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Sine Die

Sine Die

Sine DieThe Second Regular Session of the Sixty-fifth Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die on March 20th. Your House Republican Caucus accomplished a lot; passing a conservative balanced budget, increasing education funding, protecting vital statistics, cutting...

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Helping to Battle the Coronavirus

Helping to Battle the Coronavirus

Helping to Battle the Coronavirus Your House Republican Caucus is working to make sure Idaho is ready to battle the coronavirus. Thursday, we passed Senate Bill 1400 with a unanimous vote. The legislation approves a request from Governor Brad Little for $2 million to...

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Conservative Budgeting

Conservative Budgeting

Happy Idaho Day! On Wednesday, we celebrated Idaho Day across the Capitol and the State. The relatively new holiday honors all that's great about Idaho and is held on the anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln created the Idaho Territory in 1863. The...

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Cutting Environmental Red Tape

Cutting Environmental Red Tape

Cutting Environmental Red Tape Speaker of the House Scott Bedke and Governor Brad Little talked to White House officials on Thursday. They shared Idaho's experience with the National Environmental Policy Act, and showed staunch support for President Donald Trump's...

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Improving Behavioral Health

Improving Behavioral Health

Improving Behavioral Health Caucus members are working to improve access to behavioral health in Idaho. They gathered Wednesday with Governor Brad Little and Idaho Supreme Court Justices to sign documents establishing and supporting the Idaho Behavioral Health...

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Property Tax Relief

Property Tax Relief

Beef, It's What's Helping Drive Our Economy The Idaho Cattle Association’s Annual Legislative Luncheon drew quite a crowd to the Capitol rotunda on Monday. Three members of the Caucus are former Presidents of the ICA; Rep. Laurie Lickley, Rep. Jerald Raymond, and...

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Reducing Traffic Congestion

Reducing Traffic Congestion

Reducing Traffic Congestion Did you have a rough morning commute? Dreading the drive home? We hear you, and are working on a solution to help! Your Idaho House of Representatives passed House Bill 325 by an overwhelming 52-18 vote on Monday. The legislation, sponsored...

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Trying to Right Wrongs

Trying to Right Wrongs

Trying to Right Wrongs Wednesday, the House Judiciary & Rules committee introduced legislation that would compensate people who wrongfully spend years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. “When somebody is sent to prison we take away their most fundamental...

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Tax Relief for Idaho Families

Tax Relief for Idaho Families

Defining Hemp This week, Representative Dorothy Moon worked with Senator Mary Souza to introduce a bill to improve hemp regulation in the state of Idaho. Senate Bill 1241 revises a definition and defines terms to provide an exception for hemp containing .3 percent or...

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Rules Review Intensifies

Rules Review Intensifies

Packed Rooms for Rules Review We saw packed committee rooms throughout the Capitol this week, as the important work of rules review continued. We're approving the cutting of thousands of unneeded and burdensome regulations, while also rejecting some new rules that...

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The Session Begins

The Session Begins

The State of the State Address The 2020 Legislative Session kicked off with the State of the State Address from Governor Brad Little on the floor of the House of Representatives. There was a lot to like. First off, it's been since 2014 that we've been presented a...

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