Author Archives: tracyellis

Elephant in the Dome Podcast – O’Ban fights to repeal business tax increase on health-care providers

By tracyellis | Published on December 06, 2019

A state legislator wants to help doctors by getting rid of the tax hike imposed on them during the last legislative session. Senator Steve O’Ban is sponsoring a bill in the upcoming session that would repeal the 20% business tax increase for health care providers.

 

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Elephant in the Dome Podcast – A nursing home funding crisis a state legislator wants to fix

By tracyellis | Published on November 08, 2019

Pierce County Republican Senator Steve O’Ban held a press conference at the Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community to introduce his bill to increase the state reimbursement for Medicaid patients.

 

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Elephant in the Dome Podcast – GOP Senators react to I-976 passage

By tracyellis | Published on November 07, 2019

Sen. Steve O’Ban says I-976 passage should send a strong message to Sound Transit and to Democrats and Sen. Phil Fortunato says it should get people thinking about his bill to pay for roads.

 

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Washington has a new State Senator

By tracyellis | Published on October 24, 2019

Oak Harbor Republican Ron Muzzall was selected to represent the 10th District as State Senator.

 

 

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The Majority Party increased the tax on businesses by 20%…

By tracyellis | Published on October 08, 2019

…To better understand the impact on real people, Sen. Steve O’Ban interviewed doctors, and other small business owners.

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Trains are an important part of Eastern Washington’s economy. That’s why the top Republican on the State Senate Transportation Committee was named the keynote speaker at a rail summit

By tracyellis | Published on September 13, 2019

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Some Puget Sound-area taxpayers say expensive car tabs to pay for Sound Transit are illegal and State Senator Steve O’Ban agrees with them and says the State Attorney General should also be on their side, but he isn’t.

By tracyellis | Published on September 11, 2019

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This Week in Olympia 8/26-8/29: Legislature Sues Gov, Eastern WA Worries About Fire and Water, and Prison Problems

By tracyellis | Published on August 29, 2019

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Fire and water are two things on the minds of Eastern Washington lawmakers, including the State Senator in the 13th District

By tracyellis | Published on August 27, 2019

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Two Republican State Senators want you to get involved, while another prepares for a new phase in life

By tracyellis | Published on August 22, 2019

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