Rivers’ medical-marijuana bill clears Senate budget committee The medical-marijuana market in Washington is a step closer to being in line with federal standards after the Senate Ways and Means Committee approved Sen. Ann Rivers’ measure Thursday. Voters authorized the medical use of cannabis in 1998 with few sideboards; however, the approval of Initiative 502 in 2013 muddied... Read More...
Rivers, Pike reschedule Camas town hall meeting to Nov. 23 Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, have rescheduled their 18th District town hall meeting in Camas to Saturday, Nov. 23. The citizens’ meeting had previously been scheduled for Nov. 9, but the two lawmakers had to cancel after Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into special... Read More...
Sen. Rivers, Rep. Pike to hold town hall meeting Nov. 9 in Camas Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Liz Pike are inviting citizens to attend a town hall meeting Saturday afternoon, Nov. 9, in Camas to discuss legislative-related issues of interest and concern to the 18th District. “Representative Pike and I have always felt it’s important to know what’s in the hearts and... Read More...
DAILY NEWS: Time for a transportation fix Commentary by State Sens. John Braun and Ann Rivers   Washington’s transportation system is in major need of a fix. Cowlitz County/Southwest Washington taxpayers depend on the state to maintain functioning highways they can use for commuting and shipping their products. Without good roads, the local economy would grind to... Read More...
Rivers takes lead to regulate medical marijuana market OLYMPIA…Marking the recent release of rules from Washington’s Liquor Control Board for the recreational marijuana market, Sen. Ann Rivers is doubling down on her commitment to pass legislation in 2014 that would regulate and license the medical cannabis industry under a separate set of rules from Initiative-502. “The passage of... Read More...
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