O’Ban: capital budget provides funding for community pool in Fircrest The state Senate Friday afternoon passed its supplemental capital budget, which includes projects that would benefit the 28th Legislative District. “The capital budget contains funding for great community projects,” said Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place. “It is important that we invest in local projects that make a positive and lasting difference... Read More...
O’Ban requests task force to prevent mass shootings Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, has requested a proviso to the 2018 supplemental operating budget for funding to create a legislative task force to prevent mass shootings. The task force would develop strategies for identifying and intervening against potential perpetrators of mass shootings, educate the public about the availability of... Read More...
Join me for the 28 LD town hall this Saturday Update from Olympia We’ve just passed the halfway point of the 2018 legislative session and I wanted to share information on our upcoming town hall, Sound Transit bills, property taxes and students pages in Olympia. Property tax relief I held a news conference today with my Senate Republican colleagues in support of Senate Bill 6439 to... Read More...
Senate passes O’Ban bill aimed to improve behavioral health care On Monday the state Senate passed a bill sponsored by Sen. O’Ban that seeks to improve behavioral health care in Washington state. SB 6491 would simplify and reduce eligibility criteria for assisted outpatient mental health treatment to make it more accessible and broaden the scope to include substance use disorder... Read More...
Bill to be heard Monday to keep Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls flat A bill sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, would solve the problem of escalating tolls on the Tacoma Narrow Bridge by freezing them at a fixed rate and then borrowing funds from the multimodal transportation account to cover the amount necessary to pay any difference between toll revenue and... Read More...
Fast start to a short session As we come to the end of the first four weeks of the 2018 legislative session, I wanted to give you an update on what’s going on in Olympia. Amtrak derailment resolution My office had the privilege of inviting first responders and others who helped rescue and aid victims of the Dec.18 Amtrak train... Read More...
O’Ban on Sound Transit: ‘They can afford it, my constituents can’t!’ Senator Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, and Representative Mark Harmsworth, R-Mill Creek, hosted a news conference on Feb. 1 to discuss Sound Transit legislation. The media availability focused on legislation that would cut car tab fees, hold Sound Transit accountable to taxpayers, stop Sound Transit from imposing property taxes on homeowners who weren’t given the... Read More...
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