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Legislative Updates – January Edition

The 2015 Session Begins!   The 2015 legislative session should be a watershed session; whether we move Washington into a 21st century funding structure or continue to deal with an outdated revenue system. As we come out of the Great Recession and unemployment decreases and gas prices are at historical lows, it is time to take a look at investments for Washington futures. The budget is the most important bill we pass as a legislature; it determines what revenue we … Continue reading

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Rep. Tharinger named Vice Chair of Finance Committee

Representative Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) has been named vice chair of the Finance Committee for the 2015 Legislative Session of the State House of Representatives. “Funding our education system and crucial state services is a big task and as the Finance Committee vice chair, I plan on working with members of both parties to revise the state’s tax system to better align with Washington state’s 21st century economy.  The current tax system deprives the state from needed revenue to fund rural … Continue reading

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Rep. Steve Tharinger – Health Care Access Champion

Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Sequim) was first elected to the Legislature in 2010. Since that time he has left a mark regarding health care access that is quite… well… remarkable. In just the last session, Steve was the prime sponsor of bills to: Expand East Asian medical practitioner’s scope to include reflexology Expand the number of allopathic physicians by allowing certified, foreign doctors to provide care in the state without jeopardizing patient safety Create a joint legislative committee to address the … Continue reading

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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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