November 10, 2021

Britt Raybould Launches 2022 Campaign for the Idaho House in Madison County

Donate to Britt Raybould

In her first term (2018-2020), Britt took an active role on the Joint Finance-Appropriation Committee, Resources and Conservation Committee, and the Environment, Energy, & Technology Committee. Raybould successfully sponsored over four dozen pieces of legislation that became law, including critical budget bills that increased teacher pay, funded state emergency services, and protected Idaho’s natural resources. In addition, she took the lead on safeguarding Idaho’s water and helping local business owners protect private property.

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December 1, 2020

Looking Forward to the Future

Southern Idaho

Today marks my first day as a retired state representative. For anyone who knows me, you probably already understand that “retired” doesn’t really fit my approach to life. So, even though I may be setting aside an official title (for now), I’m far from done trying to improve my community and state. During my time in office, I saw a …

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April 15, 2020

Your Right to Keep & Bear Arms

2nd Amendment

I swore an oath to support the U.S. and Idaho Constitutions, which are very clear about the right to keep and bear arms. I will not let anything infringe or abridge these constitutional rights. If a proposed bill doesn’t support these rights, it doesn’t have my support.

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March 9, 2020

Idaho is Prepared for the Coronavirus

Elbow Bump to Avoid Coronavirus

We’re in the homestretch of the 2020 session. Friday morning marks the final day of official budget setting on JFAC. The afternoon committees will also start wrapping up business for the year. One issue has cropped up in recent weeks that I don’t believe any of us saw coming when we started the session. The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, …

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February 27, 2020

Budget Freezes Don’t Guarantee Tax Cuts

Budget Freezes Don't Guarantee Tax Cuts

No one likes property taxes. I don’t like them. I’m betting you don’t like them, too. They’re an imperfect way to pay for services a community needs, like roads, schools, and snow removal. The fact that they’re unpopular is exactly why the Idaho House moved yesterday to implement a one-year budget freeze on all taxing districts except for schools. It …

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January 21, 2020

Budget Decisions Don’t Happen in a Vacuum

Idaho Capitol 2020

The first two weeks of the 2020 session have flown by. From Day 1, we’ve been busy, and few places have been busier than the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC). I love serving on JFAC. We listen carefully to Governor Little’s recommendations and the different agencies’ requests. We then ask questions and assess each submission carefully to measure needs and wants to …

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