My video series continues: Will the tax increase on doctors and other small business owners make it harder for low-income patients to access care? Dear friends and neighbors, Welcome back to my video series exploring how an upcoming 20-percent increase in the Business and Occupation Tax (B&O) will impact your family, including access to... Read More...
The cost of homelessness in Pierce County Dear friends and neighbors,  Homelessness. It’s a word that’s filled with despair, for a variety of reasons. Most of us have seen firsthand the filthy living conditions in the makeshift homeless encampments around Pierce County — conditions unfit for animals, much less human beings. I took this photo during a... Read More...
Washingtonians beware — an income-tax battle is brewing O’Ban calls on Attorney General Ferguson to defend state law against incorrect court decision OLYMPIA…In the wake of yesterday’s Court of Appeals ruling on Seattle’s proposed income tax, Sen. Steve O’Ban warned Washingtonians to hunker down for a battle against the relentless push by the majority party for a statewide... Read More...
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...