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

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 credit scores in setting insurance rates: “Anyone whose insurance premiums went up due to the insurance commissioner’s unilateral actions should be ...

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

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, I have spent my 10 years in the Senate supporting the higher education institutions in our state. I'm extremely proud of ...

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Mullet: Kreidler unfit to lead OIC, should resign immediately

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 clearly grounds for removal. Firing a whistleblower? Commissioner Kreidler needs to resign immediately and allow someone else to go to work ...

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Mullet receives highest honor from law enforcement association

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. “He worked tirelessly to improve laws that help balance the need for public safety and ensure law enforcement is accountable to ...

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WEDA recognizes Mullet as Economic Development Champion

WEDA recognizes Mullet as Economic Development Champion

Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) will be named an Economic Development Champion during a reception tonight at the Washington Economic Development Association (WEDA) Winter Conference. “Economic development is just another way of saying it’s important that our communities are healthy and thriving,” Mullet said. “All the little things we do to promote and further prosperity in local communities add up to make ...

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

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

Sen. Mark Mullet, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos will host a virtual town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. The 5th Legislative District seatmates are conducting the town hall virtually to maintain accessibility and to enable constituents to easily share concerns while maintaining safe practices during the pandemic. The meeting will be streamed live on Facebook and can ...

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Senate passes transportation package that would complete Highway 18

Senate passes transportation package that would complete Highway 18

Move Ahead Washington, the $16 billion transportation revenue package passed tonight by the Senate, would fully fund safety and widening improvements to Highway 18 over Tiger Mountain and several other projects to improve travel in and around communities in the 5th Legislative District. “Just a few weeks ago, a bad collision on Highway 18 reminded us of the urgent need to ...

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Senate passes Mullet bill to teach financial literacy in high school

Senate passes Mullet bill to teach financial literacy in high school

Students would graduate from public high schools with a grasp of financial literacy that would serve them throughout life, under legislation passed today by the Senate. “Throughout our adult lives, we make financial choices that shape, for better or worse, our life path and our financial security,” said Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah). “The quality of those choices will depend on whether ...

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Mullet: Transportation package will improve roads without gas tax

Mullet: Transportation package will improve roads without gas tax

Move Ahead Washington, the transportation revenue package introduced Monday by Senate and House Democrats, would fund a range of projects to improve travel in and around communities in the 5th Legislative District. “I’m a big fan of this transportation package for two reasons: it will give us the funds to finish Highway 18 and it will do it without raising the ...

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Mullet bill would speed housing permits while preserving standards

Mullet bill would speed housing permits while preserving standards

Housing would be built more quickly without compromising construction requirements, increasing the supply of affordable housing, under legislation approved Monday by the Senate Ways & Means Committee. “The state has allocated lots of funding for affordable housing in recent years, but the backlog in building permits has limited the industry’s ability to actually build the homes,” said Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah). ...

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