What motivates a person to serve in the Idaho Legislature? Let me share my reasons why I’m here. “I’d rather negotiate than legislate.” – Representative Kelley Packer
The Idaho Legislature is one of the most conservative in America, yet legislators bring 700-800 ideas for new laws every year. Why are there so many and how do we filter through them all.
Are tax cuts good or bad? And how about legislative rules and House decorum? Are they arbitrary? Let me explain how they really work… beyond the news soundbite.
Should our legislators be full time? The rationale behind my sign language legislation and the review of a proposed rule that would have a significant impact on the trucking industry.
This week I discuss how a bill becomes a law, share an update on dispatcher licensure, clarify the Unspam legislation and share my personal ethics.
Week 1 of the 64th Idaho Legislature is in the books. I discuss the tumultuous first 5 days, UnSpam legislation, and tax cuts during the Great Recession vs. responsible funding of services.
My thoughts on Gov. Otter’s State of the State address and the passing of former Pocatello Mayor Greg Anderson.
In this podcast of the first day of the 2017 Idaho Legislative Session, I review my goals which include: dispatch training, sign language interpreters, protecting kids from inappropriate cell phone spam, civility and respect. This is going to be a busy session.
“On behalf of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), it is my pleasure to tell you that you have been selected to receive our Leadership Award for your efforts to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in Idaho this year. We are incredibly grateful for your continued partnership and are excited to honor your […]
A lot of work in only 11 weeks. In my legislative wrap up, we talk about Bibles in school, permitless carry, hybrid fees and more. Thank you to my fellow legislators for their sacrifice and service to our great state. I am happy to be home.