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: 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: 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

REP. GREEN: Gerrymandering Constitutional Amendment


This last week, HJR 2, a bill for a constitutional amendment to add a 7th member to the redistricting commission by the executive branch, was introduced in the Idaho House. HJR 2 would be extremely dangerous since it would change Idaho’s balanced redistricting commission into a partisan-leaning one ripe for gerrymandering. When it was reviewed … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Gerrymandering Constitutional Amendment

ARTICLE: “Idaho Democrats protest State Affairs hearing”


Local News Channel 8: Idaho Democrats protest State Affairs hearing Excerpt: “Our most important job is to represent the people of Idaho,” said Rep. Brooke Green (D), of Boise. “The committee hearing for this bill was extremely suspect.  A last-minute hearing on a Friday for a bill this impactful is irresponsible. The individuals who voted … Continue reading ARTICLE: “Idaho Democrats protest State Affairs hearing”