News and Updates

28January 2019

Your Voice is Being Heard

January 28th, 2019|Newsletters|

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 [...]

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 [...]