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It’s the law: Mullet bill requires robust access to school counselors

It’s the law: Mullet bill requires robust access to school counselors

Students will be assured of adequate access to school counselors, not only for career guidance but to address trauma and mental health needs during increasingly stressful times, as a result of legislation signed into law Monday. “Kids make some of the most important, lasting decisions of their lives when they’re in high school, so it’s vital they have access to strong ...

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Senate passes Mullet bill to limit GET tuition increases

Senate passes Mullet bill to limit GET tuition increases

The Senate passed legislation late Tuesday to make sure GET credits accurately reflect tuition costs at the time of purchase. Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) sponsored Senate Bill 5430 when he noticed that GET credits for a year of tuition at the University of Washington cost significantly more this year than what UW is charging for tuition. The Guaranteed Education Tuition ...

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

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 years in the Senate, I have never seen our state budget in a better position than it is now, in ...

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

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 to enable constituents to easily share concerns despite the social distancing limitations imposed by the pandemic. The meeting will be streamed live ...

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Senate passes Mullet bill requiring robust school counselor access

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 to change our kids’ lives, and yet they’re being tapped to pull recess duty or proctor tests or do whatever’s needed ...

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Senate passes Mullet bill to increase housing density in transit areas

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 enabling local governments to pay for environmental review near transit hubs, we can encourage more housing development in those areas.” Senate ...

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Mullet continues push for adequate school counselor access

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, and I happen to think it’s a very important reason,” said Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), the bill’s sponsor. “I know our ...

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Senate passes Mullet bill to expedite organ transportation

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. However, because of the large service area of donation organizations in Washington state and in the Pacific Northwest overall, it can ...

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Senate passes Mullet bill expanding access to school counselors

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, many counselors in Washington are asked to cover for other positions and perform tasks such as proctoring exams, acting as crossing ...

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Senate approves Mullet bill to expand access to retirement plans

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), gives employers the opportunity to auto-enroll employees in a new state sponsored account, or to continue enrolling them in pre-existing ...

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