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...
Rivers to host transportation discussions March 21 Sen. Ann Rivers invites residents of the 18th Legislative District to participate in upcoming transportation discussions. The forums will allow people to ask questions and receive more information regarding a proposed package of transportation reforms and revenue passed by the Senate and awaiting consideration from the House of Representatives. The... Read More...
Rivers supports transportation-construction jobs and economic development Today, after nearly three years of negotiations, the Senate passed a $15 billion transportation revenue package with a broad bipartisan vote. The package devotes $8 billion to new construction and $1.4 billion to maintenance and preservation of existing roads and bridges across the state. “I’m tired of the people of... Read More...
Rivers seeks to clarify guardian ad litem rules When Vancouver resident Tina Toth phoned state Sen. Ann Rivers’ office over three years ago, she had hit the bureaucratic equivalent of a brick wall and didn’t know where to turn. Toth had just lost custody of her two boys through a stunning decision to place them with her physically... Read More...
Rivers named ‘Legislator of the year’ by trade association Sen. Ann Rivers has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Associated General Contractors’ Washington chapter. The recognition of Rivers’ work to encourage job creation came today during the trade association’s 2015 convention in Seattle. “This award is truly an honor,” said Rivers, R-La Center. “I see it as... Read More...
Legislative Update January 14, 2015   Dear Friends and Neighbors, Although I am your state senator year-round, it is only when the Legislature is in session that I may propose or support legislation to address the needs of our legislative district and state. This week my colleagues and I returned to our state’s capitol for... Read More...