March 6 Legislative Update

H439 Unaffiliated voters must change their voter registration status to one of the political parties by the candidate filing deadline before the primary election. This tight deadline would require affiliation before knowing who is running in that primary.Status: Passed House/awaiting hearing in Senate. H547 Would criminalize anyone who picks up a ballot for your neighbor … Continue reading March 6 Legislative Update

2022 Legislative Update

Thank you for your continued support throughout the last year and into the current legislative session. This past summer I was busy working with the Behavioral Health Council and will now direct that attention to ensuring the policy suggestions from the council are followed through at the statehouse. I am currently tracking eight bills related … Continue reading 2022 Legislative Update

End of 2021 Session

I continue to represent you in the Idaho Legislature, and this 66th session has certainly been an interesting one. The word “interesting” may not correctly encompass this session as a descriptor. Perhaps “disconnected,” “hectic,” “feverish,” or “never-ending” would be more accurate. This newsletter serves as an end-of-session update on legislative happenings this session. I work … Continue reading End of 2021 Session

HB195 Update

Well, they don’t always go the way you want them to! The past few weeks I have had the opportunity to partner on a bipartisan bill to address some of the egregious behaviors that unfolded this past year (protesting outside someone’s home). It was a privilege to work with my Republican colleague Rep. Greg Chaney … Continue reading HB195 Update

Intimidation is not democracy — it is mob rule

Our democracy relies on freedom of expression, including protest. It also depends on an open, productive, and civil discourse where everyone can be heard and policy is set based on a rational assessment of available options. Setting policy based on who can act most intimidating is anti-democratic and anti-American. Sadly, the past year has seen … Continue reading Intimidation is not democracy — it is mob rule

01/25/2021 – 01/29/2021 Session Update

This year, the goings-on at the Capitol are simultaneously the same as they’ve always been and at the same time very different. We feel the continuity of past years through passionate collaboration on legislation and hearing from you, the people. I recognize that the current emergency prevents many from participating in the process, please do … Continue reading 01/25/2021 – 01/29/2021 Session Update