O’Ban urges governor to stop release of three convicted sex offenders In a letter sent to Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday, Senator Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, calls on the governor to halt plans by the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island to release three Level 3 male sex offenders into the community of Lakewood.   In the letter, the 28th Legislative District lawmaker... Read More...
O’Ban: First Amendment rights of public employees upheld Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in  Janus v. AFSCME that requiring nonmembers of public-sector unions to pay fees or face termination violates the First Amendment. “In addition to a upholding the First Amendment rights of public employees, the Supreme... Read More...
O’Ban: Mental health needs to be Legislature’s top priority Today the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will decertify Western State Hospital, the state’s largest psychiatric hospital, from a federal program after a failed two-year attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration to bring the hospital back in line with federal requirements. Sen. Steve O’Ban, Republican leader... Read More...
Despite welcome repeal of Seattle’s ‘head tax,’ Senate Republicans will continue fight on behalf of working families Today the Seattle City Council repealed the “head tax” it unanimously enacted less than a month ago despite widespread and deafening opposition. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, responded to the repeal by reinforcing their determination to continue with legislation that would clearly make... Read More...
O’Ban supports lawsuit against Sound Transit Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, issued the following statement in response to today’s news of a lawsuit against Sound Transit 3. “I am pleased to see that this lawsuit has been brought against Sound Transit confirming what I have said repeatedly over the last year: Sound Transit has been unconstitutionally... Read More...
O’Ban responds to governor’s plan to change role of state hospitals Sen. Steve O’Ban attended a news conference Friday where Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Washington’s two state hospitals will cease taking civil patients in 2023, and focus primarily on forensic patients. The governor unveiled his plan at Western State Hospital, calling for long-term civil patients to be cared for instead... Read More...
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