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Mullet named City Champion for support of public safety, revenues

Mullet named City Champion for support of public safety, revenues

Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, was named a City Champion today by the Association of Washington Cities. One of several legislators who were honored today by the association, Mullet was chosen for his work on multiple fronts during the 2015 legislative session. The association lauded Mullet for his efforts to maintain critical city financial support, including help to secure previously reduced liquor ...

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Mullet: Let charter schools operate while Legislature seeks solution

Mullet: Let charter schools operate while Legislature seeks solution

Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, issued the following statement today regarding the state Supreme Court’s decision striking down Initiative 1240, the Charter School Act passed by voters in 2012. “While I respect the wisdom of the court’s decision, I also think we legislators are obligated to do whatever we can to ensure that all students receive the opportunities they need to be ...

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Mullet: Transpo package will provide major congestion relief

Mullet: Transpo package will provide major congestion relief

The bipartisan transportation package that passed the Senate and House includes two large projects to address traffic and safety concerns on I-90 and Highway 18 over Tiger Mountain and I-90 from Eastgate to Issaquah, Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, announced today. “Anyone who has driven on Highway 18 over Tiger Mountain during rush hour or spent hours getting home waiting on I-90 ...

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Mullet: Area communities to benefit from multiple projects

Mullet: Area communities to benefit from multiple projects

Communities throughout the 5th District will benefit from a wide variety of parks, trails and other recreational projects funded by the 2015 capital budget that passed the Legislature, Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, announced today. “Our communities are going to gain dramatic upgrades at existing parks and trails and, in some cases, entirely new facilities that I believe will become destination play ...

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Mullet donates legislative pay raise to Issaquah food and clothing bank

Mullet donates legislative pay raise to Issaquah food and clothing bank

Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, today disclosed that he will donate his share of a pay increase recently approved for state lawmakers to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. “I learned today there is no easy way to decline this pay increase.  We did not ask for it, and did not vote for it, so I figured donating the pay increase to the ...

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Mullet bills on retirement savings and financial literacy pass Legislature

Mullet bills on retirement savings and financial literacy pass Legislature

Small businesses would be able to offer no-cost savings plans to help employees at small businesses save for retirement, and high school students will be taught the basics of financial literacy, as a result of the two top-priority bills by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, that passed the Legislature this session. Senate Bill 5826, which passed the Senate today and will ...

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Mullet: Budget amendments sought to protect Issaquah, taxpayers

Mullet: Budget amendments sought to protect Issaquah, taxpayers

Two amendments proposed today by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, would have reversed budget provisions that reduce funds to Issaquah and other cities and saddle taxpayers across the state with increased debt to pay for the day to day operation of state government. The amendments failed on straight party line votes. The first amendment would have restored hundreds of thousands of dollars ...

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Mullet: Republicans’ proposed operating budget ‘fiscally irresponsible’

Mullet: Republicans’ proposed operating budget ‘fiscally irresponsible’

The operating budget proposed today by Senate Republicans is fiscally irresponsible and needs fundamental improvement before it can be seriously considered, said Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, ranking member on the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee. “This budget would ring up long-term debt to pay day to day operating costs,” said Mullet, who worked for more than a decade as a ...

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Senate passes Mullet bill to create retirement savings plans

Senate passes Mullet bill to create retirement savings plans

Small businesses would be able to offer no-cost savings plans to help employees at small businesses save for retirement, under legislation passed today by the Senate on a 29-20 vote. Senate Bill 5826,” sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, now goes to the House for consideration there. “I know many small business owners, like me, would like to be able to ...

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Mullet: Proposed transportation projects vital to region and travel

Mullet: Proposed transportation projects vital to region and travel

A major project in the transportation package passed this week by the Senate will ease rush-hour traffic on Interstate 90 from Issaquah to Bellevue and reduce congestion in other areas vital to the region, Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, said today. “Everyone knows how horrible our traffic is, and every month we lose a bigger chunk of our day sitting in traffic,” ...

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