February 2, 2017

Public Policy Survey: Minority Caucus is on Track with Idahoans

Our Caucus has taken the representation of Idaho values seriously. After looking through the Public Policy Survey conducted by Boise State University, the top issues concerning Idahoans have been our united position to improve our education system, our economy, and Idahoan’s quality of life. The Idaho Public Policy Survey, conducted in December 2016 polled 1000 adults living in Idaho from all regions …

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February 2, 2017

Moyle’s Tax Bill: “Giving Back” to Idaho’s top 1%

     On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Mike Moyle proposed and passed a bill out of committee to lower the top income and corporate tax rates from 7.4 to 7.2 percent. Moyle discusses the bill as a measure to give tax relief to the majority of all Idaho taxpayers, although what that tax break looks like for Idahoan’s in reality …

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February 2, 2017

State of the Judiciary: Idaho Supreme Court’s 2017 Priorities

Fairness matters. Our court system ensures Idahoans are provided a fair and impartial hearing.  Idaho deserves courts that are able to protect people and provide a modern experience with technology and resources to effectively and efficiently manage caseloads. During the State of the Judiciary Address, Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick gave his budget recommendations to the Idaho Legislature and welcomed …

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January 30, 2017

Cheney’s Immigration Bill: Bad News for Idaho Ag Industry and Economy

This morning, Representative Greg Cheney (R-Caldwell) introduced a bill in the House State Affairs Committee that would make significant changes in current Idaho law enforcement practices. After looking at the potential implications of the bill, I issued this response:  “It appears that this bill targets and profiles specific members of our communities and, if passed, will do irreparable harm to our economy. …

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