Sound Transit can afford cuts to car-tab taxes   My bill, Senate Bill 5893, is the ONLY bill that would cut car-tab tax rates. Giving families, seniors, new parents, and other taxpayers real relief from punishing car-tab taxes WILL NOT “derail” transit.  Sound Transit would still have all the money it needs.  I explain why in my latest... Read More...
O’Ban, Rossi call for investigatory hearings on Sound Transit Sens. Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi are calling for an investigation into whether Sound Transit engaged in a “systematic effort to confuse and misrepresent the impact and cost of the ST3 authorization to legislators and the public.”  In a letter sent today to the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee... Read More...
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...
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