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And here we go !!

This is the first blog of the session.  I would invite you to check back on this space often, as the attempt to blog more frequently than in the past is the goal here in 2016. A few housekeeping items: … Continue reading

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Pass the Salt….

  I have entered my 29th legislative session this last week.  It has been a privilege to work within the government, and trying to help shape policy that benefits highway districts, and vis a vie…the citizens of this state.  I … Continue reading

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Lots going on…

Friday is pretty much a day that most of the legislators head home right after the gavel hits to adjourn. So afternoons are pretty much a chance to get caught up at the office. I am making a couple of … Continue reading

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Taxation – it’s not personal

Tax is one of those words that conjures up great debate at cocktail parties. People hate taxes, and most people hate the entity that employs them, which would be the government. Most of us have no idea how much we … Continue reading

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And we begin…

As 2013 begins, thoughts turn to the legislative arena that opens January 7. This year several significant issues will be decided by the Idaho Legislature that could dramatically effect highway districts and other taxing entities. Primarily, most of our legislative … Continue reading

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Rich in History

The ability of the citizenship to stand up and protest the government is one of the cornerstones of liberty.  Protest, in the vernacular of politics, is the catalyst of change in direction of government policy. Indeed, American politics is rife … Continue reading

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And it begins…

“I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare … Continue reading

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IX Nay to the comments

I had to make a somewhat Leninisk move a couple of days ago.  In some ways it was fun, I can see now why using power is so much fun. But on the other hand, i really had wanted some … Continue reading

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Election Consolidation Redux

One of the more interesting aspects of crafting legislation, is that no matter how clear you write something, there exists the possibility that you may , indeed, end up creating a whole new set of collateral problems. This is known … Continue reading

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Friends in High Places

I printed two, relatively complicated, bills this week in the House Ways and Means committee. This special committee meets at the call of the Chairman, and it is reserved usually for really, really important stuff. I rarely use this committee, … Continue reading

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