North County Community Food Bank welcomes Rivers to team Leadership at Battle Ground’s longtime emergency-food provider, the North County Community Food Bank, voted during their September board meeting to have Sen. Ann Rivers join their board of directors. “The food bank is truly an example of neighbors helping neighbors. I have worked with NCCFB for years and it will... Read More...
Rivers applauds common-sense application of new marijuana law Legislator says reduced charge is appropriate in possession case Sen. Ann Rivers is praising a prosecutor’s decision to reduce charges in a marijuana-possession case against three Washington teens, saying it’s an example of how the criminal-justice system is still getting acquainted with marijuana-law changes that emerged from this year’s legislative... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Kill a K-9 and you could do more than serve time Photo from 2012 when Clark County Sheriff K-9 Saver and Deputy Brian Ellithorpe testified in Olympia on my legislation.     A Vancouver police dog who was in the midst of helping police apprehend a suspect died this week after being stabbed multiple times. The dog, Ike, was assisting police when suspect... Read More...
Rivers supports bill to clarify, tighten recreational-marijuana rules When Washington voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana in late 2012, they authorized a tightly regulated, well-taxed industry with a strong public-safety element. Sen. Ann Rivers said today’s Senate vote supporting House Bill 2136 will put the burgeoning market one step closer to meeting those expectations. The measure clarifies... Read More...
Rivers joins Battle Ground fourth-graders for field trip to Capitol Since the 105-day regular legislative session ended in late April, Sen. Ann Rivers has spent countless hours driving between her southwest-Washington home and budget-negotiation meetings at the state Capitol. Today Rivers again traveled to Olympia – but this time she grabbed a sack lunch and hopped aboard a big yellow... Read More...
Legislative Update June 5, 2015 Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are a quarter of the way through the second special session and I wanted to take a few minutes to give you the view from the negotiation table. As part of the operating-budget discussions going on between our Senate majority and our counterparts in the... Read More...
Rivers challenges House marijuana-tax cut The House Democrats’ latest state-budget proposal would not only create a new capital-gains tax but would also provide a 20 percent tax cut for pot smokers. Sen. Ann Rivers is challenging House budget leaders to drop the marijuana-tax cut, in the interests of speeding agreement on a state operating budget.... Read More...
Rivers and Vick to host education town hall Saturday, May 23 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Rep. Brandon Vick and I are hosting town-hall meetings this Saturday in Battle Ground and Camas, with a focus on education funding. We would love the chance to see you and answer questions regarding the Senate’s budget, which would add $2.7 billion to current education-funding levels.... Read More...
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