Lets Get Child Support Issue Resolved

John’s daughter in law ELva had this to say about the legislature’s failure to enact the international reciprocal child support legislation:

“Our budget planning relies on my two children’s child support that is paid to H & W by their out of state dad. This legislative mess is another burden and headache that my family doesn’t need. Get this straightened out for me, my kids, and everyone. The Legislature should solve problems, not create them.”

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INVEST EXCESS ENDOWMENT PROFIT IN OUR KIDS & MENTAL HEALTH

The $330 million in total earnings for the Idaho State Endowment Fund in fiscal year 2014 wasn’t great news for our kids, corrections and mental health treatment. Instead the money was placed in the 1.8 billion stock and investment fund for the money managers to manage. The Fund is now up from an $800 million balance 10 years ago.

But, this windfall isn’t trickling down to benefit Idaho kids, corrections and mental health beneficiaries. The Endowment paid last September …

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Gannon Calls for Greater Education Funding

This year, I voted against the K-12 education budget because school spending is still $40 million below spending in the 2008-2009 academic year.  Since 2008, Idaho school districts have experienced a 5% increase in student enrollment, a 25% increase in school district health insurance premium costs, a Persi contribution increase, and some inflation.  I made these points on the House Floor during debate and in discussions with the media. For more information, check out the link below.  

Lawmaker: K-12 budget a ‘dismal failure’

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