I never really know the kinds of things you like to know about your Idaho Legislature. I realize most of you are no kind of political junkies who spend a lot of time studying bills and such. I try to let you know what I think you may be interested in, that I know something [...]
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When I write newsletters, I never know what you will be interested in. Last week, I wrote about what to do about the problem of transportation funding in Idaho. I got a great response! Many of you engaged with ideas I had not thought of or heard before. Nobody thought what we were doing was [...]
This was an extremely busy week in the Legislature, especially in the committees of which I am a member. Let me fill you in. Fewer Rules, Anyone? Last week, Governor Brad Little announced the Red Tape Reduction Act. The stated intent was to eliminate two rules for every one added. In line with that theme, [...]
This is the last week before the Legislature starts voting on lots and lots of bills. Legislators have been working on budgets, preparing bills, and connecting with each other over potential issues. Better leadership, better representation As I have become better connected here, expectations increase. Whether it be from you, who are my constituents, other [...]
Excitement in the Air This was a week of excitement and anticipation of better days ahead for Idaho politics. An inauguration of the first governor in twelve years was held in our Capitol. Thousands of people descended on Boise to be part of the festivities. Of course, it was the first time Carolyn and I [...]
As a first-term senator, there were a lot of things I needed to learn. One of them was the problem with the suicide rate in Idaho. Idaho is the fourth-leading state in suicides per capita. It quickly became apparent to this first-term senator that this issue needed to be at the top of my list. [...]