O’Ban bill would allow consumers to purchase out-of-state health insurance In the state Senate today, Sen. Steve O’Ban introduced legislation designed to help people who have lost their medical insurance due to Obamacare to regain affordable health-care coverage. “Our state leaped headfirst into Obamacare before considering the potential for negative side effects. I have heard from many in and outside... Read More...
KING-5: Senate considers help for foster kids after KING 5 series Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill aimed at protecting the rights of abused and neglected children in Washington state. The proposal, SB 6126, sponsored by the Chair of the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee, Sen. Steve O’Ban (R-University Place) was drafted after reporting by the KING 5 Investigators.... Read More...
O’Ban property tax-exemption bill would help create jobs, stimulate growth In keeping with the three priorities of the Majority Coalition Caucus – jobs, education and a common-sense budget – the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 6000 early this morning. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, would grant property-tax exemptions to... Read More...
2014 Session begins with high hopes The 60-day legislative session for 2014 is now underway and I’m pleased to report that we’re not being forced to reconcile a budget and spending gap this session. Thanks to the balanced, reform-focused budget written by the Republican-led Majority Coalition Caucus in 2013, Washington has created more jobs, improved education... Read More...
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