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

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