Sound Transit Shell Game: Watch out for FALSE car tab tax relief Senator O’Ban’s bill to reduce car tab taxes (SB 5893) passed the Senate, but has not had a vote in the House. In his latest video, Senator O’Ban explains why the House “alternative” to his bill is really an elaborate shell game.  Senator O’Ban breaks down the Sound Transit Shell Game in... Read More...
A “Sound Transit Showdown” over unfair car tab taxes Sound Transit is using a discredited method of valuing our cars so that they can collect a higher tax on our car tabs. It’s not fair and it’s not right. I’ve been spearheading efforts to hold Sound Transit accountable. The News Tribune of Tacoma just published my response to their... Read More...
O’Ban budget amendment aids future of UW Tacoma Last night, the Senate Operating budget was amended to include a $400,000 appropriation for the University of Washington Tacoma branch.   The amendment, offered by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, ensures the expansion of the UW Tacoma law school by investing in a pre-law program to pave the way for the... Read More...
Public hearing on inflated car tab taxes If you want to let the Legislature know your thoughts concerning the new car tab tax, this is your chance to testify. My bill to prohibit the state from collecting unfair car tab taxes is getting a public hearing Monday, March 27. I hope you can make it and have your... Read More...
Car tab fight in Olympia What is the Republican-led Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) doing to stop Sound Transit from unfairly inflating our car tab bills and how can we hold Sound Transit accountable?  What effect would the MCC budget plan have on your local school’s funding and on your property taxes? You will find... Read More...
Senate budget reveals big wins for Pierce County schools, taxpayers The Republican-led Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) released a $43 billion budget proposal that fully funds basic education and reforms the school levy system. The changes would mean a big influx of funding for Pierce County schools and big savings for taxpayers, according to Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place. The... Read More...
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