Back in Boise Representing You! 

The Balance of Power is the Scale of Peace. Thomas Paine We have concluded the first week of activities of the new legislative season. We are in Boise to serve you, our constituents, as best we can. As an Idaho Senator, I have around 45,000 constituents to serve. You...

Special Session 2020

Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice. – Author unknown Whoa!! I had never been part of a Special Session of the Legislature, but I sure have now. High drama at a high cost to taxpayers, and with modest production, but...

School Safety

Before you read any further, I want to clarify that 99.99% of our teachers and school staff are talented, passionate and the utmost professional. They care about our kids and they put their heart and souls into preparing the future of this great nation. With that...

Education Week at the Idaho Statehouse

This past week in the legislature, we saw a parade of education department heads and university presidents come before JFAC, each one subject to the Governors 2% budget hold back, right off the top. Then, the universities decided to not charge tuition this year,...

Week 13, We Are Still Here

That may be a bit dramatic and tongue-in-cheek for how legislators feel right now, but most believe this will be the last week of this legislative session. Records show that on election years legislators get their work done sooner than non-election years like this...