July 03, 2014

Rivers to represent southwest Washington on maritime and manufacturing task force

Sen. Ann Rivers has been appointed to the newly formed joint legislative task force to oversee the maritime and manufacturing sectors in our state. “The maritime industry is particularly important to southwest Washington,” said Rivers, R-La Center. “While Christensen Yachts isn’t located in the 18th Legislative District, they represent an...
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June 23, 2014

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...
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June 20, 2014

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...
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June 04, 2014

Bi-State Bridge Coalition completes initial meeting to ask: ‘What’s next?’

A group of legislators from Washington and Oregon met in Vancouver Wednesday to initiate discussions on whether to seek new options for a bridge or bridges to connect the two states over the Columbia River between Clark County and Portland. The Bi-State Bridge Coalition meeting, organized by Sen. Ann Rivers,...
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May 13, 2014

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...
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May 01, 2014

VIDEO: Update on School Funding

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April 28, 2014

Sen. Rivers, Rep. Pike to hold town hall meetings May 10 in Ridgefield, Camas

Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Liz Pike are inviting 18th District citizens to join them for town hall meetings Saturday, May 10, in Ridgefield and Camas. The Southwest Washington lawmakers will provide an update of the 2014 legislative session, which concluded March 13. They will also discuss planned activities during...
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April 14, 2014

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...
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April 11, 2014

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...
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