Senate transportation-budget proposal includes SR 14 auxiliary lanes OLYMPIA… At Sen. Ann Rivers’ request, the state Senate is proposing to pay for auxiliary lanes to ease traffic congestion on State Route 14 east of Interstate 205 to S.E. 164th Avenue. The project is included in the 2017-19 state transportation budget endorsed by the Senate Transportation Committee today. The... Read More...
Rivers: governor’s proposal more like tax plan than K-12 solution OLYMPIA… Sen. Ann Rivers offered this reaction to the education-funding proposal issued today by Gov. Jay Inslee. “The governor’s proposal looks more like another attempt to impose a new carbon tax and a new tax on income and less like a way to thoughtfully address the K-12 funding question. It... Read More...
Rivers’ advocacy for early learning earns Crayon Award In recognition of her commitment to advancing policies that support early learning, Sen. Ann Rivers has been selected to receive a Crayon Award on behalf of the Early Learning Action Alliance. “Every child in our state needs to be ready to start school regardless of what street they live on... Read More...
Rivers selected to attend historic convention of states Sen. Ann Rivers has been selected to attend a two-day ‘snapshot’ of an Article V convention in Colonial Williamsburg Sept. 22 -23. She was one of three Washington state legislators invited to attend the historic event. “Many folks have heard me speak of ‘our’ state capitol and ‘our’ government; I... Read More...
Funding from Legislature gives local school districts breathing room Two Clark County school districts have been awarded grants that will allow them to make classrooms and other learning environments less crowded for students in kindergarten through third grade. The Ridgefield School District will receive $1.2 million and the Vancouver School District will benefit from a nearly $43 million grant;... Read More...
Work continues on education funding The task force on education funding met in Olympia today. Work continues through the legislative interim as we prepare to for the 2017 session. Documents from meeting can be found here. Read More...
Where does marijuana revenue go? I’ve received a number of questions regarding marijuana revenue. I’m sharing a helpful document prepared by the Office of Financial Management that lists how much  marijuana revenue was collected in 2013-15, how much marijuana revenue budget writers can anticipate through 2019 and where it all goes. Read More...
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