O’Ban: Legislature needs to work with governor to prioritize mental health care in Washington state

Published on December 11, 2018
Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Inslee’s behavioral health priorities media availability. “I have been urging my colleagues and the governor to think of behavioral health policy and funding in the upcoming session as the next ‘McCleary’-level priority for the Legislature. It appears that the governor is taking... Read More

Senate Republicans Announce 2019 Leadership

Published on November 17, 2018
OLYMPIA…The Washington State Senate Republican Caucus announces its 2019 leadership, which it elected today:   Leader:   Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville Caucus Chair:   Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville Floor Leader:   Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy Whip:   Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center Deputy Leader:   Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick Caucus Vice Chair:   Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake Deputy Floor Leader: ... Read More

Episode 5 – Affordable Housing & Homelessness Package

Published on November 15, 2018

Episode 4 – Mental Health Package

Published on November 15, 2018

Senate Republicans’ plan addresses affordable-housing problem in Washington

Published on November 13, 2018
Legislation focuses on increasing supply of housing to help reduce homelessness Senate Republicans announced today they will introduce a package of bills in 2019 to address one of the main causes of Washington’s homelessness problem: the lack of affordable and available housing. At a news conference held at Quixote Village, an Olympia-based community of 30... Read More

Schoesler: We must redouble our efforts to keep Amazon jobs in Washington

Published on November 13, 2018
Senate Republican leader concerned for retail leviathan’s future investment in local job growth OLYMPIA…Amazon’s announcement today of two locations – New York City and Arlington, Virginia – as the homes for new headquarters ends the long and closely watched search for its next wave of investment and employment. The decision also begins a new conversation... Read More