Rep. Steve Tharinger

Legislative Update-Special Session Edition

May 4, 2015

Rep. Steve Tharinger

Legislative Update-Special Session Edition

The Special Session Begins   We started the special session this week with actually a fair amount of work getting done.  The major discussion around the biennial budget is still slow with not much progress but things are happening around the edges on marijuana revenue, nursing home rates and transportation. Yesterday, we had a robust presentation in the House Appropriations Committee on local and state school levy adjustments that was bicameral and bipartisan.  I would encourage you to watch the … Continue reading

Long-term care and health focus of final legislation passage for Rep. Tharinger

April 21, 2015

Rep. Steve Tharinger

OLYMPIA – Focusing on improving health care access and long term care planning for our aging generation, Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Dungeness, sponsored legislation that addresses the health care system in our state. “Washington state is a leader in developing programs to let people age in place,” said Rep. Tharinger. “We need to address the issues around our aging population head on. Otherwise we’re going to have some very serious, long-term problems that are going to cost the state a lot … Continue reading

Legislative Update — April Edition

April 3, 2015

Rep. Steve Tharinger

Legislative Update — April Edition

The Budgets Are Out!   I have had very busy week in the Appropriations and Finance committees, both which I serve on, considering bills that affect our state budget.  I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on how the House and Senate budgets compare with each other. Sustainable responsible budget vs. one-time transfers and budget tricks   We have come a long way since the deep cuts the legislature made during the Great Recession. And we have a … Continue reading

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Feb. 22 speech on the House floor: Rep. Tharinger says women, not bureaucrats, should be able to make their own decisions about their bodies, their healthcare, and their lives.
Rep Steve Tharinger talks with kids from Blue Heron Middle School
 Suhyoon Cho
House Floor Debate on EHB 1044 Aaron Barna

House Floor Debate on EHB 1044

Rep Steve Tharinger talks about HB 1292 on the House floor Steven M. Herppich

Rep Steve Tharinger talks about HB 1292 on the House floor

Rep. Tharinger and Jacob Lewis
Rep. Tharinger and Blue Heron Middle School kids
House Environment Committee, March 27th Faith Matthews

House Environment Committee, March 27th

Representative Steve Tharinger speaks during the Department of Corrections Day of Action Rally on the capitol steps.
Rep. Steve Tharinger, rally
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