Category Archives: Steve Tharinger

Rep. Tharinger touts bills to expand choice in medical marketplace

OLYMPIA – The House unanimously passed two bills on Monday February 3rd that were proposed by 24th Legislative District Democrat Steve Tharinger. “These bills will help open access to results driven modes of medicine,” Rep. Tharinger said after the unanimous votes on the House floor. “Washingtonians deserve to have the choice of medicine and medical practices that best suits their needs and desired outcomes. These bills will help promote better access to medical practitioners.” HB 1339 expands an East Asian … Continue reading

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Reps. Van De Wege, Tharinger accepting page applications for 2014 legislative session

Do you know a young person interested in expanding their civic education or public service? Representatives Kevin Van De Wege (D- Sequim) and Steve Tharinger (D- Dungeness) are now accepting page applications for the coming legislative session that begins in January and runs until mid-March. “Students are learning about Washington state government and the legislative process in their classrooms each day,” said Rep. Van De Wege. “Taking part in the page program is a great way for young people to … Continue reading

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Statement from Rep. Tharinger on co-chairmanship of ‘age wave’ committee

Representative Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) has offered the following statement regarding his appointment as co-chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging and Disability: “Washingtonians are living longer, healthier and more independent lifestyles than ever before. This is great news – but it also presents us with a unique set of challenges. Last session, we created the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging and Disability to come up with a plan of action to meet the long-term needs of a population that … Continue reading

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Tharinger appointed to committee preparing for “age wave”

Last legislative session, Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) secured funding to create the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging and Disability. The committee will be tasked with coming up with a plan of action to meet the needs of a population that grows older every day. “Fourteen percent of Washington’s population is over the age of 65,” said Rep. Tharinger. “In the district I represent, that figure is closer to 30 percent. We must come up with a plan to meet the … Continue reading

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Op-ed by Rep. Tharinger, Sen. Bailey: Readying for Generation Retirement

It doesn’t matter whether you call Seattle or Spokane home. It doesn’t matter if you call yourself a conservative Republican or liberal Democrat or something in between. Few issues touch us all — but as mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, wives and husbands, each of us will eventually face the challenges of aging.

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