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”

ARTICLE: “House OKs 2 bills that toughen Idaho initiative process”


Idaho Statesman: House OKs 2 bills that toughen Idaho initiative process Excerpt: “That is not democracy, that is not a republic,” said Democratic Rep. John Gannon. “This is tyranny when four legislative districts can prevent a vote.” Democratic Rep. Brooke Green noted that since 2013 only two initiatives have made it on the ballot, and … Continue reading ARTICLE: “House OKs 2 bills that toughen Idaho initiative process”

REP. GREEN: Medicaid Expansion Restriction Bill Hearing


Representative John Vander Woude introduced a bill on Monday that proposed establishing work requirements for Medicaid Expansion and creating null and void principles that are sensitive to any change in funding for the program. This bill would have made the program, that a majority of Idahoans support, susceptible to cancellation. Medicaid Expansion should not face … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Medicaid Expansion Restriction Bill Hearing

REP. GREEN: First Climate Change Hearing in Idaho Legislature


Thank you to Rep. Rubel and Mason along with the Energy, Environment, and Technology Committee for holding the legislature’s first exploratory hearing on climate change. This is a huge step in discussing and recognizing the impact that climate change has on Idaho’s lands and natural resources. I look forward to working with my colleagues on … Continue reading REP. GREEN: First Climate Change Hearing in Idaho Legislature

REP. GREEN: Debate regarding the Christian Persecution Resolution


Commotion on the house floor following heated debate regarding the Christian Persecution Resolution. A special welcome extended to the Five clergymen/women who filled our gallery representing a multitude of faiths. The Christian Persecution bill sends the wrong message from our chamber body that one religions persecution carries a heavier weight then all the religions facing … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Debate regarding the Christian Persecution Resolution

ARTICLE: “Resolution decrying Christian persecution heads to House floor”


Post Register: Resolution decrying Christian persecution heads to House floor Excerpt: Green said her husband, who is an Ada County sheriff’s deputy and the department’s liaison to Boise’s refugee community, has had to stand guard at the local mosque before due to threats. “It does exist,” Green said. “This resolution brings forward and says Christians … Continue reading ARTICLE: “Resolution decrying Christian persecution heads to House floor”