It has been my great honor and privilege to represent the citizens of Legislative District 28 in Bannock and Power Counties for the past two years. As the 2014 Session of the Idaho Legislature moves forward and as the period to file for public office approaches, I am announcing my intention to seek a second […]
Rep. Kelley Packer, R-McCammon, center, attended a gun rights rally at the Capitol building in Boise. To Packer’s left is Rep. Lance Clow, R-Twin Falls, to her right is Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale. Rep. Marc Gibbs, R-Grace also attended. (Dave Goins photo) Idaho State Journal 1/14/14
Earlier this month the Idaho House of Representatives voted to protect Idaho’s sovereignty and set up a state-based health insurance exchange. During debate on the bill, one representative told a story about a trip he and friends took using a train of mules and pack horses.
NAMPA — Six Canyon County lawmakers spearheaded a request Thursday to rid television of portrayals of premarital sex, including people joking about sex, lying in bed together or undressing. The request in the form of a House Joint Memorial passed out of the House State Affairs Committee. Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, a sponsor, said it […]
A friend and fellow Representative, Wendy Horman, has written the following lengthy explanation of the research that she and the 16 freshmen have undergone to make our decision regarding a non-profit, independent insurance exchange in Idaho. I thought I’d share it here, to provide additional information for all of you.
A bill that would give a sales tax exemption to pregnancy resource clinics that don’t offer abortion services has passed the House. In a 58-12 vote, Idaho lawmakers approved Rep. Kelley Packer’s (R-McCammon) proposal.
I’ve received many emails and phone calls about some of the hot topics facing Idahoans and the legislature this year, namely the Repeal of the Personal Property Tax, the State Exchange vs. Federal Exchange, Medicaid Expansion and Gun Rights. I have tried to respond to everyone that has contacted me with specific questions, though time […]
From the IDAHO STATE JOURNAL – Jan. 27th 2013 Health insurance exchanges will change the way people buy coverage and will help millions of uninsured people get a private plan. Nearly 49 million people are uninsured in the United States, but the numbers vary dramatically by state. Exchanges will be the most visible part of […]