ve been asked to be part of the panel, which will also include Maralyn Chase, State Senator from 32nd District; Mary Helen Roberts, Former State Representative for the 21st District; and Alison McCaffree, Executive Director of Washington Nonprofits and former research assistant to Mary Ellen McCaffree in writing Politics of the … Continue reading

Rep. Sells’ e-Newsletter: Cougs, Dawgs, and the United Way

October 5, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Rep. Sells’ e-Newsletter: Cougs, Dawgs, and the United Way

WSU North Puget Sound at Everett It took over a decade of work and a small army of determined community leaders but now it’s official. Washington State University is expanding to Everett and the North Puget Sound. Construction has begun on the new, four-story Everett University Center building that will act as an anchor facility for WSU North Puget Sound. Come fall of 2017 students can enroll in high demand degrees that are tailor-made for our region. Degree-completion programs in … Continue reading

The 2015 Reeves/Sievers Founders’ Award goes to Rep. Mike Sells

September 28, 2015

Washington House Democrats

The 2015 Reeves/Sievers Founders’ Award goes to Rep. Mike Sells

Continuing its tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations who are truly helping to improve people’s lives, United Way of Snohomish County held its annual Spirit of Snohomish Breakfast event on September 24, where five members of the community were honored for their spirit of giving. Rep. Mike Sells was this year’s recipient of the Reeves/Sievers Founders’ Award, which is similar to a Lifetime Achievement Award. This is what United Way wrote about Mike: “Reeves/Sievers Founders’  Award – Mike Sells Mike … Continue reading

WSU Academic Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 24, 2015

Washington House Democrats

WSU Academic Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Capital Budget (HB 1115) passed by the Legislature this year included $54.6 million for the WSU Academic Building at the Everett University Center to house current and projected degree programs by WSU and its partner institutions. University administrators and legislative leaders, including 38th District Reps. Mike Sells and June Robinson, were at the groundbreaking ceremony held on September 22. The 95,000 square foot building will house classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, and services for students working toward degrees in STEM … Continue reading

The budgets are finally agreed to, here is a look at what’s in them.

July 15, 2015

Rep. June Robinson and Rep. Mike Sells

The budgets are finally agreed to, here is a look at what’s in them.

This was officially the longest Legislative Session (176 days) in the history of our state and we are all glad the final gavel came down last Friday afternoon.While there were certainly many frustrating moments, in the end we avoided a government shutdown by passing the operating budget before the end of our fiscal year, and on Friday we passed the last bills to finalize the capital and transportation budgets. Here is a brief summary of what’s in each of the … Continue reading

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Rep. Mike Sells (D-Everett) talks about education funding, early learning, and higher education funding, especially WSU Everett. When it comes to tax breaks, Sells says they need accountability to ensure they are creating and keeping jobs in the state. Three bills that support working families are now in the Senate: minimum wage, paid sick and safe leave, and equal pay.

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Rep. Mike Sells talks about wage theft issues, an important problem for the Washington economy, and the opportunities for education legislation, including a cost of living adjustment for Washington educators.

Rep. Mike Sells shares his thoughts on the newly released Senate budget and says that now it’s the House’s turn. Then all three budgets (Governor, Senate and House) will be considered to come up with the final budget. Sells also talks about SB 5211, the social media bill, and explains why he introduced and then withdrew an amendment before passing the bill out of the Labor and Workforce Development Committee.

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