Legislative Update: Homelessness, childcare, jobs and health care

Here’s a quick update on four major issues I’m working on during the 2020 session. Housing Homelessness was the No. 1 issue in a new statewide poll, and you can... READ MORE

Coastal lawmakers preview the 2020 session

ABERDEEN— Lawmakers from the 19th and 24th District focused on kitchen table issues—transportation, health care, jobs and childcare—during the 2020 Legislative Send-Off. Transportation “This session, the big thing will be... READ MORE

Legislative update: The dream of a college degree

This session, we passed huge reforms when it comes to higher education. I’d like to tell you about three new laws that will make a big difference to families and... READ MORE

Legislative update from Rep. Steve Tharinger: Big steps forward on behavioral health

This was a historic session for behavioral health funding, with funding in the operating budget and capital budget that will help families here in the 24th District and across the... READ MORE

Legislative update from Rep. Tharinger: Better health care

I’m happy to report that this was a great session when it came improving health care. Nothing is more precious or irreplaceable than the good health of your family. Here is... READ MORE