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: 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

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: 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