Category Archives: News Release

06 Mar
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Mullet: State can meet its obligations without a capital gains tax

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) released this statement following today’s passage of Senate Bill 5096 to establish a capital gains tax in the state of Washington. “I voted against the capital gains tax for a very simple reason. In my nine ...

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05 Mar
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Mullet, Callan, Ramos to host virtual town hall meeting March 13

Sen. Mark Mullet, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos will host a virtual town hall meeting at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13. The 5th Legislative District seatmates are conducting the town hall virtually in order to maintain accessibility and ...

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23 Feb
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Senate passes Mullet bill requiring robust school counselor access

The Senate today passed legislation to ensure students have adequate access to school counselors, not only for career guidance but to address trauma and mental health needs during increasingly stressful times. “These are people with master’s degrees who are trained ...

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16 Feb
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Senate passes Mullet bill to increase housing density in transit areas

Cities would be able to attract more private dollars to build housing around transit stations under legislation passed overwhelmingly today by the Senate. “This can increase housing availability around the state,” said Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), the bill’s sponsor. “By ...

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27 Jan
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Mullet continues push for adequate school counselor access

Students would be assured of adequate access to school counselors, not only for career guidance but to address trauma and mental health needs during these stressful times, under legislation moving through the Senate. “Our schools employ counselors for a reason, ...

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17 Feb
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Senate passes Mullet bill to expedite organ transportation

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate voted today to increase the expediency of vehicles carrying organ transplants by according them the privileges and paraphernalia of emergency vehicles. Donated organs have limited time outside of the body before they become unusable. ...

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12 Feb
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Senate passes Mullet bill expanding access to school counselors

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate voted 43-3 today to approve legislation defining the duties of high school counselors. School counselors are highly educated and provide vital resources for the academic, career, personal, and social needs of all students. However, ...

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17 Jan
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Senate approves Mullet bill to expand access to retirement plans

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate voted 26-20 today to approve legislation that would provide Washington State employees who have previously not had access to retirement plans an easier option going forward. Senate Bill 5740, sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), ...

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13 Dec
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Mullet encourages students to apply to be a Washington Senate page

OLYMPIA – Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) encourages students in the 5th Legislative District to apply to serve as a page in the Washington State Senate during the 2020 legislative session. The Washington State Legislature has one of the finest page ...

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04 Apr
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Mullet responds to inaccurate reports on amendment to levy lid bill

OLYMPIA – Teachers’ salaries would not be cut and their rights to collectively bargain would not be restricted by legislation ensuring that school districts put money from additional local levy dollars toward needed services like librarians and counselors, Sen. Mark ...

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