E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, The weeks have been flying by since session ended in March and I have been busy meeting with constituents, stakeholders, businesses and civic organizations. I’ve had the opportunity to tour several businesses to get a firsthand glimpse at their operations and the role they play in... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Sen. Rivers joins state trade mission to Taiwan       Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, will join Lt. Gov. Brad Owen on a week-long trade mission to Taiwan, where she plans to promote tourism opportunities for Southwest Washington. Owen’s goal of the trip will be to highlight the state’s seafood and agricultural products and sign a reciprocal... Read More...
Rivers named Guardian of Small Business Sen. Ann Rivers is one of 15 senators to receive the Guardian of Small Business Award for a perfect, 100-percent pro-small-business voting record for the 2013-14 biennium – a record she has maintained since joining the Legislature in 2011. “I’m honored to receive this award on behalf of the 1.1... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s hard to believe a month has already passed since the Legislature adjourned this year’s session. Remember, I work for you year-round – not just when I am in Olympia. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office (360-786-7634) if you have any questions or concerns, or... Read More...
The Governor Vetoes Sections of the Budget Last Friday, the governor vetoed several sections of the budget before signing his name in approval. The most notable consequence of his vetoes is that the budget is now projected to be out of balance. The major vetoes are: Transfer of Life Sciences Discovery Funds to Education Legacy Trust Account... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Things Legislature did not do were for the best   Things Legislature did not do were for the best By Sen. Ann Rivers | Published: April 6, 2014, 6:00 AM Since this year’s legislative session concluded March 13, exactly as scheduled, the published reviews I’ve seen tend to only focus on certain things that did not happen during our... Read More...