Legislative update on health care and the 2023 session

Dear neighbors,  We’re tackling many issues this year in the House of Representatives, including health care, housing, economic development, and natural resources.  This time, I’d like to give you a... READ MORE

Good news: major new funding for better health care

Dear neighbors,  There’s nothing more important or irreplaceable than the good health of you and your family.  I’m happy to report that we secured critical funding and passed new legislation... READ MORE

Tharinger: A big state construction budget that meets our state’s big challenges 

OLYMPIA—Most supplemental capital budgets make minor changes to the two-year construction budget. This is not most years.  “The COVID pandemic has created huge challenges for the people of Washington state,”... READ MORE

24th District Telephone Town Hall – March 14 at 6 p.m.

  Friends and neighbors,   The 2022 legislative session is scheduled to conclude on Thursday, and we’d like to invite you to an end-of-session telephone town hall.  Join your 24th district... READ MORE

House construction budget invests in local 24th District projects 

OLYMPIA—The proposed capital budget released by the House of Representatives would fund $1.26 billion throughout the state, including key projects in the 24th District.  “This budget puts serious funding toward... READ MORE