E-News: Public Transportation Meeting TOMORROW Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to remind you of the public transportation forum taking place tomorrow night. I will be there and I encourage you to attend. I hope you will share your concerns and opinions about our state transportation system.  – What transportation projects are at the top... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, 12 Years After “911” Today marks the day that forever changed our nation and we remember the nearly 4,000 Americans who lost their lives that day. Even 12 years later, we can probably all still remember where we were when we heard the news.    On... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week my colleagues paid me the honor of appointing me Chair of the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee. It’s humbling, especially as a freshman senator, to lead a committee that supports and protects children, their families, and the needs of the most vulnerable. I... Read More...
O’Ban steering the transportation conversation: Reforms before revenue Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, released this statement in response to the cost assessment to repair or modify design errors to concrete pontoons for a new State Route 520 floating bridge, issued yesterday by the state Department of Transportation. “An additional $81 million dollars will be spent to correct WSDOT... Read More...
O’Ban, MCC drive the discussion on transportation reform With the end of the 2013 regular and two special sessions now in the rear-view mirror, members of the Washington State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus have their sights set firmly on reforming the state’s transportation system. Listen to Senator Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, explain why these reforms are necessary, what... Read More...
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...