Work continues on education funding The task force on education funding met in Olympia today. Work continues through the legislative interim as we prepare to for the 2017 session. Documents from meeting can be found here. Read More...
Where does marijuana revenue go? I’ve received a number of questions regarding marijuana revenue. I’m sharing a helpful document prepared by the Office of Financial Management that lists how much  marijuana revenue was collected in 2013-15, how much marijuana revenue budget writers can anticipate through 2019 and where it all goes. Read More...
Sen. Ann Rivers’ Legislative Update – Post-session wrap-up Some great things have happened since my colleagues and I reached a no-new-taxes bipartisan budget update and adjourned for 2016. My fourth-grade friends from Captain Strong Elementary School in Battle Ground visited our state Capitol and my bill that makes our communities and law enforcement officers safer was signed by the... Read More...
Sen. Ann Rivers’ Legislative Update – Sine Die Edition It took an additional 20 days for the Democrats in the House of Representatives to drop their pursuit of new taxes and agree to an operating-budget update that was restrained in its spending, contained no new taxes and balanced over four years, as state law requires. In my latest e-newsletter... Read More...
Local student serves as page for Sen. Rivers Benjamin Howard, a sophomore at Battle Ground’s CAM Academy, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Benjamin was one of 29 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2016 legislative session. He was sponsored by... Read More...
Rivers named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by state’s school counselors In recognition of her leadership and advocacy for public-school students, Sen. Ann Rivers has been named a “Legislator of the Year” by the Washington School Counselor Association. Dr. Brian Mathieson, Battle Ground High School counselor, said Rivers is deserving of the honor because of her appreciation of the role counselors play... Read More...
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