Legal assistance for current and former military Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced legislation to improve the delivery of legal assistance services to current and former military service members. The proposed legislation to create an Office of Military and Veteran Legal Assistance in the Attorney General’s Office authorizes the office to facilitate access to legal assistance programs... Read More...
Share your priorities Before the 2016 session begins I want to take another opportunity to hear directly from you. Please click here or on the survey below to participate. I appreciate your feedback. Create your own user feedback survey Read More...
Lawmakers urge governor to better vet refugee screening practices Fourteen members of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus urged the governor to address state residents’ concerns about federal refugee screening practices amidst security concerns in a letter sent Wednesday. “Washington should be a state that accepts refugees from war-torn areas of the world, but not at the expense of... Read More...
Students can spend a week at the Captiol Every year the Washington State Senate offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend one week as a Senate page. Through the program students ages 14 through 16 can serve and get a front-row seat to how state government works. Learning about Washington’s legislative process and our state’s history is an essential... Read More...
Town Hall Meeting On November 18, Representative Dick Muri and I will host a town hall meeting for 28th District residents. We want to hear about the issues and priorities that are important to you as we prepare for the 2016 legislative session. Hearing directly from you allows me to best represent our... Read More...
O’Ban advocates for important investments in Pierce County in the capital budget, passed today The Legislature adopted a bipartisan capital-budget proposal late Tuesday evening which provides significant investments in local infrastructure and community projects. Similar to the proposal released during the 2015 regular session, the capital budget builds over 2,100 classrooms, funds 80 parks statewide, including nearly $107 million for the Senator O’Ban’s communities... Read More...
O’Ban highlights need to support JBLM and those affected by any military cuts Sen. Steve O’Ban, whose district includes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been a vocal advocate for supporting JBLM and the active-duty service members transitioning to civilian jobs, including job training, access to resources and other support upon separation. Force reductions could have significant effects on local economies as thousands leave military... Read More...
Sen. O’Ban’s E-newsletter – June 11, 2015 Special Session Update – June 11, 2015 Friends and Neighbors, As the third week of the second special session winds down, the Senate continues to negotiate in good faith with our House counterparts to align our spending priorities. However, we remain adamant that the final budget must live within our means.... Read More...
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