2017 Week 2 Legislative Report, January 9 to January 13

The 64th Idaho Legislature opened on January 9th. The Legislature listened to the State of the State address by Govern Otter.  His primary focus was on education funding which I basically support.  The governor proposed limited tax relief.  I believe we should do more and will be involved in discussions regarding this issue.   Barbara

2017 Week 1 Legislative Report, Dec 1 and 2

December 1, 2016 the First Session of the 64th Idaho Legislature convened at 9;00 AM. After the oath of office was administered to the 70 members of the House of Representatives, Scott Bedke of Oakley was elected Speaker of the House of the 64th Idaho Legislature. The Speaker then chose the Chairmen of committees and

Issue Updates from the 2016 Session

Education The legislature began on January 11, 2016. The strengthening economy allowed the Legislature to address areas of vital interest to Idahoans such as the state’s public education system. Public schools received its second consecutive 7.4% increase in funding. The K-12 budget was increased by 7.4% and higher education received an increase of 8.0%. Increases

2016 Legislative Report–Week 2, Jan 15 – Jan 19

The committees have basically finished the rules review and are now considering legislative bills. Rule docket 11-0501-1401 governing Alcohol Beverage Control was rejected by the House Judiciary and Rules Committee.  You can see this rule here. Several Tax bills were reported out of the Revenue and Taxation Committee: H344 relating to property tax H 345

2016 Legislature Report—Week 1, January 11 – 15, 2016

The 2016 Session of the Idaho State Legislature is off to a slow but steady start. The first item of business on January 11, 2016 was the State of the State message from the Governor.   In his address, Governor Otter laid out his policy and budget proposals including increased funding for education.  You can read his

Meeting the People of District 21

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Representative Dayley, along with several other legislators and Boy Scouts, spent several hours going door-to-door, meeting citizens in District 21. The group met at Garbanzos Pizza on Lake Hazel Road. The scouts were able to visit with the legislators and complete one of the requirements for their Citizenship Merit Badge.

Kuna Candidate Forum

On May 1, 2014, Representative Dayley attended a candidate forum at the Kuna Grange #59 hall in Kuna. Several candidates from Legislative Districts 21 and 22 were in attendance. The candidates were given time to explain their candidacy. The moderator, Don Johnson, asked questions regarding legislative issues such as schools, budget, and health care. There

The Annual Meridian Go With The Flow Tour

The Annual Meridian Go With The Flow Tour

The Annual Meridian Go With The Flow Water Tour is scheduled for June 5, 2014. Having participated in this tour I would highly recommend it to everyone. It is easy to get the idea that delivery and processing of our water just happens. This annual tour is an excellent opportunity for all to see how

District 21’s 2014 Legislative Report Meeting

On April 28 at 6pm at the Ada County Library, the District 21 Representatives met with constitutes to give their regular review of the actions taken in the recent 2014 Legislative Session. Senator Cliff Bayer, Representative Steve Harris, and Representative Thomas Dayley reported on some of the important issues this year including items discussed in their

Medical Care in Idaho

Medical Care in Idaho Introduction It is important to remember the Legislature has not now nor in the past abandoned making provisions for medical care to uninsured Idahoans. Indeed, Idaho initiated a process to handle this in the early 1980’s. However, this program, Medicaid and all medical programs such as the expansion of Medicaid now

Interm Natural Resources Committee

The Interm Natural Resources Committee authorized by the Legislature in 2013 will be continuing its review of resource issues preparing a report for a presentation to the Legislature in 2015. If interested, you may continue to follow the activities of this committee online. You can see the announcements of the future meetings and attend the

ISU meridian Health Science center

ISU meridian Health Science center

April 25, 2014 the Idaho State University held an open house and reception at the Meridian Health Science Center.  It was great to see the progress of everything including the pharmacy, physician Assistants, and nursing training facilities.  The future Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Lab, Cadaver Lab, and Bioskills and Virtual Lab will also be

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