Category Archives: News Release

Washington State Capitol Building
15 Feb
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Mullet statement on SB 5770 property tax bill and state support for local governments

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) offered the following statement on news that the Senate would not be moving forward with SB 5770, legislation to raise the annual cap on property tax increases for cities, counties, and local governments from 1 percent ...

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15 Feb
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Senate Leaders Introduce Capital Budget Proposal

Senate leaders from the Democratic and Republican caucuses today announced their 2024 capital budget proposal. The state’s capital budget funds construction and maintenance of infrastructure and physical projects. This year’s budget proposal includes major funding increases in K-12 school construction, ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
13 Feb
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Senate votes to fund law enforcement training

The Washington State Senate unanimously voted Tuesday to pass Senate Bill 6242, legislation sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), to increase state funding for the training of law enforcement. Under current law, the state covers 75 percent of the cost ...

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12 Feb
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Retirement savings bill from Sen. Mullet passes Senate

Legislation to address Washington’s retirement savings crisis passed the Senate today on a 43-6 vote. Known as Washington Saves, SB 6069, sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) and requested by State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, would create an automatic Individual Retirement ...

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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
13

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
3

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
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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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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