Rep. Mike Sells
This busy third week of session ended on a particularly high note – we honored the men and women of Washington’s National Guard in both the House and Senate Friday. It’s a very moving experience to meet some of the Guard’s citizen-soldiers and airmen who do so much for our state. Did you know? With approximately 640,000 veteran residents, Washington state has the 12th largest veteran population in the United States. When combined with the over 62,000 active duty military … Continue reading
Reps. Mike Sells and June Robinson, and Sen. John McCoy
Reps. Mike Sells and June Robinson, and Sen. John McCoy held a telephone town hall on the evening of January 21, 2014. If you missed it, you can listen to the entire audio file here.
Rep. Mike Sells
We are into week two of our nine week session. As such, time to hear bills and get them moved through committee is very limited. In the Labor and Workforce Development Committee, which I chair, we have had a number of bills dealing with wage theft and the underground economy, as well as issues dealing with electrical industrial regulations. There are many more bills to hear on minimum wage, prevailing wage and workplace safety. Quality counts with early learning Washington … Continue reading
Rep. Mike Sells, Rep, June Robinson
SNOHOMISH COUNTY & OLYMPIA – Citizens of Everett, Marysville, and Tulalip are enthusiastically encouraged to join state Sen. John McCoy, state Rep. Mike Sells, and state Rep. June Robinson in a Telephone Town Hall early Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, from 6 to 7. Shortly before 6 o’clock that night, thousands of 38th Legislative District citizens will receive telephone calls inviting them to stay on the line to participate in the Telephone Town Hall. Folks who want to ask a question, … Continue reading
Reps. John McCoy and Mike Sells
Economic & Revenue Forecast State budget writers are inching closer to an agreement that will hopefully be presented to legislators for approval next week. Time is of the essence – the fiscal year ends June 30. We are fighting for a budget that takes a good step toward funding education without rigging the system against seniors, kids, and people with disabilities. The negotiators received two shots of good news this week: The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council reported they expect … Continue reading
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.
2012 Legislative Report