Sen. O’Ban authors bill to prevent future CHOP situations

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Senator Steve O’Ban (R-University Place) announced today that he is introducing legislation to prohibit the City of Seattle and other cities from withholding police, fire and rescue, and other essential services from a neighborhood or community in its jurisdiction. His legislation is intended to prevent CHAZ or CHOP from ever happening again. Click here to download this letter Click here … Read More

O’Ban writes letter to Inslee urging $30 car tab relief

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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 helps require them to get the help they need

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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

Compassion and Consequences

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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

O’Ban’s Veteran Tax Credit Launches

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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

Fixing traffic at JBLM

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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

College tuition drops by $1,000

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“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.

State Trooper praises O’Ban’s efforts to fight sex-trafficking

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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

Former Recon Marine thanks “JBLM’s Senator”

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(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