October 13, 2015

North County Community Food Bank welcomes Rivers to team

Leadership at Battle Ground’s longtime emergency-food provider, the North County Community Food Bank, voted during their September board meeting to have Sen. Ann Rivers join their board of directors. “The food bank is truly an example of neighbors helping neighbors. I have worked with NCCFB for years and it will...
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September 22, 2015

Rivers applauds common-sense application of new marijuana law

Legislator says reduced charge is appropriate in possession case Sen. Ann Rivers is praising a prosecutor’s decision to reduce charges in a marijuana-possession case against three Washington teens, saying it’s an example of how the criminal-justice system is still getting acquainted with marijuana-law changes that emerged from this year’s legislative...
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September 10, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Kill a K-9 and you could do more than serve time

Photo from 2012 when Clark County Sheriff K-9 Saver and Deputy Brian Ellithorpe testified in Olympia on my legislation.     A Vancouver police dog who was in the midst of helping police apprehend a suspect died this week after being stabbed multiple times. The dog, Ike, was assisting police when suspect...
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July 09, 2015

VIDEO: 5 Things You Need to Know – Transportation Package Vote

Five things you need to know about my recent transportation reform and revenue package vote that will bring jobs and reduced congestion to the 18th Legislative District. Watch here.
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June 27, 2015

Rivers supports bill to clarify, tighten recreational-marijuana rules

When Washington voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana in late 2012, they authorized a tightly regulated, well-taxed industry with a strong public-safety element. Sen. Ann Rivers said today’s Senate vote supporting House Bill 2136 will put the burgeoning market one step closer to meeting those expectations. The measure clarifies...
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June 15, 2015

Rivers joins Battle Ground fourth-graders for field trip to Capitol

Since the 105-day regular legislative session ended in late April, Sen. Ann Rivers has spent countless hours driving between her southwest-Washington home and budget-negotiation meetings at the state Capitol. Today Rivers again traveled to Olympia – but this time she grabbed a sack lunch and hopped aboard a big yellow...
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June 05, 2015

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...
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June 03, 2015

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....
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May 22, 2015

Sen. Rivers: ‘A message to our teachers’

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