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April 05, 2024

Rivers will not seek another term in state Senate

LA CENTER… Sen. Ann Rivers has decided not to run for re-election to the state Senate from Washington’s 18th Legislative District. Rivers, R-La Center, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, appointed to the Senate in mid-2012, then won three four-year terms. Her decision was driven by an increase in her workload at...
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February 09, 2024

Demise of property-tax bill is good news for renters, property owners, says Rivers

OLYMPIA…Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, offered this comment after learning a proposal to allow local governments to raise property taxes without voter approval has been abandoned by majority Democrats in the Senate. Senate Bill 5770 would allow a local property-tax rate to climb up to 3% annually with only a vote of the local council....
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February 09, 2024

Senate honors former longtime Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

OLYMPIA… Members of the Washington State Senate took time this morning to approve a resolution honoring former longtime Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and share their fond recollections of his years at the helm, which produced 10 playoff appearances and the team’s lone Super Bowl win. Sen. Ann Rivers of La Center is prime sponsor of...
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December 01, 2023

E-News: 2024 session just around the corner — and join us for town halls!

Hi, Neighbors! Five weeks from now – that would be January 8 – the state Legislature will convene for a 60-day session at the Capitol. The preparations for our session shifted into a higher gear this week with what the state Senate calls “Assembly Days.” That’s when we meet as committees, typically to review past...
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September 13, 2023

Mid-interim update: What’s with the high gas prices?

Sept. 12,  2023 Hi, Neighbors! For legislators, the period between our annual sessions is called the “interim.” Seeing how it’s been about four months since the 2023 legislative session ended and there are about four months before next year’s legislative session begins, here’s a mid-interim update. I hope this finds you and your loved ones...
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May 02, 2023

NEWS: Legislative town halls coming May 13 to Battle Ground, Vancouver

OLYMPIA… The three lawmakers serving Washington’s 18th Legislative District have scheduled a pair of town-hall meetings on Saturday, May 13 to report on the outcome of the Legislature’s just-concluded annual session. Rep. Stephanie McClintock, R-Vancouver, Rep. Greg Cheney, R-Battle Ground, and Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, will review some of the bills that did and...
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