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...
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...
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