“An Extraordinarily Unproductive Session” – by Rep. Green and Rep. Necochea


As we face a global pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, Idahoans may have been hopeful about the legislature’s recent special session. Since the pandemonium at the Statehouse dominated the news, Idahoans may still be wondering what was actually accomplished. The answer, unfortunately, is not much. Republican legislators spent most of the time pandering to … Continue reading “An Extraordinarily Unproductive Session” – by Rep. Green and Rep. Necochea

Idaho’s Special Legislative Session and the Coronavirus


Monday marked the start of a brief special session for the Idaho legislature. The session, occurring in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily addressed voting and the coronavirus response. The discussion of the state-level response to the coronavirus pandemic drew protesters to the gallery and committee rooms, putting hundreds of legislators and staff at … Continue reading Idaho’s Special Legislative Session and the Coronavirus

Rep. Green’s Vaping Regulations Bill Signed by the Governor


Idaho State Capitol – On Friday, Governor Little signed into law a bill that will make electronic smoking devices less accessible to Idaho’s youth. House Bill 538 aims to create parity between traditional tobacco products and new, electronic smoking devices. This legislation allows the Department of Health and Welfare to permit the retailers of vaping … Continue reading Rep. Green’s Vaping Regulations Bill Signed by the Governor

Idaho Business Review: Brooke Green, 2020 Women of the Year


Article Link | Rep. Brooke Green successfully wears two hats: She serves on the Idaho State Legislature and holds a full- time leadership role at Ada County Highway District. When it comes to achieving her goals, Green said she can always point to someone who believed in her and helped her along the way. She … Continue reading Idaho Business Review: Brooke Green, 2020 Women of the Year

Reproductive Health Funding Restrictions Bill Heads to House Floor


Idaho State Capitol – On Friday, House State Affairs voted to send HB 525 to the House floor. The legislation would ban any public money from going to Idaho organizations that provide abortions. Under current law, organizations that perform abortions can receive federal funding to provide other health care services. Democrats on the committee voted … Continue reading Reproductive Health Funding Restrictions Bill Heads to House Floor

Rep. Green’s Vaping Regulations Bill Heads to General Orders


Idaho State Capitol – On Wednesday, a bill to prevent the use of vaping products by minors was sent to General Orders for language changes by the House Health and Welfare Committee. This legislation would create parity between current, traditional tobacco products and the new electronic smoking devices that are commonly used for vaping. This … Continue reading Rep. Green’s Vaping Regulations Bill Heads to General Orders

Paid Sick Leave Legislation Sent to House Floor


Idaho State Capitol – On Monday, a bill sponsored by Rep. Brooke Green/(D-Boise) was sent to the amending order by the House Business committee. This legislation would protect employees from being penalized for taking earned sick leave. Employers would be required to honor their sick-leave policies without retribution toward employees. “I have heard from several … Continue reading Paid Sick Leave Legislation Sent to House Floor

Paid Sick Leave Legislation Set to Have Full Hearing in Committee


Idaho State Capitol – On Friday, the House Business Committee printed Representative Brooke Green’s/(D-Boise) Honoring Paid Sick Leave legislation. The legislation requires employers who offer paid sick leave to their employees to honor their own policies. Rep. Green brought the legislation after hearing concerns from constituents about employees who are penalized for taking their earned … Continue reading Paid Sick Leave Legislation Set to Have Full Hearing in Committee

INTERVIEW: “Capitol Update – Medicaid Expansion Committee”


“This week’s Capitol Update is with Rep. Brooke Greene of Boise. She is a member of the Equitable Assessment of Costs of Medicaid Expansion Interim Committee. The committee met for the first time on Monday (6/17/2019). The goal of the committee is to explore ways to fund Medicaid Expansion going forward. Currently, the bulk of … Continue reading INTERVIEW: “Capitol Update – Medicaid Expansion Committee”

ARTICLE: “House debates HB 296, the hastily introduced ‘trailer’ bill on initiatives”


Idaho Press Tribune: House debates HB 296, the hastily introduced ‘trailer’ bill on initiatives Excerpt: Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, noted how quickly the bill was introduced yesterday, in a hastily called meeting, never announced on the floor of the House, without notice to the crowd waiting in the House gallery at the time to hear … Continue reading ARTICLE: “House debates HB 296, the hastily introduced ‘trailer’ bill on initiatives”