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Monthly Archives: September 2015

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    Mullet named City Champion for support of public safety, revenues

Mullet named City Champion for support of public safety, revenues

September 14th, 2015|

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 tax revenues to protect local public safety, and for advocating the critical importance of local infrastructure programs.

“Though much of what we do as legislators has statewide impact, I try to focus particularly on the needs of our local community, which otherwise might be shortchanged in the overall scheme of things,” Mullet said. “As the senator for our area, I see it as my responsibility to make sure our community’s needs are known and addressed effectively.”

The association is a non-partisan, Olympia-based organization that advocates on behalf of the state’s 281 cities and towns.

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    Mullet: Let charter schools operate while Legislature seeks solution

Mullet: Let charter schools operate while Legislature seeks solution

September 9th, 2015|

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 successful and, if at all possible, avoid disrupting a school year that is just beginning.

“I believe we have an obligation to the 1,200 children attending charter schools this year to allow them to stay at their schools while the Legislature explores solutions to ensure that they operate within the parameters of the state constitution. This is not about politics, but about what is best for the families that have chosen to enroll their kids in charter schools. Families were told they would be operational for this school year and they should be.”