“Stay home, stay healthy”: What does it mean for you? This week, Gov. Inslee issued a new proclamation requiring the people of Washington to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy.” What, exactly does this policy mean for you and where can you go for more information and assistance? We are living through unprecedented times with the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Between regular... Read More...
O’Ban drops bill to protect voter privacy in presidential primary OLYMPIA…There’s little doubt that Washington’s presidential primary requiring voters to declare a party affiliation on the back of the mailing envelope, for all to see, has raised concerns with voters. Today, Sen. Steve O’Ban dropped a bill to correct what many argue is a violation of privacy and a threat... Read More...
O’Ban tries to resurrect bill that would codify voter-approved I-976 In the final hours of debate before the Senate’s “floor cutoff” this afternoon, Sen. Steve O’Ban tried to resurrect his proposal to put November’s voter-approved Initiative 976 into state law. O’Ban, R-Pierce County, called for the rarely used “ninth order,” a floor procedure to bring his I-976 proposal, Senate Bill... Read More...
Senate passes O’Ban resolution celebrating Washington’s Chinese Americans The Senate today has approved a resolution sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban that acknowledges the vital role Chinese Americans have played in Washington for well over a century. Senate Resolution 8684 also condemns the violence and racism that generations of Washington’s Chinese Americans have faced, including an 1885 incident in... Read More...