News and Updates

14January 2019

A Week of Excitement and Anticipation of Better Days Ahead

January 14th, 2019|Newsletters|

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 [...]

15October 2018

Holding the state accountable for suicide spending

October 15th, 2018|Opinion|

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. [...]

27February 2017

Know Your Government

February 27th, 2017|Newsletters|

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. [...]

20February 2017

The Great Debate on Science Standards

February 20th, 2017|Newsletters|

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 [...]

12February 2017

Grocery Rebate, or Tax Free?

February 12th, 2017|Newsletters|

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 [...]