January 16, 2017

2017 EORAC Committee Recommends $3.35 Billion

On Thursday, January 6th, I joined my colleagues on the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee to learn from advocates, industry specialists, and the Idaho Division of Financial Management about Idaho’s economic future. I am not an economist and the content presented to the committee is complex. The Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee evaluates Idaho’s economy and reviews the …

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September 27, 2016

Invasive Species Working Group

Currently, I am a member of Idaho’s Invasive Species Interim Legislative Working Group. We are tasked with making recommendations on how to update existing statutes designed to protect our state from environmentally damaging invasive species and noxious weeds. You don’t have to go far to see how much damage a noxious weed like puncture vine (goat heads) has done to …

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September 26, 2016

Boise: Outside Magazine’s Shortlist of America’s Best Cities

Outdoor Magazine calls them “adventure meccas”–2016’s top sixteen cities for people who love the outdoors. Boise is in good company in a list highlighting cities where rivers, trails, and greenbelts attract jobs, and create incredible communities. I had the chance to talk to Frederick Reimers about what makes our outdoor scene stand apart: Mat Erpelding, 41, represents Boise’s Downtown and North End in the …

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September 15, 2016

Idaho’s LoneCone.com Makes Inc.com’s fastest growing list

Downtown Boise’s LoneCone.com is one of just two Idaho-based businesses ranked in the top 500 in Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing companies nationwide. And after years as an online retailer of high-quality outdoor gear, they’ve opened a storefront in Boise, to spectacular success. Here’s a brief blurb about Inc.com’s List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies Inc.com’s America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like …

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April 13, 2016

End of Session Letter to District 19

We’ve accomplished a great deal this session – and there’s a lot more to come. Here’s an end-of-session letter co-written by myself, Representative Melissa Wintrow, and Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb on the highlights of the three-month stint we’ve spent in the statehouse together: Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are greatly honored to represent District 19 and proud to continue to work for …

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