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Chairs announced for two state House Committees

October 14, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Chairs announced for two state House Committees

OLYMPIA – Reps. Kristine Lytton and Steve Tharinger have been chosen to fill chairperson vacancies for two budget-related state House of Representatives committees. Tharinger (D-Dungeness) will become chair of the Capital Budget Committee immediately, filling the vacancy left by Rep. Hans Dunshee, who was appointed House Appropriations Committee chairman. Lytton (D-Anacortes) will transition into the Finance Committee role based on a series of elections and appointments that could leave the spot open at the start of the next legislative session. … Continue reading

Legislative Update~Fall Edition

October 13, 2015

Rep. Steve Tharinger

Alzheimer’s State Plan Town Hall Coming Soon!   The Alzheimer’s State Plan was developed to examine and address the needs and services of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and caregivers.  The Alzheimer’s State Plan will also assess the capacity of current state programs and providers to help determine the future medical demands and family support needed to assist an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient.  For more information on the newly drafted Alzheimer’s State Plan, click here. The Alzheimer’s Association of Western Washington … Continue reading

Rep. Tharinger Praises Budget that Expands Higher Education in Region

June 29, 2015

Rep. Steve Tharinger

OLYMPIA – The final budget agreed by the Legislature today enacts major priorities in the district pushed by Representative Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) including a reduced tuition rate for statewide universities and community colleges, expanded degrees in engineering and in cybersecurity at Peninsula College, and expanded computer science education statewide. “In our region, these four-year degrees will help fill open jobs in electrical engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity,” said Rep. Tharinger. “I want to thank my colleagues in the House for … 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
House Environment Committee, March 27th Faith Matthews

House Environment Committee, March 27th

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

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House Floor Debate on EHB 1044 Aaron Barna

House Floor Debate on EHB 1044

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