The 2018 Legislative session has begun. It was a great week and this year has many exciting things on the horizon. Here is the video from my Facebook Live event for the first week of the session:
My wrap-up report: The good, the bad and the ugly! The Legislature has finished! What did we accomplish? What did we screw up? And what does the public think of us? I talk about these questions on my 2017 Idaho Legislative Wrap-up Report. https://soundcloud.com/kelley-packer/the-wrap-up-report-rep-kelley-packer-2017-idaho-legislative-report
This was supposed to be the wrap up report but the band marches on. Today I talk about the political infighting and this last push through to the finish line. https://soundcloud.com/kelley-packer/week-11-rep-kelley-packer-2017-idaho-legislative-report
House and Senate leadership are committed to bring the legislature to a close by the end of this week. However, there are still several critical issues to be addressed. In today’s podcast, I share my thoughts on the pathway to adjournment, conservatism and legislative integrity.
There are those that are trying to paint a picture of corruption and dysfunction in the legislature. Today, I share my perspective on the shenanigans in this legislative session.
I am a proud co-sponsor on the bill repealing the sales tax on groceries, with some caveats though. What is the current state of decorum and relationships in the legislature? And she takes a point of personal privilege to discuss the good in life despite its challenges. https://soundcloud.com/kelley-packer/week-8-rep-kelley-packer-2017-idaho-legislative-report
Can a person receive and accept new information without compromising their values? I talk about that, the nature of leadership and the unfortunate evolution of the cosmetology bill in my podcast today. https://soundcloud.com/kelley-packer/week-7-rep-kelley-packer-2017-idaho-legislative-report
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 https://soundcloud.com/kelley-packer/week-6-rep-kelley-packer-2017-idaho-legislative-report
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. https://soundcloud.com/kelley-packer/week-5-rep-kelley-packer-idaho-legislative-report
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. https://soundcloud.com/kelley-packer/week-4-rep-kelley-packer-idaho-legislative-report