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...
Sen. O’Ban’s E-newsletter – June 1, 2015 Update from Olympia – June 1, 2015 Friends and Neighbors, This past Thursday was the final day of the 2015 special session. Budget negotiators have been working to finalize agreement on the state’s two-year operating budget, but it is apparent that another special session is necessary to finish that work.... Read More...
‘Aiden’s Act’ now law O’Ban says reform will better protect children when abuse is suspected Sen. Steve O’Ban’s effort to bring about swifter government intervention in cases of suspected child abuse culminated Monday with the signing of “Aiden’s Act.” O’Ban, chair of the Senate human-services committee, named the law created by Senate Bill 5888... Read More...
Governor signs array of O’Ban social justice reforms In a formal ceremony today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed three landmark pieces of legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County. The first law empowers families seeking mental-health treatment for loved ones, known as “Joel’s Law.” The second ground-breaking reform increases fairness for juvenile offenders in the criminal justice system... Read More...
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