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Mullet legislation on financial literacy passes Senate, heads to House

Mullet legislation on financial literacy passes Senate, heads to House

Legislation requiring that high school students be taught basic financial literacy passed the Senate today on a 44-4 vote and now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration there. Senate Bill 5202, sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, would create Essential Academic Learning Requirements for financial education. The curriculum would cover basics such as how to manage a checkbook, ...

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Mullet discusses electric car incentive bill

Mullet discusses electric car incentive bill

Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, appears on TVW's "The Impact" to explain the value of his legislation to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles and use a portion of the tax to create recharging stations along Washington highways.

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Mullet would create no-cost savings plans for small business employees

Mullet would create no-cost savings plans for small business employees

Small businesses would be able to offer no-cost savings plans to help employees save for retirement under legislation heard today by the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee. “As a small business owner, I can’t help but notice that many of my employees aren’t saving for retirement,” said Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah and the sponsor of Senate Bill 5826. “There’s ...

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Mullet’s ‘Seventh Period Program’ would boost instruction for students

Mullet’s ‘Seventh Period Program’ would boost instruction for students

Middle school students who struggle to complete their homework on time could attend an optional hour at the end of the school day to receive additional instruction from a rotating pool of teachers, under a pilot program heard today by the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. “This is based on a program that’s been working great in our district, ...

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Mullet office will sponsor student pages in state Senate

Mullet office will sponsor student pages in state Senate

Students ages 14 to 16 may serve as Senate pages through the office of Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, during the 2015 legislative session. “Each year, hundreds of students enjoy this opportunity, and it’s one that I strongly recommend to 5th District residents,” Mullet said. “The page program lets young men and women see the workings of the Legislature from the inside ...

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Mullet becomes founding member of Electric Vehicle Caucus

Mullet becomes founding member of Electric Vehicle Caucus

Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, today announced the creation of the bipartisan Electric Vehicle Caucus to support the advancement of low-polluting, electric cars. The EV Caucus brings together Democrats and Republicans who believe the use of electric vehicles can strengthen our state’s economy. The EV Caucus will act as a sounding board for State Legislative action on issues impacting the electrification of ...

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Mullet recognized for commitment to Washington’s cities

Mullet recognized for commitment to Washington’s cities

Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, has been awarded the 2014 Municipal Champions Award from the Association of Washington Cities. Mullet will receive the award forplaying a leading role to help restore and strengthen the partnership between the state and cities during the 2014 Legislative Session. Specifically, AWC is honoring Mullet for being instrumental in helping cities develop support in the State Senate ...

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Mullet: ‘Smart investments will help save money’

Mullet: ‘Smart investments will help save money’

On the 60th day of the legislative session, the Washington State Senate passed a supplemental operating budget and adjourned Sine Die, signaling the end of the regular legislative session. Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, issued the following statement upon adjournment: “The supplemental operating budget we passed makes critical investments in mental health care in our state. I believe that these smart investments ...

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Mullet: Bill will help Tesla, auto manufacturing grow in Washington

Mullet: Bill will help Tesla, auto manufacturing grow in Washington

Senate bill 6272 will help level the playing field between auto manufacturers and dealers in franchise agreements. Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, today released the following statement in support of legislation that passed in the Washington State Senate last night: “The electric car community did a great job in bringing their concerns to the Legislature. Their example shows that when ...

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Mullet’s top priority health care transparency bill passes Senate

Mullet’s top priority health care transparency bill passes Senate

Late last Friday, the Washington State Senate passed a bill that has been a top priority of Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah. Senate Bill 6228 will require health insurance providers to display costs of medical services to their members on their websites. This will allow consumers to go online and find cost and quality information on medical ...

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