DAILY NEWS: Time for a transportation fix Commentary by State Sens. John Braun and Ann Rivers   Washington’s transportation system is in major need of a fix. Cowlitz County/Southwest Washington taxpayers depend on the state to maintain functioning highways they can use for commuting and shipping their products. Without good roads, the local economy would grind to... Read More...
Rivers takes lead to regulate medical marijuana market OLYMPIA…Marking the recent release of rules from Washington’s Liquor Control Board for the recreational marijuana market, Sen. Ann Rivers is doubling down on her commitment to pass legislation in 2014 that would regulate and license the medical cannabis industry under a separate set of rules from Initiative-502. “The passage of... Read More...
Rivers and Cleveland applaud DOR decision to review rules for non-profit fundraisers on church property OLYMPIA… Sens. Ann Rivers and Annette Cleveland are pleased with the state Department of Revenue’s decision to review regulations that could potentially prevent churches from holding non-profit fundraisers on their property. “Non-profit religious institutions need clarity on what they can do on their properties without jeopardizing their property tax exemption,”... Read More...
Ann Rivers on MCC’s vision for transportation Washington State’s 18th District Senator Ann Rivers, R-La Center, talks about how the Majority Coalition Caucus will be embarking on a listening tour around the state to get transportation priorities straight from the citizens. Read More...
Rivers, MCC drive the discussion on transportation reform With the end of the 2013 regular and two special sessions now in the rear-view mirror, members of the Washington State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus have their sights set firmly on reforming the state’s transportation system. Listen to Senator Ann Rivers, R-La Center, explain why these reforms are necessary, what... Read More...
Rivers looks forward to new, better solution for Columbia River Crossing The 2013 legislative session ended today with the passage of a new two-year capital budget. The transportation-revenue package that would have provided Washington’s share of Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project funding failed to progress in the final hours of the session. “I take neither pleasure nor joy in this eventuality,”... Read More...