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...
18th District lawmakers to have town-hall meetings Dec. 9 Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick will hold town-hall meetings Dec. 9 in Ridgefield, Battle Ground and Camas. The 18th District lawmakers say they want to hear from their constituents about decisions made by the Legislature this year and issues that need attention in 2018. Times and locations for... Read More...
Rivers tapped for high-level committee on economic development Sen. Ann Rivers is the newest member of the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations. She was appointed recently by Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, who chairs the bipartisan committee comprising six senators and six representatives. “I wanted to serve on this committee because it puts special emphasis on... Read More...
Rivers to be honored for promoting access to justice OLYMPIA… On Saturday the state Access to Justice Board will honor Sen. Ann Rivers with its “Access to Justice Community Leadership Award” for 2017. The award goes to a person outside the legal community who “has played a strategic, significant and courageous leadership role in improving access to the justice... Read More...
New law to reduce distracted driving signed by governor TACOMA – A bipartisan effort by state lawmakers to target distracted driving received the governor’s endorsement today. The Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act updates the 2010 state law regarding the use of personal electronic devices by people when they are behind the wheel. Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center,... Read More...
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...
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