Let’s talk about taxes… The 2019 Legislative Session is now in the history books and the biggest takeaway is that there is good news and there is bad news.The good news is that not all of the taxes that were proposed passed. We were able to stop a 16-cent/gallon gas tax that would have... Read More...
Investing in our Community The Legislature has approved the 2019-21 capital budget, which includes significant investments that I helped secure for community projects in the 28th District and all around Pierce County. Community Projects Roughly $1 million for the main street development project in University Place $1 million to assist in rebuilding the Fircrest... Read More...
O’Ban helps secure state funding to widen DuPont-Steilacoom Road OLYMPIA…The 2019 Washington state transportation budget allocates $3.9 million to fully fund the expansion of DuPont-Steilacoom Road, granting a budget request from Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County. The project involves widening the 1.3-mile stretch of the DuPont-Steilacoom Road between the new I-5 Exit 119 and Wharf Road, which is also... Read More...
O’Ban bill opening the door to mental health professionals from other states to care for Washington patients heads to governor’s desk for signature OLYMPIA…One of the biggest issues facing mental-health and addiction recovery providers is finding qualified, certified staff to provide care. A bill that passed the Legislature today will make it easier for most mental-health and addiction recovery professionals to achieve Washington state certification, thereby attracting to Washington qualified professionals and expanding... Read More...
School-safety bill shaped by O’Ban passes the Senate OLYMPIA…Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, issued the following statement after his critical amendment strengthening legislation he helped shape that increases school-safety passed the Senate. Amendment 612 to House Bill 1216, which passed unanimously, provides a uniform policy and a grant program for school resource officers (law enforcement officers) in our... Read More...
O’Ban congratulates former Tribune publisher for gubernatorial confirmation David Zeeck appointed to University of Washington Board of Regents OLYMPIA…Sen. Steve O’Ban issued the following statement congratulating the former publisher and executive editor of The Tacoma News Tribune, David Zeeck, for his confirmation today as a gubernatorial appointee to the University of Washington Board of Regents. “David really set... Read More...
O’Ban congratulates Daffodil princesses of 28th Legislative District OLYMPIA…Sen. Steve O’Ban extended the following congratulations after the Daffodil Festival court honored today in the Legislature with a Senate resolution. The group includes several young women from high schools in Sen. O’Ban’s legislative district. Tatiana Crichton from Bethel High School Linda Tran from Clover Park High School Sharon Ryu... Read More...