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Mullet named City Champion, Benjamin Franklin Legislator of the Year

Mullet named City Champion, Benjamin Franklin Legislator of the Year

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) has been honored by two groups for his work as a state legislator this year — as a City Champion by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and as the Benjamin Franklin Legislator of the Year by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). In naming Mullet a City Champion, the AWC called Mullet “an important ...

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Mullet, Callan, Ramos to host virtual town hall meeting Thursday

Mullet, Callan, Ramos to host virtual town hall meeting Thursday

Sen. Mark Mullet, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos will host a virtual town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10. The 5th Legislative District seatmates are conducting the town hall virtually 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 on Facebook ...

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Mullet: Transportation veto ‘poisons the well for all future negotiations’

Mullet: Transportation veto ‘poisons the well for all future negotiations’

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) released this statement following the governor’s partial vetoes of Senate Bill 5126, the Climate Commitment Act, and House Bill 1091, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel. “This sets a chilling precedent and poisons the well for all future negotiations on virtually any tough issue. When it comes to ...

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Mullet bill to limit GET tuition increases signed into law

Mullet bill to limit GET tuition increases signed into law

Legislation signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee will make sure Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) credits accurately reflect tuition costs at the time of purchase. “GET enables the parents of young kids today to afford the cost of tuition when their kids grow to college age,” said Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah). “It’s an affordable bridge to the future, and this law will ...

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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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