Author Archives: abond

20 Nov
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Mullet receives Farm Bureau’s “Legislator of the Year” award

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) received the 2023 “Legislator of the Year” award from the Washington Farm Bureau at its annual statewide meeting in November. The Farm Bureau lauded Mullet for his work to support farmers, ensure the state keeps its ...

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01 Nov
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Sen. Mark Mullet is Association of Washington Business’ Legislator of the Year

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) was recognized as Legislator of the Year for 2023 by the Association of Washington Business (AWB), the state’s oldest and largest statewide business association. AWB President Kris Johnson presented the award at the organization’s annual policy ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
06 Sep
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Mullet proposes bill to lower gas prices, improve transparency, continue climate action

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) released a legislative proposal to make changes to Washington’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA), which would lower gas prices, improve fuel price transparency, and help ensure Washington’s climate action is balanced with affordability. “The Climate Commitment Act ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
23 Jun
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Mullet calls for legislative action to limit gas price increases

Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, responded to news that Washington state now has the highest gas prices in the country by calling for action on legislation he introduced in the 2023 session that would cap the price of carbon pollution permits ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
18 May
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Finally, a bill passes on drug addiction

Dear friends and neighbors, When we adjourned the legislative session last month, we had a lot to be proud of, with one glaring exception – our failure to act on Washington’s drug addiction crisis. It was incredibly frustrating to me ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
28 Apr
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2023 session has adjourned!

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2023 session adjourned last weekend, and it was one of the most productive sessions we’ve had in years. With one major exception, we moved forward in moderate, responsible ways that stayed true to our Washington ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
21 Apr
2

Legislators announce historic $8.9 billion construction budget

OLYMPIA—Leaders in the House and Senate today announced their final agreement on the state’s capital budget. The $8.9 billion budget funds construction projects and infrastructure across Washington and will set records for the largest ever investment in affordable housing in ...

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06 Apr
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Constituent stories that turn into law

Dear friends and neighbors, With just a few weeks left in the legislative session, I wanted to tell you about two bills we just passed and the story of how these ideas came to us here in the Legislature. Folks ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
03 Apr
1

Mullet, Nguyễn introduce legislation to improve CCA, protect farmers

Legislation to protect farmers from increased fuel prices potentially driven by the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) was introduced in the Washington State Senate by Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, and Sen. Joe ...

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31 Mar
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Newspaper tax break passes Senate

Legislation to help support the news media by exempting them from the state business and occupation (B&O) tax passed the Washington State Senate today on a 47-1 vote. SB 5199, sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), is intended to support ...

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