Senator O’Ban wrote this letter to the Governor urging him to suspend collection of the excessive car tabs above $30. With so many out of work, and a recent court decision that $30 tabs are constitutional, this seems like a no brainer. The state shouldn’t be collecting it with or without the financial devastation of COVID-19.
The CARE Act is a bill (SB 6109) sponsored by Senator Steve O’Ban to help those who are incapable of caring for themselves…and are usually homeless or in jail as a result…because of a mental health or substance abuse disorder. The CARE Act would create a pilot program for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties and will allow for the appointment … Read More
Friends and neighbors, It’s not an election year but I wanted to reach out and give you an update on the work to address the homeless and addiction crisis that is ruining so many lives and resulting in unprecedented property crime and hazards to our communities. The approach to meeting head-on the challenge of the homeless crisis, requires the “three … Read More
If you are a veteran who has been unemployed for at least 30 days, help is on the way! Employers could be making you offers. Oct. 1, 2016, a new program launched, sponsored by Senator Steve O’Ban, JBLM’s Senator. Veterans, download a letter to prospective employers and take it with you to your interview, or submit it with your application! Read more … Read More
We’ve been sitting in traffic for years and Olympia has done nothing about it. In just his first term, Steve O’Ban fought for and won full funding for congestion relief along the JBLM/I-5 corridor. This project was also crucial to keeping the base off the military’s closure list, protecting those jobs. The Mayor and Council members from the City of … Read More
“One of the great things we’ve been doing for students. While we have directed an additional $4.8 billion in new funds to K-12 education, we are reducing tuition for students. All without raising taxes. We need to make education affordable again for the middle class.” Check out this article from Bellingham about the tuition reduction for students at Western.
Unfortunately our region is a major hub for sex trafficking and exploitation of children. As the Chair of Human Services and Vice-Chair of Law and Justice Committees, Senator O’Ban has made fighting sex trafficking a focus of his work. Steve passed a bill that helps local police with training to help them combat trafficking and lock up sex offenders. State … Read More
(Watch the video below) Tony Belot is retired USMC, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and a veterans’ policy expert. After the Corps, he has spent his time helping other veterans transition from the military to civilian life. As the Senator for JBLM, this is one of Steve O’Ban’s passions as well. “I’d like to thank Steve O’Ban, JBLM’s Senator, for what he does … Read More
Teacher Jennifer Cooke, from University Place, talks about Steve O’Ban’s commitment to improving schools. (watch TV ad below) “As an educator I’ve watched for years as state funds were diverted away from schools to other things. But in his first term, Steve O’Ban has been fighting for school funding. He voted to invest more in schools than at any point in … Read More
“State government is broken,” says Senator O’Ban. “And if we work together, we can make a difference in people’s lives.” (watch TV ad below) Those aren’t just words to Steve O’Ban. Senator O’Ban has been a highly effective Senator on behalf of the people of the 28th District. Check out a few of the things he’s done in his first … Read More