Author Archives: rickm

28 Sep
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Apply now for a legislative internship

Dear friends and neighbors: One of the benefits of returning to Olympia for in-person work next January is that the legislative internship program is up and running again, enabling students to see how their government operates from the inside. To ...

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22 Sep
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The biggest phase for Highway 18 begins in November

Dear friends and neighbors: It’s no secret that Highway 18 has been a major headache for years — and not just for those of us here in the 5th District but for anyone in the state who has to drive ...

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29 Jul
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Court ruling reaffirms use of credit scores in insurance rates

Dear friends and neighbors: As you probably know, from the get-go I have opposed the efforts of the state insurance commissioner to block the use of credit scores in setting insurance rates. The use of credit scores is a sound ...

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29 Jul
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Mullet: Court ruling reaffirms use of credit scores in insurance rates

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), chair of the Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee, released the following statement today after Thurston County Superior Court Judge Indu Thomas invalidated a ban imposed by the state insurance commissioner on the use of ...

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05 Jul
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Mullet stunned by Pac-12 news, voices support for WA members

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) released the following statement today in response to news that UCLA and USC had decided to leave the Pac-12 college athletic conference and join the Big Ten. “As the vice-chair of the state capital construction budget, ...

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16 Jun
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Mullet: Kreidler unfit to lead OIC, should resign immediately

OLYMPIA — Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), chair of the Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee, released the following statement after state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler fired a staffer who had complained of abusive and inappropriate workplace behaviors. “This is ...

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13 Jun
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A rare honor from law enforcement professionals

Dear friends and neighbors: When I’m making decisions on legislation, I ask myself what makes sense for our district and our state and then I vote accordingly. The last thing on my mind is an award. But that doesn’t make ...

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13 Jun
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Mullet receives highest honor from law enforcement association

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) has received the Gene Cotton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). “Sen. Mullet showed tremendous leadership during the Washington legislative session,” Steven Strachan, WASPC executive director, said. ...

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21 Apr
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You can choose between town hall meetings on April 26 and 30

Dear friends and neighbors: I hope I’ll hear from you at either of two town hall meetings I’m hosting next week with my 5th Legislative District seatmates, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos. On Tuesday, April 26, we’ll host ...

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14 Mar
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Wrapping up the 2022 legislative session

Dear friends and neighbors: With the 2022 legislative session concluded, I want to give you a brief overview of some highlights from this year. As the state prepared to implement its new long-term care insurance program last fall, what was ...

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