Legislators announce historic $8.9 billion construction budget

OLYMPIA—Leaders in the House and Senate today announced their final agreement on the state’s capital budget. The $8.9 billion budget funds construction projects and infrastructure across Washington and will set... READ MORE

Senate passes Tharinger bills on rural infrastructure and biomass 

OLYMPIA—The passage of two bills by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) means more jobs and infrastructure in timber and farm country.  Since 1998, rural counties built critical infrastructure using part... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 24th District telephone town hall on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m.

WHO: 24th District delegation – Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, Rep. Steve Tharinger and Rep. Mike Chapman WHAT: Telephone town hall meeting WHEN: 6 – 7 p.m.  Tuesday, March 28,... READ MORE

Tharinger: House proposes record-breaking $8.3 billion construction budget

OLYMPIA—Washington state would make historic investments in housing under the construction budget unveiled by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend), chair of the House Capital Budget Committee.  “Families in every corner... READ MORE

House passes Tharinger bill on biomass, hog fuel, and clean energy

OLYMPIA—Legislation by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) will boost local jobs and clean energy in the 24th District and throughout Washington state. “Hog fuel—also known as wood waste —is a... READ MORE