By Dakota Bates, ISU College Republican President “Compromise is not in my nature.” —Lance Earl This simple statement which can be clearly found on Mr. Earl’s website, in my mind, thoroughly disqualifies Mr. Earl as a qualified candidate for elected office. If this statement is sincere and true, then Mr. Earl lacks one of the […]
I am pleased to announce the endorsement of the Idaho Associated General Contractors. On April 1st the IAGC publicly released candidate endorsements and encourage all member firms to remind their employees how important it is to vote on May 20th in the primary election. Here is their complete list of 2014 endorsements.
Dear Voters of the Twenty-eighth District, As you may know Kelley Packer is a member of the Idaho State House of Representatives representing you district (District 28). I am a member of the Idaho State House of Representatives from District31 – Bingham County in Eastern Idaho. Kelley and I were both “freshman” legislators and interacted […]
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 […]