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...
Legislative Update April 28, 2015 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Although the Senate has done everything possible to finish the regular legislative session within the scheduled 105-days, the legislature failed to reach an agreement on a new two-year operating budget by April 26. As a result, Gov. Jay Inslee has called for a special session of up... Read More...
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