2% Employee Pay Increase Inadequate

The proposed 2% merit pay state employee increase often doesn’t even cover increased rents or property taxes.The State is not broke. For example, internet sales tax money is put in a special fund, not included to replace lost sales taxes from “brick and mortar” businesses. I am proposing an additional temporary 2% increase to remain as long as the housing crisis continues. You may have other ideas too. I urge you to contact legislators and share this with state employees that are concerned. Comments can …

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United States Air Force F-35 EIS Contact for Comments

The United States Air Force has issued its draft Environmental Impact Study concerning the bedding of 18 F-35’s at Gowen Field at the Boise Airport. You can comment on the report at the following link until September 27, 2019. Your voice is always important.


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Jurors in Lengthy Trials Get Pay Raise

My bill to raise jury pay with state funding from the insulting $10 a day to $50 a day for lengthy jury trials passed this session. People compelled to serve by law should at least receive minimum wage and after several tries: progress. Now it is up to the County to find money to increase pay for others who serve. They deserve it. (I am posting this because someone wants me to take a break from the medicaid initiative – which BTW needs volunteers in …

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