Legislative Update April 20, 2015 – Busting the myth “We hate teachers”!
Dear Friends and Neighbors, In the past few weeks, my office has been inundated with emails from teachers around my district, so I wanted to take this opportunity to provide some information about the changes being proposed by the Legislature regarding K-12 health-care benefits. Please read on for more information....
Sen. Ann Rivers’ Video Update April 3, 2015
In my latest video update I discuss the Cannabis Patient Protection Act, my bill that would reconcile the medical and recreational marijuana markets.
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...
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...
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...
Sen. Ann Rivers’ Video Update Feb. 18, 2015
In my latest video update I discuss my “Driving Under the Influence of Electronics” bill and the proposed transportation revenue package. You can view it here.
Sen. Ann Rivers’ Video Update Jan. 26, 2015
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch my first legislative video update from Olympia here.
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...
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...