Know Your Government

4-H members from all over the state descended on Boise this week. They were here to learn the details of how our state government works. They held a breakfast for all legislators on Monday morning. They were such great kids! Of course part of the reason they were so nice was they had been here [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Newsletters|

The Great Debate on Science Standards

Last Monday the Senate paid homage to President Abraham Lincoln in commemoration of his 208th birthday. I was asked to prepare and read a tribute to our 16th President on the Senate floor. We all know President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but he also instituted the first income tax and was the first [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Newsletters|

Grocery Rebate, or Tax Free?

I was asked by Senator Cliff Bayer to co-sponsor a bill to repeal the grocery tax in Idaho. This is the one where you pay on food, then get a tax credit when you file your income tax. It seems a little crazy to me for the government to charge you to buy food then [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Newsletters|