Tharinger: Record-breaking construction budget will rebuild economy

$6.3 billion budget invests in education, broadband, housing and essential infrastructure OLYMPIA—The new state capital budget will invest a historic $6.3 billion toward school construction, housing, environmental projects and other... READ MORE

House passes Climate Commitment Act to reduce carbon emissions

OLYMPIA – The House passed the Climate Commitment Act, landmark legislation to reduce carbon emissions and set Washington on a path to meet its statutory goal of net-zero emissions by... READ MORE

House passes historic construction budget to rebuild economy and invest in broadband 

OLYMPIA—On April 2, the House of Representatives passed its proposed Capital Budget, also known as the state’s construction budget. The proposal, sponsored by House Capital Budget Chair Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend), would fund $5.7 billion... READ MORE

Three budgets that put people first

Dear neighbors, Things are happening fast this week in Olympia, with the House and Senate both unveiling their proposals for the three state budgets: operating, capital, and transportation. This week,... READ MORE

Historic $5.7 billion construction budget rebuilds economy, invests in broadband 

OLYMPIA—The proposed state construction budget by House Capital Budget Chair Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) would fund $5.7 billion in construction projects throughout the state, including a massive investment to boost broadband internet... READ MORE