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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 programs in the country. Each year, hundreds of students from communities across the state spend a week taking part in the legislative process ...Read More
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 Mullet (D-Issaquah) emphasized today.
Mullet spoke out to address what he said were inaccurate reports ...Read More
OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate today voted 31-17 to approve legislation to provide employees in Washington who are not offered retirement benefits through their work easier access to retirement plans.
Senate Bill 5740, sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), requires certain employers to automatically enroll, at no cost, their employees in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) in the ...Read More
RENTON – Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) today pledged to continue working to create jobs, help small businesses thrive and give families and individuals the opportunity to succeed after he was chosen to chair the newly configured Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee. “As a small business owner with a background in finance, I know how important balance and an equal playing ...Read More
OLYMPIA – Recent reports that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is delaying construction of a new interchange at State Route 18 and Interstate 90 are incorrect, Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, said today in an email to constituents. Mullet disputed reports that WSDOT’s current project timetable, which anticipates construction from 2021 to 2023, broke an alleged commitment to start and ...Read More
OLYMPIA – Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, today called on the Seattle City Council to drop a proposal to tax large employers in the city to fund homeless services and affordable housing, citing the potential harm to job creation in Seattle and beyond, and warning that the plan could draw a response from Olympia. The call came one day after online retail ...Read More
OLYMPIA – As Democrats take majority control of the Washington State Senate, Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, will shift leadership roles as chair of the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee. Since 2014, Mullet has served as the lead Democrat on Financial Institutions & Insurance. As chair, he will direct the agenda and guide policy on the committee. “As chair of the committee, ...Read More