ARTICLE: “House panel OKs bill to ensure polling places stay in schools”


Idaho State Journal: House panel OKs bill to ensure polling places stay in schools Excerpt: Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, spoke in support of the bill, expressing that she has confidence in Idaho’s law enforcement and school districts to “do what is necessary to provide security and safety for the children,” as well as confident clerks … Continue reading ARTICLE: “House panel OKs bill to ensure polling places stay in schools”

REP. GREEN: SB1159, the Revenge on Voters Act, is scheduled for a vote tomorrow


SB1159, the Revenge on Voters Act, is scheduled for a vote tomorrow 3/20 at 8 am in Senate State Affairs Committee. Conveniently this is also the same time as the hearing on HB277 in House Health & Welfare, a bill that adds work requirements & restrictions to Medicaid Expansion. We need power in numbers, if … Continue reading REP. GREEN: SB1159, the Revenge on Voters Act, is scheduled for a vote tomorrow

INTERVIEW: “Freshman Looks Back At Her Year”


NPR: This week we head back to the Statehouse to chat with freshman Rep. Brooke Green (D-Boise). We talked to her in the first podcast this season about being brand new to the job. Now we find out how it’s going several months into the session, and what she learned along the way. “What I … Continue reading INTERVIEW: “Freshman Looks Back At Her Year”

REP. GREEN: Idaho Supports Our Veterans


This week, my memorial about veterans reproductive health passed the Senate unanimously! I am excited to announce that this memorial will call on the federal government to include fertility treatment in VA healthcare. If veterans are wounded in combat, one would expect their healthcare to be covered when they return. However, under current law, veterans … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Idaho Supports Our Veterans

REP. GREEN: Bill Protecting First Responders Signed by the Governor


Every night when I get home, I listen to what my husband deals with day-in and day-out. As the spouse of a first responder, I have heard stories of the intense psychological trauma that first responders are exposed to on a daily basis. Sadly, this trauma doesn’t just go away. Rather it builds up and … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Bill Protecting First Responders Signed by the Governor

ARTICLE: “Veteran Fertility Memorial Clears the Senate”


Fox News Radio: Veteran Fertility Memorial Clears the Senate Excerpt: “When I found out that the VA was not covering fertility treatments for injured veterans, I was shocked and disappointed,” Boise lawmaker Rep. Brooke Green said in a prepared statement. “When a soldier goes to combat, they should expect to come home and be taken … Continue reading ARTICLE: “Veteran Fertility Memorial Clears the Senate”

REP. GREEN: Serving Those Who Serve Us – A Huge Thank You


Last year, more first responders died from suicide than in the line of duty. That is why I am extremely grateful that, on February 28th, the House passed the first responder Post Traumatic Stress Injury bill. This bill would give workers compensation to first responders for treatment for psychological trauma. Previously, this compensation was only … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Serving Those Who Serve Us – A Huge Thank You

ARTICLE: “Gun Bills – One Dead, One Alive”


Bonner County Daily Bee: Gun Bills – One Dead, One Alive Excerpt: The guns-in-schools legislation, introduced Feb. 26 in House State Affairs by Rep. Chad Christensen, R-Ammon, was approved by the committee for printing after a discussion that included pushback from Boise Democrats Reps. John Gannon and Brooke Green. Rep. Green, whose husband is in … Continue reading ARTICLE: “Gun Bills – One Dead, One Alive”

ARTICLE: “First responder PTSD bill resoundingly passes House, goes to governor”


Idaho State Journal: First responder PTSD bill resoundingly passes House, goes to governor Excerpt: Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, whose husband is an Ada County sheriff’s deputy, said, “They can’t unsee it, they can’t unfeel it, and they cannot unsmell it. … These men and women, they don’t seek help easily, they don’t admit when there’s … Continue reading ARTICLE: “First responder PTSD bill resoundingly passes House, goes to governor”

ARTICLE: “Guns in schools – Opponents fill Capitol as school concealed carry bill is introduced”


Idaho State Journal: Guns in schools – Opponents fill Capitol as school concealed carry bill is introduced Excerpt: Christensen said his intention, if the bill were to pass, would be that local law enforcement would work with school districts on safety training and build relationships with teachers. Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, whose husband is an … Continue reading ARTICLE: “Guns in schools – Opponents fill Capitol as school concealed carry bill is introduced”