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”

REP. GREEN: The Voter Revenge Act – An Attack On a Constitutional Right


Last week, Senators in the State Affairs Committee voted on Senate Bill 1159 that would make it nearly impossible for a voter initiative to get on the ballot. The legislation almost doubles the signatures required (from 6% to 10% of registered voters) and increases the number of districts from which signatures are needed (previous law … Continue reading REP. GREEN: The Voter Revenge Act – An Attack On a Constitutional Right

REP. GREEN: Standing Up For Medicaid Expansion


My colleagues and I have been advocating for the implementation of the Medicaid expansion the way voters intended. Although we don’t want any restrictions or sideboards, other Representatives have a different idea in mind. In the Health and Welfare Committee, several pieces of legislation have been presented that would create work requirements for citizens applying … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Standing Up For Medicaid Expansion

REP. GREEN: HB 277, Medicaid Sideboard Bill


HB 277, Medicaid sideboard bill was just rushed to floor for debate from the 2nd reading calendar. Rules were suspended. At the same time we all just received, on our desk, clarification of the confusing fiscal note that was introduced in the hearing yesterday. In short, The Idaho GOP shoved a bill through in four … Continue reading REP. GREEN: HB 277, Medicaid Sideboard Bill

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