January 20, 2017

While Idaho GOP Quarrels, Democrats Promote Rural Teachers

This week while the Idaho GOP has been distracted with internal quarreling, our Democratic legislators have been hard at work creating policies to benefit Idahoans and the future of Idaho. Led by Representative Paulette Jordan (D-Plummer) and Rep. Sally Toone (D-Gooding), a retired teacher, the Democratic caucus has presented a measure that would encourage qualified teachers to work in rural …

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January 17, 2017

Democratic Response to Otter’s Plan

We want to impress the importance of this upcoming year and legislative session, and we also want to assure you that we intend to at least try to keep this brief. It has been a busy day, and, I am sure many of us here are anxious to get home before the roads are completely impassable. Today’s state of the …

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January 17, 2017

Difficult Circumstances for NEW Democratic Leader – Erpelding

Published by the Boise Weekly on January 4th, 2017 Written by George Prentice. See the original link here. As if Idaho Democrats needed to be reminded of the shellacking their party endured on Nov. 8, 2016, those Democratic state legislators who survived Election Day were faced with a rude eye opener when they returned to the Idaho Statehouse. Proving the …

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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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