Representatives Jim Addis, Wendy Horman, and Mike Moyle introduced legislation to increase transparency on how your tax dollars are being spent. House Bill 73 would make it easier to compare the financial data for counties, cities, urban renewal agencies, and all other local districts. It would also enhance public access to education providers’ financial data and ensure uniform auditing of health district finances. The bill would also create a committee to help those local ag
Your Idaho House Republican Caucus is working on more legislation to protect your rights. Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Jason Monks introduced legislation this week that would protect the separation and balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches of government. It would ensure that all Idahoans have the right to work, provide for their families, and that they can contribute to the economy during an emergency disaster declaration. Constitutional rights gu
Transportation & Defense Committee Chair Rep. Joe Palmer introduced a bill to improve the roads and bridges you drive on every day. House Bill 133 would amend the Transportation Expansion and Congestion Mitigation (TECM) Program to provide for additional funds for Idaho’s roads and bridges. It increases the 1% sales tax already used to bond for TECM projects to 3%, but not less than $45 million, for bonding purposes. It also allows for local governments to participate in bond
"Monday, your House Republican Caucus members kept working to restore a system of true checks and balances with the introduction of House Bill 33. The proposed legislation allows for the review of District Board of Health actions, decisions, or orders by the appropriate board of county commissioners, upon the request of an adversely affected party. Under this bill, first and second public health violations would be reduced to infractions with fines no higher than $50 for indi
"Recently, your House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Concurrent Resolution 2 with a vote of 55-15.
This critical piece of legislation moves to lift the restriction on groups of 10 or more under the Governor's Emergency Declaration. While some of those limits were relaxed a little last week, HCR 2 presses to eliminate them. "We got 40% of our First Amendment rights back. With the passage of this legislation we are making it very clear that we want 100% of our