House passes record-breaking construction budget

OLYMPIA—With a strong bipartisan vote of 94-0, the House of Representatives passed a state capital budget that will put tens of thousands of people to work building public schools, colleges,... READ MORE

Tharinger: House construction budget invests a record $2 billion for education

$1.1 billion to build public schools and $927 million for colleges and universities OLYMPIA—The state construction budget released by Capital Budget Chair Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) invests heavily in public... READ MORE

Legislative update from Rep. Steve Tharinger: health care reform, state construction budget and hearing directly from you

Major legislation passes the House With the 2019 session half finished, the House passed more than 350 pieces of legislation which are now being considered by the Senate. We’re looking... READ MORE

Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman to host telephone town hall March 19

OLYMPIA – Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) and Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles) will host a telephone town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday,... READ MORE

Legislative update on health care, mental health, child care and long-term care

Caring for your loved ones Again and again, I hear stories from families struggling to find a doctor, mental health services, affordable child care or long-term care. These problems hit... READ MORE