Keep Public Lands in Public Hands

As many as 2000 people rallied today to support public use and ownership of public lands.  Many  went inside the Statehouse which is often referred to as the “Peoples House”.   Please visit any time and please don’t hesitate to express your views.

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Jury Pay

Jury Pay has been a minimum daily $10 plus mileage since 1968. Government and some private employees get their full salary while serving, but the daily $10 is a hardship for others.  In 2013,  with a Republican co-sponsor, I proposed a bill to allow counties to pay up to $50 a day, which passed, but only a few  counties do so. Just think about how much County Commissioner,  Judge, and attorneys pay has increased since 1968.  In 2015 I proposed a bill for $50 a …

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Clean Water and Open Space for Boise

Recently, I was happy to canvass for the Open Space and Clean Water levy on two Saturdays. Preservation of our open space is something we can leave for future generations as the Treasure Valley experiences population growth. I will continue to advocate that planners pay attention to the Central Bench because we have a lot of density and only a few open spaces left.

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