The Elephant in the Dome

Seattle’s proposed income tax is unconstitutional, but the State Court of Appeals says that doesn’t mean the city can’t impose a different kind of tax on income and Sen. Steve O’Ban is concerned

Published on July 17, 2019
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Senate Republicans were hard at work for their constituents during the legislative session

Published on May 28, 2019
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Republican State Senator Steve O’Ban held a press conference near the site of the 2017 Amtrak train derailment in DuPont to present a plan aimed at avoiding future tragedies

Published on May 23, 2019
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Taxapalooza 2019 culminates with Governor Inslee signing the budget from Majority Democrats in the State Legislature

Published on May 21, 2019
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Taxapalooza 2019 – Majority Democrats in the State Legislature seemed determined to raise taxes from day one of the 2019 legislative session

Published on May 07, 2019
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Property tax-raising school levy increases wouldn’t be needed under a plan proposed by Republican State Senator John Braun

Published on April 26, 2019
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The State Senate passed a resolution honoring Class of 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Jack Sikma.

Published on April 18, 2019
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Another Tax Day is a time for two state legislators to lament tax hikes proposed in Olympia

Published on April 15, 2019
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government workers can’t be forced to pay union dues, but Republicans say a bill passed in the Senate attempts to circumvent that ruling.

Published on April 13, 2019
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Wolves are moving into Western Washington, worrying a state senator, and a state legislator is backing a different type of clean energy

Published on April 09, 2019
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He says the State Senate Democrats’ spending plan has unneeded tax hikes and unnecessary expenditures, but Republican Senate budget lead John Braun says it could be worse – it could be the one released by House Democrats.

Published on April 03, 2019
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Many people consider some bills at the State Capital this legislative session to be unfriendly to families. Senators Shelly Short and Ann Rivers talk about the legislation that should have parents concerned

Published on April 02, 2019
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One State Senator says it seems like Democrats in the legislature are trying to drive oil refineries out of our state. Senator Doug Ericksen says a new proposal could cost taxpayers upwards of a billion dollars.

Published on March 28, 2019
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Homelessness took center stage at the State Capital. With little more than a month left in the legislative session, Republican senators emphasized their continued commitment to addressing the crisis.

Published on March 22, 2019
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Senators Mark Schoesler, Randi Becker and John Braun talk about a big increase in projected state revenues and why it should lead to tax cuts instead of tax increases

Published on March 20, 2019
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Senator Ann Rivers on her bill that strongly encourages schools to teach the Holocaust

Published on March 12, 2019
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Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler and Senator Steve O’Ban talk about farmers accused of having slaves, ethics violations, Sound Transit, long term care, gun control, prisoners being let out early, vaccinations, and a carbon tax.

Published on March 01, 2019
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The New Green Manifesto for Washington State, Democrats who are unwilling to work with Republicans, the state budget, forced unionization, immunizations, and public records

Published on February 21, 2019
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Welcome to Washington Baby Act and Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Published on February 18, 2019
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Senator Mike Padden on longer “look-backs” for DUIs

Published on February 07, 2019
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Episode 5 – Affordable Housing & Homelessness Package

Published on November 15, 2018
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Episode 4 – Mental Health Package

Published on November 15, 2018
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Episode 3 – Seattle Jobs Tax

Published on November 15, 2018
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Episode 2 – Western State Hospital

Published on August 03, 2018
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Episode 1 – Sen. O’Ban discusses his jobs tax credit

Published on August 03, 2018
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