Legislative Update June 5, 2015 Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are a quarter of the way through the second special session and I wanted to take a few minutes to give you the view from the negotiation table. As part of the operating-budget discussions going on between our Senate majority and our counterparts in the... Read More...
Rivers challenges House marijuana-tax cut The House Democrats’ latest state-budget proposal would not only create a new capital-gains tax but would also provide a 20 percent tax cut for pot smokers. Sen. Ann Rivers is challenging House budget leaders to drop the marijuana-tax cut, in the interests of speeding agreement on a state operating budget.... Read More...
Rivers and Vick to host education town hall Saturday, May 23 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Rep. Brandon Vick and I are hosting town-hall meetings this Saturday in Battle Ground and Camas, with a focus on education funding. We would love the chance to see you and answer questions regarding the Senate’s budget, which would add $2.7 billion to current education-funding levels.... Read More...
Legislative Update April 28, 2015 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Although the Senate has done everything possible to finish the regular legislative session within the scheduled 105-days, the legislature failed to reach an agreement on a new two-year operating budget by April 26. As a result, Gov. Jay Inslee has called for a special session of up... Read More...
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... Read More...
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... Read More...