O’Ban tries to resurrect bill that would codify voter-approved I-976 In the final hours of debate before the Senate’s “floor cutoff” this afternoon, Sen. Steve O’Ban tried to resurrect his proposal to put November’s voter-approved Initiative 976 into state law. O’Ban, R-Pierce County, called for the rarely used “ninth order,” a floor procedure to bring his I-976 proposal, Senate Bill... Read More...
Senate passes O’Ban resolution celebrating Washington’s Chinese Americans The Senate today has approved a resolution sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban that acknowledges the vital role Chinese Americans have played in Washington for well over a century. Senate Resolution 8684 also condemns the violence and racism that generations of Washington’s Chinese Americans have faced, including an 1885 incident in... Read More...
Newsletter: Why did your property taxes increase so much this year? In case you missed it… Why are your property taxes increasing so much this year? Many of you have contacted my office to find out why your property taxes have increased significantly recently . There are three reasons for this. 1.     Over my objection, the majority party in the Legislature raised the local... Read More...
O’Ban: Supreme Court decision underscores importance of enacting I-976 OLYMPIA…Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, issued the following statement in response to the ruling handed down today by the Washington State Supreme Court in Black v. Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority.   In a 7-2 decision, the court held that the 2015 legislation authorizing Sound Transit’s light rail project... Read More...
O’Ban responds to King County ruling that I-976 is constitutional OLYMPIA…Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, issued the following statement in response to the ruling handed down by a King County judge that I-976, the initiative known as “$30 car-tabs” is constitutional.   The decision affirms that the title and subject matter of I-976 are constitutional and not an adequate basis... Read More...
Call to Action: Support lower car tabs and #SoundTrexit Call to Action: Support lower car-tabs and #SoundTrexit Today in the Senate Transportation Committee meeting, my bills that would put YOUR wishes into effect get a public hearing. And I need you to share your support of these bills with the committee chairs in both the House and Senate! The majority party doesn’t... Read More...