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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February 14, 2018

Campaign Update: Don’t Close the Door

Don't Close the Door

Campaigning leads to some interesting conversations. Over the last couple of weeks, one of those conversations involved sex education. Yes, you read right. A few weeks ago, Rep. Julie VanOrden, chairwoman of the Idaho House Education Committee, proposed a series of changes to update the language in Idaho law about sex education. Two responses to the proposed bill seemed to …

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