Rivers still on guard concerning Columbia River Crossing project Although the new transportation budget adopted by the Legislature doesn’t include nearly enough money to keep the proposed Columbia River Crossing project on schedule, Sen. Ann Rivers says she and others who oppose or question the controversial $3.5 billion bridge-replacement have reason to remain vigilant. “For CRC supporters, the fact... Read More...
Pro-education, no-new-taxes Senate budget wins Rivers’ support Sen. Ann Rivers said the bipartisan operating-budget adopted by the Senate today would spend more on basic and higher education while addressing the needs of Washington’s most vulnerable citizens, all without raising taxes. The measure passed with a bipartisan 30-18 vote. “The people I represent are having to live within... Read More...
Rivers named 2012 ‘Legislator of the Year’ by police chiefs, sheriffs OLYMPIA… At its annual legislative lunch Wednesday the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs recognized Sen. Ann Rivers as Legislator of the Year for 2012 from among Republicans in the House of Representatives. Rivers, R-La Center, had served in the House throughout the 2012 session and beyond until her mid-year... Read More...
Rivers to serve on budget, education committees in first Senate term Sen. Ann Rivers will have positions on four Senate committees when the 2013 legislative session convenes one month from today. The La Center Republican and member of the new Senate Majority Coalition Caucus said two of those assignments promise to put her right in the middle of the session’s biggest challenges... Read More...
Rivers promoted to Senate Republican leadership team, as whip The state’s Republican senators today unanimously chose Sen. Ann Rivers as caucus whip. It’s a prominent position on the Senate Republican leadership team that is especially important when the full Senate is debating and voting on legislation. “I’m honored that my colleagues have entrusted me with a leadership position so... Read More...
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