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...
Washington to become first state to track rape kits A bill to create a statewide tracking system for rape kits that allows law enforcement and victims to track the status and location of kits has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor’s desk for his signature. “This bill is about justice and transparency, and it’s a critical... Read More...
Rivers receives ‘Champion for Kids’ award from digital learning advocates In recognition of her service to Washington’s public-education system, Sen. Ann Rivers has been named a “Champion for Kids” by the Digital Public Schools Alliance. She was honored in a ceremony today in the Capitol Rotunda. The announcement came during the alliance’s annual visit to Olympia, when students, parents and digital-learning... Read More...
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