February 10, 2017

Addressing Wage Theft: When Businesses Steal from Employees

Wage theft is a big problem for Idaho, as hard working families get fleeced by predatory contractors and employers. By finding loopholes, employers can steal from their workers for years without them knowing it. In order to protect families affected by wage theft, I am working hard on legislation that will help Idahoans get their wages back. Idaho lags among …

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February 10, 2017

Medicaid in Idaho

Idaho Voices for Children recently released an overview of Medicaid’s impact on Idaho’s children and families. In the report, Idaho Voices explains that 92% of Idahoans enrolled in Medicaid are low-income children, seniors, pregnant women, and people with disabilities, while the remaining 8% being mostly low-income parents. By serving such marginalized groups, Medicaid helps those who need help most. Medicaid has been providing …

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February 10, 2017

Repealing Affordable Care Act & Patient Protections Hurts Idaho

Why is it important? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA, has addressed multiple problems in the health care industry. Repealing the ACA would severely impact Idaho families by taking away access to affordable health care and patient protections for hundreds of thousands of Idahoans, removing thousands of jobs, and draining millions of dollars out of …

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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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