January 16, 2018

Democratic Legislators Respond to Otter’s Speech (Video)

Welcome, and thank you all for coming today. We’d like to thank Governor Otter for his State of the State address, and his service to the state of Idaho. Even though we haven’t always seen eye to eye when it comes to politics and policy, we appreciate his spirit of civil discourse and we know he cares about Idahoans and …

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January 16, 2018

It Is Time To Address Workforce Housing in Idaho

I recently published this statewide op-ed on affordable housing. In 1992, the Idaho House of Representatives passed House Bill 756, creating the Idaho Housing Trust Fund. At the time, a responsible legislature realized that creating pathways to safe and decent housing for hardworking Idahoans and low-income households were in the best interests of all Idahoans. Immediately thereafter, lawmakers stopped being …

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January 15, 2018

Otter’s Newest Health Care Proposal

Governor Otter and his two executive branches have new health care proposal. Called the Dual Waiver Proposal, it attempts to address just two of the many healthcare challenges facing Idaho. It requires the federal government to grant Idaho two critical waivers; the 1332 Waiver would allow some low-income Idahoans to quality for the ACA tax credits and the 1115 Waiver …

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January 14, 2018

Rep. Erpelding Interviewed On Viewpoint

Rep. Erpelding on KTVB's Viewpoint

Doug Petcash, the host of KTVB’s Viewpoint, invited me to join Senate Democratic Leader Michelle Stennett, Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Brent Hill to talk about the upcoming session. Michelle and I continue to advocate for a better funding model of education, an honest approach to our tax policies and a more concerted effort to create workforce opportunities for …

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