Rivers supports new reform of state’s industrial-insurance monopoly Sen. Ann Rivers today helped pass a bill that could stave off an increase in the premiums paid by Washington workers and employers for the industrial insurance commonly known as workers’ compensation. “Although our state’s economy is slowly improving employment in Washington is generally well below the pre-recession level. I’d... Read More...
Governor signs Rivers’ bill on fuel switch for publicly owned vehicles Legislation introduced by Sen. Ann Rivers to balance air-quality concerns with the fiscal realities facing local governments completed its legislative journey Tuesday when Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5099 in a Capitol ceremony. Rivers’ bill acknowledges the challenges associated with converting fleets of publicly owned vehicles, vessels and construction... Read More...
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...
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