House approves updates to laws against animal cruelty OLYMPIA… The state House of Representatives today joined the Senate in approving updates to state animal-welfare laws, including changes involving the crime of cruelty to animals and where people may take abandoned animals. “I’m a dog lover, as are many of my colleagues, so it wasn’t a surprise that we... Read More...
Rivers’ ‘more salmon for all’ bill set for Thursday public hearing Adapting Alaska’s innovative hatchery approach could help feed orca sooner Legislation that could lead to a dramatic increase in the number of salmon in Washington waters and boost the food supply for Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas will come before the Senate’s natural-resources committee at 1:30 Thursday afternoon. The bipartisan... Read More...
18th District lawmakers set Jan. 4 town halls ahead of 2020 session Residents of the 18th Legislative District are invited to town-hall meetings Saturday, Jan. 4, shortly before their legislative team heads to the state Capitol for a 60-day lawmaking session. The meetings continue a tradition for Sen. Ann Rivers, Rep. Brandon Vick and Rep. Larry Hoff of engaging with their constituents... Read More...
18th District lawmakers coming to Yacolt, La Center on March 2 CLARK COUNTY… The three members of the 18th District’s legislative team will hold town halls in Yacolt and La Center on Saturday, March 2, as this year’s legislative session nears its halfway point. It’ll be the second set of town-hall meetings in 2019 for Sen. Ann Rivers, Rep. Brandon Vick... Read More...
Sexual-harassment data within state government needs tracking, senators say OLYMPIA…Legislation introduced today would require all three branches of state government to track and submit data regarding sexual harassment of employees for detailed annual reports that would be public. Sen. John Braun and Sen. Ann Rivers come at Senate Bill 5845 from different directions but are sponsoring it with the same... Read More...
18th District team to hold four pre-session town halls Jan. 5 CLARK COUNTY… Residents of the 18th Legislative District are invited to town-hall meetings on this Saturday (Jan. 5) with Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick. The two lawmakers will be joined by Rep.-elect Larry Hoff, who will be sworn in when the Legislature convenes Jan. 14 at the state... Read More...
Rivers sets Feb. 17 town halls in Camas, Battle Ground, Ridgefield OLYMPIA… Sen. Ann Rivers will hold three town-hall meetings across her Clark County legislative district on Saturday, Feb. 17. The 18th District lawmaker said she wants to check in with her constituents before the Legislature enters the homestretch of its 2018 session. “We’re at the point where the bills still... Read More...
Rivers proposes Sasquatch license plate to support state parks   OLYMPIA… Sen. Ann Rivers thinks the state’s best-known cryptid, Sasquatch, ought to have an opportunity to help raise money for state parks and recreation areas. Today she introduced legislation that would create a Sasquatch license plate and direct revenue from its sales toward park maintenance and improvements. “I’m guessing... Read More...