Category Archives: Steve Tharinger
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
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
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.
State budget writers are inching closer to an agreement that will hopefully be presented to legislators for approval next week. Time is of the essence – the fiscal year ends June 30. We are fighting for a budget that takes a good step toward funding education without rigging the system against seniors, kids, and people with disabilities. The negotiators received two shots of good news this week: · The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council reported they expect $231 million more … Continue reading
As the lawmakers turn their focus to writing the operating budget for the coming biennium, State Representatives Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) and Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) are making a last-minute swing through the Northern Olympic Peninsula to solicit input from their constituents. The lawmakers will be holding two town hall meetings on Wednesday, April 10th. The first will be at the Port Townsend Community Center from 4:00-5:00 PM. The second will be held at the Sequim Library from 6:30-7:30 PM. … Continue reading