Rivers selected to attend historic convention of states
Sen. Ann Rivers has been selected to attend a two-day ‘snapshot’ of an Article V convention in Colonial Williamsburg Sept. 22 -23. She was one of three Washington state legislators invited to attend the historic event. “Many folks have heard me speak of ‘our’ state capitol and ‘our’ government; I...
GUEST VIDEO: Protecting victims of sexual assault
Take 57 Seconds to learn more about how Washington is supporting survivors of sexual assault. A big thanks to my colleague, Sen. Joe Fain for producing this concise and informative video! Click here to watch.
Funding from Legislature gives local school districts breathing room
Two Clark County school districts have been awarded grants that will allow them to make classrooms and other learning environments less crowded for students in kindergarten through third grade. The Ridgefield School District will receive $1.2 million and the Vancouver School District will benefit from a nearly $43 million grant;...
Work continues on education funding
The task force on education funding met in Olympia today. Work continues through the legislative interim as we prepare to for the 2017 session. Documents from meeting can be found here.
Where does marijuana revenue go?
I’ve received a number of questions regarding marijuana revenue. I’m sharing a helpful document prepared by the Office of Financial Management that lists how much marijuana revenue was collected in 2013-15, how much marijuana revenue budget writers can anticipate through 2019 and where it all goes.
Sen. Ann Rivers’ Legislative Update – Post-session wrap-up
Some great things have happened since my colleagues and I reached a no-new-taxes bipartisan budget update and adjourned for 2016. My fourth-grade friends from Captain Strong Elementary School in Battle Ground visited our state Capitol and my bill that makes our communities and law enforcement officers safer was signed by the...
Rivers’ corrections-partnership bill a ‘game changer’ for law enforcement
It was 2011, and Clark County detective Jason Granneman was fed up. As a law-enforcement officer he came into daily contact with individuals who were serving the remainder of their sentences in the community, instead of behind bars, sometimes for months or even years. Officially they are in “community corrections”...
IN THE NEWS: Our Views: Rivers’ support of False Claims Act appreciated
Sometimes, it seems as though the state government — split between Republicans and Democrats — is incapable of bringing about real change, when it comes to basic, common sense legislation that protects taxpayer money. That was the case during the 2015 legislative session when lawmakers were unable to renew a...
IN THE NEWS: Ann Rivers on funding basic education
I recently sat down with The Columbian to share my thoughts on education funding. See the quick one-minute video here.