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

Idaho’s Behavioral Health Council


A year ago this month, my best friend, Jessica, experienced a harrowing mental health crisis that – despite the efforts of her closest friends and family to navigate a deeply broken system – culminated in her taking her own life. The incredibly challenging system in Idaho does not make essential mental health resources easily accessible … Continue reading Idaho’s Behavioral Health Council

Stronger Families, Stronger Students


As of this week, families in Idaho can apply for federal grants to assist with at-home learning. These grants are intended to help families cover the cost of materials for remote learning. If your family has spent money on the transition to online learning, you can seek reimbursements or grants to help cover the costs. … Continue reading Stronger Families, Stronger Students

Idaho Press: Idaho District 18 Candidate Survey


Q: 1. What do you hope to accomplish if elected? Brooke Green: I am committed to addressing our mounting behavioral health crisis. After losing my best friend to suicide this past year, I stand firm that our system needs an overhaul to help our communities. I continue to support improvements to Idaho’s infrastructure. This will … Continue reading Idaho Press: Idaho District 18 Candidate Survey

“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