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

Winning the war against this virus and building a better future in rural Washington

Dear neighbors,  I’m happy to report good news on a number of fronts.  This e-newsletter has updates on our war against the covid virus, my work on developing a better... READ MORE

NOTICE: 24th District Telephone Town Hall Postponed

OLYMPIA – The legislators from the 24th legislative district have postponed a telephone town hall scheduled for tonight, February 15, because of technological issues.  “Sen. Van De Wege, Rep. Chapman and I always look forward hearing from residents of the... READ MORE