February 18, 2018

Rep. Erpelding Interviewed on Idaho Reports

Erpelding on Idaho Reports 2018

Recently, I joined Idaho Reports’ Melissa Davlin for an extended interview that ranged from tax policy to the governor’s race, to the strategic role the Democratic minority plays in the Idaho house of Representatives. The extended interview begins at about the 5 1/2 minute mark on the video below. I would love to hear your feedback on how I did. …

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February 18, 2018

Corporate Welfare and Low Wage Disclosure Act

Last week, I introduced HB 564 known as the Corporate Welfare and Low Wage Disclosure Act. It requires the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to publish an annual report of the top 50 businesses in Idaho with 50 or more employees that also pay such low wages that their employees are forced to enroll in state subsidy programs just to …

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February 15, 2018

IBE Idaho School Readiness Act

I have long advocated for prioritizing an effective, statewide early childhood education program in Idaho because I know that making an early investment in our kids will pay huge dividends for everyone in Idaho. Call to Action Is Below! Right now, only 51 percent of Idaho children are ready to learn to read before entering kindergarten, meaning they can identify …

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January 31, 2018

The History of the ’95 Nuclear Agreement

This Erp Talks Video details the processes and illegal nuclear waste dumping that led up to the 1995 Nuclear Agreement. AND, it requests that you get involved by asking every candidate for governor to take a stand on the 1995 Nuclear Agreement.  We need you to call every candidate and ask them to oppose any changes to the 1995 …

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January 31, 2018

Correcting the Record – Rep. Crane Misspeaks

Rep. Brent Crane recently told Chuck Malloy of Idaho Politics Weekly, “ A lot of folks on the Democratic side of the aisle are not small business owners, so they don’t understand it. A lot of them work for a bureaucracy or a government agency and they’ve never had to make those business decisions that every small business owner faces.” As a …

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