O’Ban reform to address transportation waste clears House for second time Sen. Steve O’Ban’s measure to increase transparency and accountability within the state Department of Transportation passed with a near-unanimous vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The bill would require engineering errors costing more than $500,000 to be reported by WSDOT to the Legislature within 30 days of their... Read More...
O’Ban votes for tougher DUI law; Senate bill would make roads safer   In the midst of ongoing budget negotiations, the Senate unanimously approved a measure Wednesday that improves public safety in Washington in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road. Sen. Steve O’Ban, vice chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, believes the bill will save lives and... Read More...
O’Ban new vice chairman of Senate Law and Justice Committee Sen. Steve O’Ban will serve on the same committees as the late Sen. Mike Carrell and also has been tapped to succeed the longtime Pierce County legislator as vice chairman of one panel – the Senate Law and Justice Committee. While it’s an uncommon honor for a new lawmaker, O’Ban... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last Wednesday I was sworn into office to serve as your state Senator, representing the 28th Legislative District. The tragic and untimely death of my friend and our Senator, Mike Carrell, led to a quick appointment by the Pierce County Council, naming me to fill Mike’s... Read More...