IN THE NEWS: Coalition fights to strengthen Career & Technical Education Photo caption: Accepting the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education Legislator of the Year award in September 2015. I’m sharing a blog post from the Washington Business Alliance championing a bill I’ve co-sponsored that would fund material and supplies for career and technical programs just like we do for... Read More...
Sen. Ann Rivers’ Legislative Update for Feb. 3 – DOC scandal update The past three weeks in Olympia have been filled with committee hearings, education task-force work sessions, stakeholder meetings and visits from folks back home – like the firefighters pictured above who stopped by my office. It was great to see them!  Read my entire e-newsletter here to get my latest legislative update.     Read More...
Gloria Boieriu serves as page for Sen. Rivers Gloria Boieriu, a junior from Columbia River High school, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Boieriu was one of 10 students who served as Senate pages for the second week of the 2016 legislative session. She was sponsored by... Read More...
Bipartisan ‘Safe Today’ bills dropped in Legislature A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a package of bills related to rape kits and justice for survivors of sexual assault, dubbed “Safe Today” legislation. This is in reference to the acronym SAFE, which stands for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations, the official name of rape kits. HB 2530 and... Read More...
Sen. Rivers, Rep. Vick to host community town halls Jan. 9 Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick will be holding three town hall meetings Jan. 9 in advance of their return to Olympia for the 2016 legislative session. The details are as follows: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Ridgefield Fire Station 911 N 65th Ave. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Battle Ground City Hall,... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Low-income residents deserve access to civil legal aid Guest Editorial by Senator Ann Rivers Low-income residents deserve access to civil legal aid Published: December 20, 2015 My greatest joy as a legislator is helping people. I love that this position gives me the opportunity to assist my friends and neighbors almost every day. Time and time again, I’ve... Read More...
Rivers receives ‘President’s Award’ from local builders Sen. Ann Rivers received the “President’s Award” from the Building Industry Association of Clark County at a ceremony yesterday. The group cited Rivers’ support of the home construction industry and work to encourage job creation as key factors in the decision to recognize her. “Senator Rivers is a tireless advocate... Read More...
Rivers named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by Coastal Conservation Association In recognition of her work to promote recreational fishing, Sen. Ann Rivers has been named a “Legislator of the Year” by the Washington chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. In the announcement made today, CCA director Nello Picinich cited Rivers’ tireless efforts to advance the organization’s top-priority legislation during the 2015... Read More...
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