Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Wishing all of you a safe, prosperous and happy New Year! If you're out tonite, please don't drink and drive, I'd like to see you next year!
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Thanks to Mayor Tammy for taking time to meet with me today to discuss legislative issues of priority for Meridian and Idaho cities...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Home! We snuck away for a week in St. Lucia for Christmas. Exhausted and relaxed all at the same time, will answer emails/vmails tomorrow!
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Finally looks like we might get a skiff of snow in Meridian, was wondering if we were going to be overlooked this year! Plow at the ready!
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Monday, December 26, 2011

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Had a nice Skype vid chat with the kids in Virginia Beach last night, just we were in the same room! Hope all had a great Christmas...
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

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Wishing all my friends and family a very Merry Christmas. Share the day with your family and friends... or with someone in need.
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

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On this Christmas eve, consider those that are around the world "on watch" keeping us all safe from harms way. Thanks to our US Military!
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Friday, December 23, 2011

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Taking some time to read Clancy's latest "Locked On". Classic Clancy, great read... his books always make you think, some of his stuff is so very accurate, it makes you wonder about the stuff you don't know goes on in the world.
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No tricks here, how informed are you about our world? lnk.nu/pewresearch.org/1vq7.php
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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I have always done what business I can with our local Zamzows because they are local and do good things for the community. I can't thank them enough for what they are doing (unsolicited by the way) for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation. If you need a Christmas tree or just want to donate, please stop by at one of their stores.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Had a good meeting with the Treasure Valley Chamber Alliance this morning, it was good to see that we are all pretty much on the same sheet of music. My only concern is that it appears their root of support for some ideas were more due to fear of federal intervention. I prefer supporting ideas that are right for Idaho and our citizens, not because I'm afraid of a federal brow beating...
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Monday, December 19, 2011

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In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~Thomas Jefferson
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Friday, December 16, 2011

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Quite a day: JFAC with lots of numbers regarding everything from substance abuse to corrections to Parks and Recreation and topped it off with a wonderful evening at the Idaho House with the Gov and First Lady and lots of visitors, even Ester Simplot the original owner of the home came to enjoy the decorations and get to know the WyWF program... thanks all for coming and what you do for our heros.
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An American Hero who might not be Time's Man of the Year, but he's mine! www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,2880....html
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

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JFAC meeting: We have a 40% risk of a double dip, recovery is not solid. DFM projected a ~6.7% increase, but we are currently looking at ~4.4% increase over our last Jan. projections which will allow us to likely cover statutory budget increases and some things we've had to put off, but not much I fear. Rainy day funds (IMHO) must be replenished ASAP. More tomorrow!
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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JFAC meeting starts early tomorrow. Looking at replacing a lot of one-time money from last years budget, I see the rest going to growth with little left for much else unless the economy picks back up.
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Leadership is action, not position. ~ [unknown]
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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House Attache' interviews tomorrow as well as a meeting with Vet Services and many Vet Organization reps to discuss proposed statute changes
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Monday, December 12, 2011

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Just learned that one of the greatest Navy Captains I ever worked for passed yesterday. Capt. Howie Ehret was a brilliant leader, my he RIP
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Friday, December 9, 2011

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Interesting breakfast meeting this morning with the leadership at CWI. Fastest growing Jr. College in US history, looking at 9 to 10k students this spring!
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Busy day working on campaign & legislation. Finished with a great Wyakin Volunteer Orientation meeting at the new BSU Vet Service Center...
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Had a meeting this morning with quite a number of Ada County movers and shakers in the veteran's world working together to fix veteran issues before they start. This group gets it!
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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In tribute to our Greatest Generation and the new one now being forged: "To those in our Navy’s uniform today, you are wearing the history of our Navy. It is the men and women that stood against the rising sun of tyranny that are honored today. Yet, it is in you that their memory is best remembered. You are America’s Navy, you must carry the torch first lit in 1775, and rekindled on this day 70 years ago. It is to you that America looks, longing for leadership, yearning for direction, and searching for security. Remember always, the history of our Navy is not who we were, or where we have been. The history of our Navy is who we are, and where we are sailing." HMCM (ret) Lyle Lookingbill
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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I can't tell you how refreshing it was to see the progress made in both ITD and ACHD from 5 years ago when I got involved in the Legislature. This is a great example of successful change management within both of these organizations. Thanks to Dir. Ness (ITD) and Dir. Wong (ACHD) for their leadership.
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Transportation day for me. Updates from ITD and ACHD to better understand our current situations before session starts...
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

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The BCS is so broken.... It's completely about money. Those in it for the game should boycott the BCS & create a league that allows greatness to bubble to the top as it should!
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Saturday, December 3, 2011

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Biggest BSU Wyakin Warrior Tailgate in our history! Who else has free massage chairs at their tailgates? Thanks to Three Oaks Academy & Integrative Therapy for their gracious donation of time and talent in making this a very unique and fun tailgate party for our Warriors!
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Friday, December 2, 2011

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Long day: WyWF fundraiser discussions, IMA Healthcare discussions, BSU class on how Legislative committee meetings work, Income Tax reduction discussions in the Gov's office then off to dinner with my bride at Rick's Pressroom before the Meridian Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Good job to all in making our State a better place to live!
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Very informative all day mtg with the Assoc Taxpayers of Idaho. Great snapshot of current revenue for both state and federal situations...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. ~ Eric Hoffer
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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A good article about the Wolf introduction in Idaho where my son and I took some NY Times friends hunting... www.nytimes.com/2009/09/11/us/11wolves.html
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Time to start getting legislative ideas written into draft legislation: Income tax reduction, honoring a local hero and a Constitutional amendment to start this week...
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Back from N. Idaho, great time with my family for Thanksgiving and some hunting. Mom turned 78 Friday, she and Dad are both well and have been happy for 58 years now. What a great relaxing week...
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving... Let's be thankful for good friends and neighbors, the help and joy they've provided and for those service members standing the watch today and everyday keeping us safe.
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

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"Let the Constitution be taught in schools, seminaries and colleges; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, enforced in courts of justice. In short, let it become the political religion of the nation." Abraham Lincoln
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Great working with the Leadership Boise program today, we've got some wonderful folks going through that program. Topped the day with our Idaho Medical Assoc. issues review where we covered quite a number of topics... from our low doctor to patient ratio to healthcare insurance exchanges... My brain, again, hurts.
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Lots of meetings and discussions yesterday from fundraising for the Wyakin Warriors to Legislative Q & A with non-profits put on by the ID Public Health Assoc. Starts again today with Leadership Boise at the Capital!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Spent the morning making good progress on re-writing Idaho's highway access management plan. We are removing those things that impede business with safety as a priority. Have a diversity of key players that are impacted participating in the proposed changes to ensure fairness to the needs of all users of our State transportation system.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Still have one tree holding it's leaves, but today was too nice to pass up raking all the rest, so got it done. Yards put up for the season!
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Friday, November 11, 2011

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Congrats to state Sen. Stegner on his selection as the U of I's Chief Lobbyist... hhhmmm, why do the taxers need a lobbyist for the U of I?
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Enjoyed dinner with the Ada County Farm Bureau last night, Speech at the ID Fire Commissioners Assoc this morning and then honored to be in attendance of the funeral of Rep. Pat Takasugi (ex. Army Ranger). Not a better day to celebrate Pat's life and all he contributed to his country, state and community. He will rest peacefully, he earned it....
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Thank you veterans and your families for your service and sacrifices. Your legacy is our continued 236 years of freedom...
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

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For 236 years our shores have been protected by US Marines. Happy birthday to our Corps and the men and women who've sacrificed and served.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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I was happy to hear the President signed an Exec Order to cut out Gov. Swag... but disgusted it wasn't done 2.5 years ago!
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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The new Christmas Tree Fee/Tax, how's that "hope and change" working now? This is nuts! lnk.nu/blog.heritage.org/1uax
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Just a reminder, if you haven't voted today, please take a few minutes on your way home and do it! If you have, thanks for being involved!
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Monday, November 7, 2011

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To my Chumly and Facebook friends in State Legislatures: A good read about social media ethics in the State Legislatures magazine pg 32-35!
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A good description of the "Occupy" groups:


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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

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BSU playing pretty flat while UNLV is playing a physical 1st half, 21 to 14 BSU. Can UNLV keep up this pace?
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Friday, November 4, 2011

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My Daughter, in training in San Diego, standing by an icon for us that attended bootcamp there. The USS "Neversail" Recruit.


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Good discussion this morning with Meridian Deputy Police Chief about medical marijuana issues, we must use lessons learned in other states!
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Congrats to PNW Arms on their decision to move to Potlatch from Issaquah WA, a good match for the company, their employees and Idaho!
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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So obvious the left wants to run against Romney and are trying to influence the GOP primary. Can they telescope their intentions anymore?
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Good breakfast this morning with a couple of my fav ID Senators catching up on rumors and potential issues and legislation headed our way
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Monday, October 31, 2011

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A large % of your taxes are spent by local elected authorities, vote Nov 8th in your local elections. I voted early, you can as well!
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

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A classic ad for Roger Williams for Congress in TX...


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Friday, October 28, 2011

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We finished putting our WyWF Guest Speaker series together. We've got some great leaders scheduled to motivate/educate our Warriors!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Good partnership with the BSU Alumni center in working out details for a Veteran's Sanctuary within the proposed building, thanks Mark!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Great discussions tonight at the Ada County GOP Central committee meeting about our upcoming Idaho Presidential Caucus!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

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These pages of the Fiscal Facts book show Idaho revenue and appropriations from all sources of revenue (includes federal Dollars) legislature.idaho.gov/budget/publications/PDFs/Fis...s.pdf
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The 2011 Idaho Fiscal Facts book is now avail online. I will start listing pages of general interest and answer questions as I can. legislature.idaho.gov/budget/publications/PDFs/Fis...s.pdf
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Good meeting yesterday with the ABATE rep on potential upcoming Distracted Driving bills and how to get involved...
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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It's reported the President now needs a bill to remove the "Class Act" out of Obamacare, REPEALING Obamacare would be the real "Class Act"!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

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Nice to talk to Sen. Steve Bair today about our ATV Task-force efforts, topped the day with a great meeting with the local Mentors of our Wyakin Warriors!
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The data clearly shows Texting and Driving cause accidents, lives are lost. Spread the word: www.facebook.com/pages/Just-DONT/174348475914964
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

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What a great Navy Day Ball in Boise this evening! It's good to sit down with shipmates from 90 to 18, hear their stories and share a meal!
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

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A note to my conservative friends who are following the GOP Presidential Candidate races:

Remember that our primaries around the country are to distill that candidate that WE want to run against President Obama. I would advise not to get caught up in "who's got the best plan" thing, but be more focused on who has the ability to get the Executive branch working with the Legislative branch for the betterment of our nation. Discussions of plans and past behaviors are an excellent way to determine the core character of a man or woman that is reaching for our vote. We are not electing a "King" who will be able to implement everything he promises, but someone who can lead from the front and be able to ask hard questions and make tough decisions.
We've seen a perfect example of believing one's promises to get elected ("Close Gitmo", "Double Funding for After School Programs", "Increase minimum wage to $9.50/hr", "Pay for the national service plan without increasing the deficit", "Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels", "Give annual State of the World" address","Enact windfall profits tax for oil companies", "Create cap and trade system with interim goals to reduce global warming", "Require plug-in fleet at the White House"... and that list of promises goes on and on). We have 3 branches of government and each of those branches require leadership that understands moving the ball forward is "Hard work" (like peace) and that requires making decisions that will likely even get us conservatives upset at times.... but that's what it's going to take to right this ship.
Campaigning is about not only inspiring your base of supporters to get out and vote, but can also be about dis-incentivizing the base of your opponent to keep them from going to the polls. Example: how will you feel (say, if Gov Romney is our candidate) when the President praises him for creating "Romneycare" in MA and "credits" it as the foundation of "Obamacare"? Do you think that might turn off some conservatives from going to the polls to vote for our candidate (in which case Obama wins)? I think it will, and that's just one example of the risks we need to also focus on when picking our candidate for to run for President... Even if the President's support lags and he sees a reduction of votes from his base, he just needs to keep our candidates base from coming out to vote by discrediting our candidate abilities, background or experience! This could truly be an election of having to hold one's nose for either candidate... if we again let it be that way.
With the funds being raised, I think this is going to be a ugly Presidential election. I would advise you to look for that GOP candidate who has exhibited examples of leadership, success and life experiences and that has the widest base of support with the least amount of risk of losing support from our conservative base when things get ugly. It's a lot to ask of a single man or woman, but we need our best to stand tall and win the Presidency in 2012... our nation's future depends on your involvement and support of who that person will be.
Let's not "eat our young" but get to know these people so to select the best person for this job and then get behind them.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Had some quick discussions today with Gov Otter regarding Tax Reductions as well as his staff. We are all coming together on priorities...
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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At his retirement ceremony last week, Adm Mike Mullen (Chairman, JCS) posed this question: Where do you think America's troops learn how to be so brave?
"In your homes, in your schools, in your communities," he said. "Welcome them back to those places not only with bands and bunting or yellow ribbons, but with the solemn recognition that they have done your bidding." (www.wyakin.org)
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Is it all Bush's fault?.... www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cMnSp4qEXNM&NR=1
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

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Spent a great weekend camping at Ponderosa State Park in McCall. Wonderful fall weather!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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In God We Trust, everyone else needs data! Here's a good example of that data the media seems remiss on covering... www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/30/media-silence-i...-news
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Wow, a conservative running for Boise City Council that actually meets a bi-weekly payroll! www.johnsonboise.com
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Good discussions on Healthcare Insurance Exchanges the last couple days, I'm glad folks are starting to understand we can't continue on the same path!
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Go to Joe's Crab Shack for a delicious dinner this upcoming Tuesday, October 4, 2011, any time between 5 and 11 p.m. and present the attached ticket/coupon to your server. This is not a meeting, just the opportunity to have 10% of your dinner price donated to the Ada County GOP! chumly.com/attachment/4239792
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Friday, September 30, 2011

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Not sure my comments on recent Healthcare Insurance Exchanges were seen on my Facebook page, so will repost them here:

The issue that brought us to "Obamacare" (aka the ACA bill) was that we can no longer afford to continue on the same path we are on for healthcare, we can't continue to do what we've always done, we need a new process. Prices are going up for care by ~2.5% per year... we (private citizens, employers and states) have run out of room to continue these increases.

Obamacare has changed everything, I believe for the worse as it doesn't focus on cost drivers, as well as included mandates for a Federally approved, or run, Healthcare Insurance Exchange program in each State. A resource that would allow a consumer to "shop" for insurance that would fit their situation is a good idea, think of it like an Orbitz website for airline tickets. That's not a bad idea and would create more competition to provide the best prices for the consumers... that said, the Obamacare bill creates many federal strings within the Healthcare Exchange program for it to be "approved" that cause me grave concern over it's cost to our citizens in the long run. First and foremost, it will add ~100,000 more people on the Idaho's Medicare program at costs in the hundreds of millions in state revenue that we don't have nor can afford. It doesn't resolve the cost component of the delivery of healthcare, yet creates another level of bureaucracy that does not address the problem of availability or quality.

I can see value in a properly set up Healthcare Insurance Exchange, but not as a Federal or State run program and certainly not with the use of funds authorized for grants within the Obamacare bill... not when the Idaho State Legislature and Executive branch were the first in the nation to stand tall in opposition to the ACA bill and elected to sue the feds over its implementation. What kind of message do we send the courts when on one hand we are in a legal battle to overturn the bill, while having our other outstretched hand asking for these grants to implement the Obamacare requirements? (Set forth in an arbitrary timeline within the same bill we are trying to overturn!)

I have been studying this issue for months and now have spent the 7 hours yesterday drinking from a firehose learning about the requirements set forth in the bill and the efforts now underway within the Dept. of Insurance and Dept. of Health and Welfare to meet those requirements. I don't see us focused on the issue of cost, delivery, availability and quality to our citizens, rather an effort to meet deadlines and directives in a bill the majority of us believe to be unconstitutional. In a bill that is now before the Supreme Court where it could be overturned. In a bill that all but one of the current Presidential candidates for the 2012 election have vowed to undo. I have concerns that we are trying to create a silk purse out of a pigs ear by rushing to meet the deadlines within this bill and not building what Idaho needs to meet it's challenges of providing good healthcare for Idahoans in the future. If Healthcare Exchanges are a good thing, then let's see a non-profit, or for-profit, business plan for a self sustaining program that can be taken to a bank that would provide a loan or could be bonded to support... I see the state playing a role in some sort of capacity ensuring all providers are treated equally so to provide a level playing field, but not running this program ourselves.... no, this is something the private sector can do much better than government.

We also need to ask Doctors, hospitals, insurance carriers and all those involved in the process of providing healthcare to "open the kimono" enough so that each can understand the others roadblocks to working together to provide cost effective, quality healthcare available to the vast majority of the public.... while still enabling those businesses providing those services to still make a reasonable profit and serve their communities.

Can it be done?
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Making great progress in rewriting the Idaho Transportation Access Management plan for our state highways. The old plan is just not working and is impeding economic development. Also attended a very productive meeting between ACHD and Meridian City leaders in discussions regarding critical decision points for the city split corridor construction.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

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I wished I'd been able to spend more time with this man, he truly is one of my heros: www.militarytimes.com/blogs/broadside/2011/09/29/f...ullen
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Interesting ATV Taskforce meeting at the Capital yesterday, fairly balancing user needs with resources and education of users is key...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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"It's not enough just to replace bad leadership, we must replace bad leadership with good leadership" Tea Party Founder Judson Phillips
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Monday, September 26, 2011

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Under the new redistricting agreement, it looks like I will be located in the new Western Ada county and Kuna areas with John V and Russ F!
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Great weekend camping at CJ Strike. Too windy to take the boat out, but found a couple fish at the dock!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Attended a good mid-year brief from ACHD then the awards ceremony for the official "End of Chip Seal" season! Good job to all the crews!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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A lot of interesting tours yesterday on the Southern Legislative tour. Did you know we have a huge poly bag recycle plant in Jerome?
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Monday, September 19, 2011

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Cool tour of Clear Springs Foods last evening. They raise ~7 million lbs of Trout at any one time here in Idaho to ship all over the nation!
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

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Good volunteer/mentor training and then a great "get to know you" potluck with Wyakin Warrior mentors, volunteers and our Warriors today!
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Friday, September 16, 2011

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Time for Bronco Nation to fire up! Channel 206 on DirecTV (ESPN)
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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From an old shipmate: "How much coke did charlie sheen do? Enough to kill 2 and a half men." Thanks for the laugh Bob!
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Great meetings today with our Wyakin Warrior team. Warriors are in class and we are looking at now opening a Veterans Service Center at BSU!
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Monday, September 12, 2011

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One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. ~ Dennis Peer
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

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What a great ceremony at the Idaho Veteran's Memorial today. 54 Idahoans have given their lives since 9-11-01 in service to all of us, remembering them and those that continue to protect our way of life is the least we can do...
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Friday, September 9, 2011

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JFAC August Report:


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Some great meetings yesterday, in particular our efforts on Veteran and Idaho suicide/crisis hotlines. We are making some great progress!
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

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August state revenues missed projections by $8.7m (4.4% short).


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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US Debt visualized, this should scare all of us! usdebt.kleptocracy.us
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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Wonderful service for Kevin Orr of Kuna, saw lots of my old AMAT friends. We were a big family "back in the day". Rest well my friend...
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Monday, September 5, 2011

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Spent a great weekend in Cascade topped by a dinner with our friend Ken Roberts on Saturday. He is one busy fella!
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Friday, September 2, 2011

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Kevin and I worked together for many years, we were good friends. He was a good man... in God's hands now. www.idahostatesman.com/2011/09/01/1782606/fatal-cr....html
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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The more I listen to and learn about Herman Cain, the more I like him and the fact he carries no baggage into the Presidential race: video.foxnews.com/v/1137957804001/cain-on-dems-vs-...-jobs
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My Mom & Dad in Orofino Idaho for their 58th wedding anniversary, so proud of them!


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Only in American can one be adopted from Vietnam as baby and grow up to work alongside the Chairman of JCS: vietnam.usembassy.gov/pr083011.html
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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You cut taxes to allow business to re-invest in their business and hire people. Cutting taxes while at the same time removing exemptions would just make business pay their tax liability out of another pocket with no real benefit to business as a whole (which should be the goal). Real impact would be cutting the 7.8% individual income tax that the majority of small business pays. Small business in Idaho employ way more people than do those that file under the corporate income tax rate of 7.6%.

If you want to cut exemptions so the state gets out of the business of picking winners and losers, that's another issue altogether and should not be coupled with the discussion of income tax reduction. Put them together and all we do is tread more "economic" water, because the tax liability at the end of the day for business would not change.
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...and again, the Statesman gets it wrong:www.idahostatesman.com/2011/08/30/1777914/the-righ...k=twt
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Monday, August 29, 2011

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A powerful 60 second video...
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Watch out for Meridian kids heading for school today, give 'em a brake on your way to work please...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Had a very good discussion with Gov Otter today regarding budgets, revenue and taxes. We have some common direction...
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Breaking News: President Obama has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred on a rare fault-line, apparently known as "Bush's Fault".
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Jobs in Meridian: doctor's office, office mgr & p-t receptionist. Email scottfa1@hotmail.com.
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Monday, August 22, 2011

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Interesting discussions today regarding Eagle Road medians, speed and access for businesses...
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Friday, August 19, 2011

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More coverage on our 1st class of Wyakin Warriors in Idaho: www.kivitv.com/news/128106558.html
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Great discussion this morning about the issues surrounding the Endowment Lands of Idaho. Also a great meeting of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation Board of Directors. Tomorrow we induct our Pathfinder class into the WyWF program at the Governor's Mansion!
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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I watched the Presidents speech today telling us how he's "got a job plan" that he will unveil in Sept., after his vacation. I suspect the unemployed are not really feeling that "hope and change" love....
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Monday, August 15, 2011

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As stated at CNBC, I do believe we need to use surplus (after statutory spending) to buy down our income tax rates in Idaho: www.cnbc.com/id/44152790
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...and the final vid on the Magruder crossing:


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Part 2 of our Magruder Corridor trip through the Frank Church and Bitterroot Wilderness areas.


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Here's the 1st vid of our trip across Magruder road (part 1).


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Friday, August 12, 2011

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... Why doesn't the United States invade the United States and win the hearts and minds of the population by building roads, bridges and putting locals to work?... (thanks to Barry Hester for his wit)
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Idaho July revenue just a bit higher than anticipated. The monthly wrap-up and FY year to date totals:www.dfm.idaho.gov/Publications/EAB/GFRR/GFRR2012/G...1.pdf
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Very busy week: Multiple Wyakin Warrior Foundation meetings including with our fav team from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ATV Task Force, Dir. ITD, local business owners regarding upcoming construction plans for Eagle and Fairview, Meridian Chamber, American Red Cross, Ada County GOP.... whew, glad this week is coming to an end!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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Very interesting discussions this morning at the ATV Task Force on user and trail management. Lots of confusion amongst users and managers
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Monday, August 8, 2011

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It truly saddens me that our President still doesn't understand how our Government process works, his inexperience is now undeniable.
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the lost SPECWAR team members lost yesterday. Let's not only think about them when they are gone, we are in the longest war in US history, keep them all in your thoughts and prayers always please...
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

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My buddy Jack Kings and I have been out on our own "Jeep Safari" into Idaho's wilderness, so I've have been out of touch for a few days. Will try to catch up on vmails/emails and FB stuff soon and will post pictures as well. We had a great trip through the Bitterroot and Frank Church Wilderness as well as the Custer road out of Challis to Sunbeam: www.legendsofamerica.com/id-bonanzacuster.html
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires
every citizen to prove they are insured ....
but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."
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I'm positive that there are gaps and inaccuracies, however, this is an excellent read: www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/08/08/110808fa_fa...e=all
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Monday, August 1, 2011

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As many of you know, we've selected our Pathfinder class of wounded vets for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation's BSU/CWI education program. We are seeking volunteers to help our veterans at both BSU and CWI. If you think you might be able to spare some time to help bring these heros back into the civilian world go to our volunteer page and apply: www.wyakin.org/how-to-help/volunteering
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Questions about Idaho or it's governance? Go to the Idaho Blue Book online: www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/bluebook.htm
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Glad this weekend is over, way too many things went South on us! Time to study up for an upcoming ATV regulations meeting...
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Productive meeting this morning on the State Interoperability Exec Council. We've made a ton of progress in getting all of our 1st responders the capability of communicating. We are finishing up some of the backbone that will also increase the bandwidth/capabilities of the Idaho Education Network as well!
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Always good to have a chat over a good cup of joe with my friend and assist Meridian Police Chief, Tracy Basterrechea. We are very lucky to have such a great team in our Meridian PD... I've got to make time to do another ride-along with them, it's always eye opening regarding the things they do to keep us safe.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Way too much coffee today at various meetings. I didn't ever think I could drink too much, wrong. Good meetings regarding MDC, Teacher recognition and PTA concerns about Idaho's Endowment Land management.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

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Put the misters up today, sure makes a huge difference when it's 100' with 11% humidity!
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Poor Patty has been suffering from a fever and sore throat all weekend, doc says she's got some sort of infection. :-(
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Friday, July 22, 2011

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Got Ken's pump pulled and the McCall Pump dude got it replaced, got the trailer/boat train home and ran over to pick up the new awning. My good friend Jack Kings and I spent the rest of the day installing it... the trailer is now complete and ready to rumble!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Well the final FY11 state revenue numbers are in, we are up ~$85.3m for the end of the year! Most of that (~$60M) will be available for local school boards use this evening. Meridian School District will get an extra ~$7.1m, Boise will get ~$5.1M (all based on student load) that is the result of our bill to ensure that end of FY11 year extra went to education for use in FY12!
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Monday, July 11, 2011

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We were found by a nice Border Collie at the Meridian Shelter today... she's about 5 and seemed to want us to take her home. Will be nice to have a good dog around the house again. We've had great luck with dogs from the shelters, if you are in the market, please take a look!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

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Attended a wonderful service for Mary Jo Roberts, she and Ken raised a great family. Then spent the rest of the weekend camped at Cascade lake, some nice down time and bike riding with my sweetie...
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Friday, July 8, 2011

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Attended an interesting meeting last night regarding "Real Money". An effort to provide incentive for folks to use silver and gold coins in local business transactions.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Had a long conversation and interview with a BBC production/video crew today regarding the Idaho Wolf situation. They are making a 2 hour documentary on how this situation is changing the West.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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For those interested: The funeral for Mary Jo Roberts will be held Saturday, July 9, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Donnelly Bible Church, Donnelly, ID. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Mary Jo Roberts Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to the Donnelly Bible Church (P.O. Box 167, Donnelly, ID 83615) and note on the memo line"Mary Jo Roberts Memorial Scholarship Fund”.
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Monday, July 4, 2011

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Happy Independence Day America! Be safe everyone, don't drink and drive...


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Friday, July 1, 2011

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JD (my Son) and I are taking my Dad (Jim) fishing tomorrow for his 80th birthday... Really looking forward to it!
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Had good discussions today with one of my fav ACHD Commissioners and then attended a meeting regarding the "Idaho Chinese Invasion". I tried to provide some historical input about what's really going on with various investments in the US to include Idaho, but after the meeting was accused of being on the take because of my international business background... sometimes you just can't win.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Had some good meetings today with the Gov's staff regarding some transportation and natural resource issues (Wolves)... then went on to build a trailer hitch for our 5th wheel trailer so we can pull some toys along with it!
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Monday, June 27, 2011

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Tune in to 670 KBOI tomorrow afternoon from 4 to 7 pm. Natalie Hurst will be standing in for Nate Shelman hosting Sen Nicole LeFavour and I. We will be answering your questions and discussing all sorts of things about how Idaho works (and sometimes doesn't)... as well as messing with Nate's Facebook account! ;-)
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Nice weekend camping at Cascade Lake. Learned a couple things about our State Campgrounds that I need to talk to the Director about to make things easier for the users... everyday if you don't learn something, you're doing it wrong.
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Friday, June 24, 2011

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Had a great JFAC Committee trip this week. We went over the state revenue as compared to our approved budgets, saw some pretty cool school technology being used in McCall and some historical work being done just East of Donnelly. Long bus ride, but good to see great things are happening in Idaho!
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Interesting that Bloomberg does an article on our Governor just as he actively assumes a position to head Gov Romney's Presidential campaign in Idaho... has Bloomberg seen something most Idahoan's haven't? www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-22/-code-of-the-wes....html
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Oh great, phone just died....
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Mid-summer JFAC review of all sorts of State finical's and projects start early tomorrow, the rest of the week will be busy!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

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Union Pacific to make a huge transportation infrastructure investment in Idaho: www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/article_4bd16....html
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Received from a fellow Chief Warrant in an email today:
Two old retired Vets were sitting at the VFW arguing about who'd had the tougher career.
"I did 30 years in the Corps," Sam, the former Marine declared proudly, "and fought in three of
my country's wars. Fresh out of boot camp, I hit the beach at Okinawa, clawed my way up the
blood-soaked sand, and eventually took out an entire enemy machine gun nest with a single grenade.
As a sergeant, I fought in Korea alongside General MacArthur. We pushed back the enemy inch by
bloody inch, all the way up to the Chinese border, always under a barrage of artillery and small arms fire.
Finally, as a Gunny Sergeant, I did three consecutive combat tours in Vietnam. We humped through the
mud and razor grass for 14hours a day, plagued by rain and mosquitoes, ducking under sniper fire all day,
and mortar fire all night. In a firefight, we'd fire until our arms ached and our guns were empty,
then we'd charge the enemy with bayonets!"
"Ah," said Elmer, a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, with a dismissive wave of his hand,
"Lucky bastard ! All shore duty, eh?"
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Friday, June 17, 2011

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38 years ago I graduated from Idaho Boys State, tonight I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at this years graduation, truly and honor. I hope there will be someone in this class that will stand before the class of 2049 and have the same privilege...
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Busy tomorrow: ITD taskforce meeting regarding road access issues, Navy commissioning and then the keynote speaker at the graduating class of Boys State...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Talked to Rep Bedke today, he's doing better as time goes on. Was assigned by the House Speaker to an ATV Task-force (subcommittee of Natural Resources) to work on ATV user issues between Parks & Rec, Fish & Game and ITD...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Spent the last couple days in Twin Falls talking with business leaders of Idaho to understand issues that face them and prevent their success. Timber, paper products, power, mining, ag and many others and got some great insight. This afternoon has a very good meeting with the Idaho Chamber Alliance regarding business income tax reductions as well.
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The lack of media attention to the 2 former Gov's (Bush(R) and Wise(D)) coming today to discuss/commend Idaho's education reform to the bi-partisan education task-force speaks volumes.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

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Looking forward to lots of meetings with Idaho commerce and industry folks in the next two days, plan on laying some groundwork for creating more jobs for Idaho!
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Friday, June 10, 2011

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Completed a high speed run to Bremerton in the last 36 hours to pick up our new (to us) 29.5' 5th wheel Arctic Fox, lost the vacuum pump in the truck so no compression brake on the way back... when it was needed. No probs.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

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Received in an email today: Being an Islamic Terrorist is like being a Chinook salmon. Life is good 'til the Seals show up!
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Had an interesting meeting today, "fuels quality" testing. Idaho does not have a quality testing program to ensure consumers are getting the fuels they are purchasing (i.e. Octane, purity, cetane, ethanol %....). Is it's the state's role? We do have a weights & measures program to test amounts pumped, but nothing about what's pumped. What are your thoughts?
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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My brother Dean Hagedorn and his infectious smile would have been 52 today, happy B-day and rest in peace brother, we all miss you.
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Good meeting this morning with the Exec Director of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, we are on track for an August reception for our 1st 5 students at the Gov's Mansion!
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Monday, June 6, 2011

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Did a little fishing, gardening, yard work and built shelving in the shed over the weekend. Is summer finally going to find us?
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

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Noticed the Koi in our pond a bit skittish so checked the trail cam I have set up on the pond and found we've have a Heron visiting!
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

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INSTALLING SPRING.....███████████████░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ 44% DONE. Install delayed....please wait.
Installation failed. Please try again. 404 error: Season not found. Season "Spring" cannot be located. The season you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please try again.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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All the moisture this spring means lots of grass and brush will be available for fire season in late summer/fall. Start now clearing a safe zone around your homes or cabins!
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Sold our trailer this morning and shipped it out this afternoon amongst meetings in Boise... I seem to have to use a lot of fuel lately...
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Rivers are up and rising all over the state, if you live by one get prepared for flooding before it happens! Record snows in the mountains will be melting off in a river near you...
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Monday, May 30, 2011

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Remembering 2 of my friends, CTM2 Jim Dost and CTM2 Rick Worthington, who died in sep. incidents while serving on active duty, rest in peace brothers...
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

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Has been nice to have my folks here this weekend. Mom and Dad are in good health in their late 70's and we have been having a nice time just hanging out... too bad the weather wasn't better, would have liked to take Dad fishing.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

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I hope you all have a great Memorial Day and relax... remember those that have given their all for our freedoms. Be safe!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Lots of meetings this week from Wyakin Warrior, Ada Co GOP Central Committee, State Interoperability to Fish and Game... need to mow the lawn!
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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In light of the nuclear incidents in Japan, INL has increased our outreach efforts to help Idahoans better understand the nuclear mission of the Idaho National Laboratory and the work done there. They will hold an open house will be TODAY at the Silverstone Plaze in Meridian from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a short presentation beginning at 6:00 p.m. They'll have information and experts available for any of you who might have an interest in INL's seismic readiness and environmental monitoring activities.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

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So, if I drive up to "Time Zone Bridge" just north of Riggins Idaho going from MST into PST and then at 5:59 pm drive South across the bridge where it will then be 6:59 pm will I miss the whole end of the world thing?
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Spent the 1st half of the day at ITD on the Director's taskforce to understand and fix State Highway access issues. Lot's of transition issues need to be addressed! Was able to spend the last half of my day taking care of our rental sprinklers and finally getting the lawn mowed this week... ah, the weekend!
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

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WyWF meetings this morning were productive as was the lunch with the "Backbenchers" of our legislative class to include now Congressman Raul. Attended a wonderful banquet for the Idaho Freedom Foundation's 2nd anniversary, congrats to a team of folks working hard to bring light to dark places in government...
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Our 1st Wyakin Warriors have been selected! www.militarytimes.com/blogs/broadside/2011/05/19/f...rdees
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Busy day yesterday between meetings for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, Right of Center Luncheon and transportation multi-modal interchange planning discussions... left little time to get much else done. I did get a chance to take and pass my motorcycle endorsement test at DMV between meetings.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Had a good meeting today with a partner interested in fixing our ABC (alcohol beverage control) enforcement issues in Idaho. I hope we can make some progress on this in the '12 session...
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May Idaho's own Harmon Killebrew rest in peace.... The citizens of Payette lost a good man today.
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I voted today, have you? Be engaged, polls are open until 8:00 PM!
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Monday, May 16, 2011

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Meridian residents (and others in Idaho) will vote tomorrow under our first consolidated election process. We will now have only (up to) 4 election days per year. Please make plans to go to your normal poling place tomorrow and cast your vote with regards to a suggested increase in property tax levee for School Dist
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

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Well, despite the rain I got the garden in. Planted our seedlings into the plastic mat I put down and have it plumbed with a drip system... come on sun!
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Shot Sporting Clays today in Middleton at a very nice private shooting range, thanks to Rich taking a chance on introducing me! Most challenging course I've ever shot, made my day!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

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Had a Wyakin Warrior Foundation board of directors meeting last night and selected our first Wyakin Warriors to go to BSU & CWI! Great candidates, there is great need for ensuring we don't allow those coming home down for what they've sacrificed.
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Friday, May 6, 2011

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ID state revenue numbers out today. For April, we are a net $14m above projections, a good sign!
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Good day, got a lot of stuff around the house done that's been needing some attention. Cut some rhubarb and froze it up for pies and crisps later this year. We've got an "abandoned" home two houses down, so I got it's sprinklers going so it doesn't make the 'hood look so bad. Looks like I've got 2 yards to mow until it's sold!
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A great story about a vet that's come back to Idaho. He is a friend I met through our JCS contacts and the Wyakin Warrior Foundation: www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005136528
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

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We took care of my buddy Jeff Bacon's dog Elway while he and Becky and Nicole were in San Diego drawing cartoons for the troops: www.militarytimes.com/blogs/broadside/2011/05/05/t...elway
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Have had a few good meetings that last couple days regarding the income tax reduction proposal and how to get traction on it next session. Also met with the Troxell Foundation to educate them on the Wyakin Warrior Foundation for a potential grant from them. Lots of good things going on...
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

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At the end of the day, once the celebration is done, we need to think about and thank that team of men that went in and got him... these American heros are the lucky chosen few that were able to do the deed that needed to be done for our country. BZ to them and the other intel folks that had their six as well as the others in the queue to take care of business....
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Breaking news: Chuck Norris safely returns from Pakistan... (had to steal this, just a classic!)
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This just in from Twitterville: @ghostOsama, Well this sucks...I accidentally enabled location on my tweets.
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UBL is dead!
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Will be attending the the 'Rock of Honor" ground breaking ceremony this morning at 11:00 am at Kleiner Park (Fairview & Eagle). Gather at the construction trailer at the north end of Venture St. (north of WalMart n. of Mtn. West Bank). This memorial 'rock' plans to honor the fallen soldiers from Meridian, come down and join us!
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Friday, April 29, 2011

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Comment from last night's Town Hall: "You sure do have an exciting life"... (referring to our little attempted home intrusion the last day of the session) made me reflect. Life should be lived as an adventure that excites you to see what it will bring next... always being prepared for both the good and bad things that adventure will throw at you.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Meeting this morning with ISP to discuss how to better fund enforcement of liquor laws and then prep for our District 20/14 Town hall meeting tonight at 7:00PM at River Valley Elementary on Eagle Road just north of Fairview... hope to see many of you there!
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Busy day started with a visit to ISP, the Meridian Chamber and then to the ESGR (Employers Supporting Guard and Reserve) awards luncheon. We shared a lot of info regarding the Wyakin Warrior Foundation and our relationship with the Guard and Reserve equal to Active duty wounded. Finished the evening with the Meridian FD working on their strategic plan...
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Monday, April 25, 2011

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Passed my STAR training, good class and had fun riding the supplied bikes through the various courses. Finished early Sunday eve to rush home for a fine dinner with family and friends... wearing helmet hair. But hey, "Bikers" don't care about that huh? ;-)
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Our hearts and prayers go out to Larry's family... how sad
www.idahostatesman.com/2011/04/24/1622114/workers-....html
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

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Taking the Idaho STAR motorcycle training course this weekend. Started last night and goes through Sunday... don't plan on buying a bike, but wanted to better understand the training and issues...
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Friday, April 22, 2011

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The 1st bill the YMCA HS students had yesterday was an anti-texting while driving bill... but, as much as they agreed it was a bad activity they couldn't find a way to make it work and didn't pass the bill from committee (been there, done that). Here is a link to a campaign in Meridian that will continue to bring visibility to this dangerous behavior: www.stopdeadlytexting.com/wordpress
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

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The link for access to the "official" CJSC pictures of his visit to Boise on April 3 & 4: www.flickr.com/photos/thejointstaff
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Had a good time with the YMCA high school kids doing their week in the Legislature (like Boys and Girls State, but co-ed). They ran a number of bills through their own committees today to be heard on their respective House and Senate floors later this week.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Looking forward to mentoring some YMCA students in the Capital today, then on to our Wyakin Warrior Foundation meeting this evening...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Trying to live stream the Meridian City Council meeting and it's very frustrating! Not enough bandwidth provided to get the audio and vid to come in constantly. I have tried to keep a distance between City business and State business, I respect our Mayor and City Council members and believe they will make good decisions without the requested influence by elected state officials. It's hard to bite my tongue sometimes... but proper in this instance in my opinion.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

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Been off the grid a few days trying to catch up on things. Good meeting this afternoon in the Gov's office regarding H343 (Wolf Emergency Declaration bill). There are some issues with the bill, but nothing we can't fix next session. Good bill, should pass... ;-)
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Made a run to the shop in Marsing today to exchange "toys" for the year, then off to the Ada County GOP Exec. Board meeting. Was asked to speak at a class for a BSU prof teaching poli-sci about our legislative process and my experiences. I do enjoy being back in the classroom!
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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A day of meetings regarding the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, transportation and tobacco taxes. The session might be over but the work on these Idaho issues continue!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Got lots of yard work caught up today, loaded the winter "fun stuff" (ice fishing shanty, snow machines...) up in the truck to take out to the shop in Marsing so I can bring back the summer fun things (boat and camper)... It's hard work living in Idaho!
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Monday, April 11, 2011

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Took care of the bank, Post Office, Tax Commission and cleaned my desk at the Capital. Had a really good meeting at BSU planning a new Veteran's Service Center to consolidate services for our 3000 vets going to BSU and CWI...
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Bank, Post Office, Tax Commission trips today... lots to catch up on!
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

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MT Judge rejects a Wolf settlement with 10 of 14 enviro groups, but we had Sen Simpson working for us to get them delisted in Congress. We should know more next week: www.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/us/11budget.html
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Spent some quality time with my son, JD today. We went out in the desert and "plinked" at all kinds of things... ended the day with a good dinner and a fire in the pit on the patio. Nice to relax.
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Up early with that anxious feeling that I need to be doing something... part of session decompression I guess. Head out to the desert this afternoon with JD in the Rubicon... mountain roads still blocked with snow, but I need to get out!
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Friday, April 8, 2011

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Here's an uncut vid of what happened done by KBOI: www.kboi2.com/news/local/119510724.html?tab=video
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Thanks to all the kind words regarding our little situation here last night. The weekend is now time to relax...
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Well, that was interesting. Just caught a guy trying to break into our house, I held him until the local police arrived...
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

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The Idaho House of Representatives has adjourned Sine Die with a balanced budget, it's never easy, but no one ever said it's supposed to be
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We are at what looks like the end of the "End of session scrum"... a couple issues left and I think we are all looking forward to Sine Die
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Sat with the Speaker this evening in his office watching the Senate debate on House Bill H343 many of us co-sponsored to allow the Gov to also have emergency powers to protect Idaho's wildlife from Wolf depredation. The bill passed and will now be headed to the Gov's office for signature...
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Our House Pages did a great skit today (their last day) imitating some of the more humorous floor antics this session. Now on to ATV, Water Rights, Election and Education bills to get this session finished...
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Left the house this morning with out my smart phone... already stumbling through the day, it sadly does become part of you...
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Latest on the wolf issue

[Resent 2011-04-06 15:53:48 from scottbedke] House approves ball allowing the Governor to declair a disaster for wolves « www.idahoreporter.com: www.idahoreporter.com/2011/house-approves-call-for...olves
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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We voted today on a bill that would extend the sales tax exemption for wind power. The most interesting vote was by the Democratic Caucus all voting for the extension of the exemption that could be worth ~$70m. I don't understand that logic when they were just last week forcing the reading of bills until they got a hearing on some tax increase bills... wouldn't it be better to remove this exemption?
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The Idaho income tax reduction bill is now on the web: legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2011/H0349.htm
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Printed my Income Tax reduction bill this morning in Ways and Means. Trying to reduce income taxes for business to stimulate economic recovery and jobs...
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Monday, April 4, 2011

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Busy day: Honored to sit next to Adm Mullen for breakfast this morning, then we printed a bill to replace bridges in the Senate, pass a resolution recognizing the Capt and crew of the USS Boise for their Battle E award in committee, then attended the final town hall that Adm held at BSU. Came back to the Capital where we passed the H&W budget and some other appropriations... whirlwind to say the least
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We printed a bill in the Senate this morning that targets the replacement of bridges in the State. Meridian interchange is on that list!
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Great breakfast meeting this morning with Adm Mullen and the Mayors of SW Idaho. He very well articulated the issues of transition of warriors back to civilian life and what's needed to help them... he truly "gets it"!
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

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We had a great meal with Adm Mullen and the families of the deployed at BSU tonight. The Chairman spent an hour with Idaho's Gold Star families and then answered questions from the families of Idaho's deployed. He stayed for pictures and discussions much later than expected. What a well spoken man, looking forward to sitting with him for breakfast with 30 selected leaders from our state...
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Had a great visit last night with the JCS Staff, nice to sit around the campfire and relax. This morning, Jeff Bacon did a great job in todays paper (below) describing the needs of our wounded vets coming home. Now off to have dinner with CJCS and the families of the deployed... and a few surprises!
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Friday, April 1, 2011

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Finished the debate and the House voted to pass S1184 on the House floor, now we are all headed to various committees to try to get some final bills printed and out on the floors for consideration...
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Quote of the day during our floor debate on S1184 (3rd bill of Idaho's education reform): Cattle rancher Rep. Jim Guthrie (R) from Dist. 29: "Where America plans it's income on $1.20/lb sales of calves (and borrowing when those prices don't exist), Idaho plans for $.60/lb and uses any revenue above that to invest in our future".
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Great debate, both pro and con regarding S1184 which is the 3rd bill of Idaho's Education reform package...
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We are at it again, reading a 24 page bill out loud on the floor... it's time to get to the debate of these bills!
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Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Standard and Poor Raises the Idaho State's Credit Rating: This is particularly noteworthy given what is happening with the economy. This means that the financial markets agree with the way the State of Idaho is managing its finances. This impacts not only the way we manage our cash flow, but when we sell bonds we will get better rates than other states... this is good stuff for Idaho!
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Now reading out-loud S1154 aas regarding 28 pages of sex offenders and all of the bad things that they do to become sexual offenders... how sad
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Having taken a walk during the floor recess, she is so right... www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2011/mar/31/what-con...trast
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Good debate on H337 about alternate energy tax credits. The issue at hand is wind, which seems well established, however, statute ties many of the alternates together... The wind was partially parced out, but the debate is should it have been or completely taken out? Throw the baby out with the bathwater?
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We started out well on the floor this morning getting through a few appropriations bills with little debate. But, now we are again reading more bills out loud on the floor taking up valuable time and taxpayer resources by our State's Democrats in the House...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Still on the floor reading bills before we debate and vote on them. The majority is set for the long haul and will work late into the night and work weekends to get us done and out of here as quickly as we can.
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We are now trying to run some bills through the House and debate their merits, but the Democrats have now asked to read a 25 page bill to protest the holding of tax raising bills in committee... at $30k/day here, it makes me wonder what their priority really is?
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Signs of the end of the session are near, slow start this morning as we await for committees to finish their tasks and come to the floor to get us started.... but I've yet to see the media start wearing their "ugly ties" yet (which is their sign to us to finish and let them go home too).
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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We are ready to go on the House floor to run some bills, but our Democrats are all missing in action!
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Sitting in the review of the Legislative performance audit just completed on the contract between H&W & Molina that provides payment services for providers of H&W services. Many providers are in dire straits in getting their payments just to meet payroll!
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Monday, March 28, 2011

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My day in the Capital is done... grabs some Panda Express for dinner on the way home and relax.
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Unless things head south on us, we've balanced our budget without raising taxes.  www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/market_news/artic...9SJO0
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Finishing the Ed Budgets in JFAC, we've added ~$9.3m in General Funds over last year while also adding $8.5m for growth of students...
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

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FINALLY finished my business tax info to get to the accountant! Now, some downtime... then 1st meeting starts at 7 am in JFAC
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

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The Islamic coalition supporting the UN efforts in Libya is having a tough time identifying an Islamic leader suitable to take over when Gaddafi is overthrown. A retired Navy friend suggested we give them ours...
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Before I left the capital last night I put the finishing touches on the Income tax reduction bill after getting the final numbers from the tax commission. Now today, I need to get my tax info done to get my own taxes done!
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Watched the debate on the 3rd Education bill on the Senate floor until about 6:30 then attended a wonderful fundraiser held by the Meridian Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee for the Meridian Senior Center. Excellent Job MYAC, we are growing some great young adults in Meridian!
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Lots happening at the Statehouse today: We amended my Distracted Driving bill to make it better and are hearing the Education bill (S1184) in the Senate right now.... Have a few remaining touches to wrap up on the Income Tax reduction bill so we can get that moving!
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Was sent an interesting YouTube video tonight that appears to have been done at the U of I in Moscow.... 


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be here for your questions April 4th. Take a look at the flyer and get this on your schedule! 


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S1184, the 3rd & final education bill in the Senate, was just passed in committee and will be headed to the floor for debate...
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Sitting in the Senate Ed Committee discussion regarding the latest ed bill to better understand it's total implications on students, teachers and budgets
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Monday, March 21, 2011

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The House just passed the GARVEE bill to finish Highway 16 and Highway 95 construction
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

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Cooked breakfast for my sweetie for her birthday, planted seeds for this years garden, cleaned handguns and just tried to catch up...
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Met a host of our Wyakin Warrior supporters this morning to move a blind WWF candidate from one house to another. It's amazing what we can all do and how quickly it can get done when we all come together! Everyone pitched in and we got him moved in just a few hours... want to help or learn more or donate to help our returning warriors? www.wyakin.org
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Friday, March 18, 2011

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How would you vote given the chance? www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/19/us-idaho-unions...10319
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The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff will visit us in Boise on April 4th. We received approval to release his schedule of events, please set your schedules to make one of them. This will be a great even for us to better understand his job and his thinking and for him to better understand what Idaho can do for our warriors coming home! chum.ly/attachment/1713438
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We voted today to delay the INCREASE in the grocery tax credit we all get at the end of the year to help balance Idaho's budget...
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Long morning, we kicked out 12 budgets for Health and Welfare and were 1/2 hr late finishing committee work and gettign to the floor...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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A good day. It seems I've taken oaths to support and and defend the Constitution of the US and Idaho most of my life. Today we did that by passing H222 that removed the statute that is not consistent with our Idaho Constitution. (Article 1, Section 11 legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/IC/ArtISect11.htm)
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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I just carried the Fish and Game budget appropriation on the House floor where it passed and will now go on to the Senate... we are doing a number of appropriation budgets today, a telling milestone that the legislature is on the downhill slide to completing this session (although we do still have a lot of heavy lifting left to get there!)
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Finally got some chores around the house done, cleaned the hot tub, put the garage door opener together and took my sweetie out for sushi...
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[Resent 2011-03-12 16:47:47 from marvhagedorn] I really appreciate someone who is willing to just tell it like it is! 


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I really appreciate someone that is willing to just tell it like it is! 


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Thursday, March 10, 2011

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We all walk among concealed weapons permit holders daily in Idaho and live under their extended"Security Blanket of Deterrence” making"bad guys” wonder who might be carrying a weapon. H222 extends that"blanket” to those permit holders to also be allowed to carry on all Idaho campus ensuring the same message is extended to those that might want to do harm in what is now a"gun free zone”...
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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This Legislature has tried for many years to provide a salary system that would recognize teachers for what they do and enable a structure that would allow them to continue to have a long teaching career where they could continue to get more pay for their performance. Today, after 5 different bills over the years, we passed the Idaho's 1st Merit Pay for Performance bill for Education. Congrats to our Teachers, a new door is open to you!
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Monday, March 7, 2011

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As you might imagine, with the controversial Education and Health and Welfare bills before us, combined with trying to balance our budget, we are all receiving a lot of phone calls, emails and faxes. I appreciate them all and have tried to answer them, but it has become impossible to keep up. I do read or listen to each and answer what time will allow...
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

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Even my family is now sending me emails with mis-information about the two education bills that are now in the House, I recommend that if you want to see what the bills do, do your own homework at  www.sde.idaho.gov/site/studentsComeFirst and go to the Legislative website and look at S1108 (Labor relations) and S1110 (Pay for Performance) to see what we will REALLY be voting on.  chum.ly/attachment/1561765
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Friday, March 4, 2011

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We passed a couple of budgets in JFAC this morning that still don't help us get to a balanced budget. For every budget we pass without trimming it, we add to the burden of what the H&W and K-12 budgets must carry in reductions at the end of the day. It's very frustrating...
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Running a couple bills on the House floor this afternoon: Clarify/indemnify Doctors reporting incompetent drivers to ITD and when permits are required to do work on irrigation easements and by who... the scope of issues we manage amazes me daily.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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I checked in with our Idaho State Police security folks here in the Capital this afternoon (they are earning their pay!) and they showed me this sign they took from a middle school protester (I've blurred it out a bit). Tell me our Education system isn't broken... how have we allowed these kids to be used like this? (sorry if this offends, but it just saddened me to see this and I think it's important for people to know just how far off this debate has gone) F--k Luna protest sign from a middle schooler  


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Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes, it's nice to have so many friends (even my OLD Navy ones) ;-)
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Debating a tough vote on extending unemployment benefits to 106 weeks in Idaho. I had UPS tell me they could not compete to hire drivers against state and fed benefits, yes, they've had people turn down drivers jobs because they could not afford to come off the government support. We must make some hard changes, it has to start today...
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Made a motion this morning in JFAC to defund the implementation of the American Healthcare Act until the constitutionality of the act can be decided. For various reasons the motion failed 5-15. Lots of heavy bills before all the committees this week, your legislators are earning their keep!
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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The Washington Post reports I'm one of the "Best State-based Political Tweets"! That's cool...  voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/fix-notes/view-be....html
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We worked hard this morning finishing up a few more budgets, but are still well above our "glide path" to balance our budgets. If we don't start reducing un-necessary line items or slim down General Fund obligations, we will end up balancing our budgets on the backs of Health and Welfare and Education... time to buck up and slim down folks!
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Sen James McClure was not just a statesman, but brought people together in Idaho and our nation to get things done. Our condolences to his family, he served Idaho for many, many years... thank you for sharing him with us.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

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Very long, but memorable week. We passed some bills leveling the playing field for labor, welcomed a Metal of Honor winner, started allocating funds for '12 budgets and found out we are now confirmed to have a visit to Boise by the Chairman JCS the first part of April. Exciting news for veterans, their families and those who care for them! Once we are allowed to release the schedule, I will post it here.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

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I was honored to present Art Jackson, USMC to the body of the Idaho House. A true hero, read about him here:  www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=37139
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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I have the honor and pleasure to welcome to the Idaho House one of the last living Metal of Honor recipients from WWI tomorrow at 10:30 am. You can watch the streaming video here:  www.idahoptv.org/leglive/legBody.cfm?pubPoint=Hous...House
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Appropriated funds this morning for various dedicated budgets as well as from the interest from the Millennium fund for tobacco cessation programs. Our friend, Congressman Raul Labrador has come to the floor to give us a briefing on how he views the issues in D.C.... he's doing well representing us!
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Monday, February 21, 2011

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Worked late into the afternoon trying to find good alternatives over doing away with the Dyed Fuel program in Idaho as recommended by the Gov's Transportation Task-force. It's good to have so many experts coming to the table with suggestions.
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After JFAC, we had a wonderful memorial for 10 previous members of the House who passed during this last year. Thanks Rep. Lynn Luker for coordinating this event!
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Shopping (yes me) for breakfast foods for our guests tomorrow in the Capital coming to our Memorial service for Representatives who have previously served and passed-on this last year. It's a very nice memorial starting at 10:00 am and can be watched at  www.idahoptv.org/leglive/legBody.cfm?pubPoint=Hous...House
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

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Feeling much better, going to judge the Meridian FD Pipes & Drums Chile Cook-off... did you know each uniform costs ~$4K for each person? All paid for by the volunteers and fundraisers like this!  www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130590003664155
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Friday, February 18, 2011

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It's official, I have the flu. Am going to stay home and listen to the streaming video/audio from the Capital so I don't get anyone else sick with this.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Put a fork in me.... I'm done!
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Things like this do make our job of balancing the budget much harder. We don't like words like "won't likely"...  www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=14037727
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Friday, February 11, 2011

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Here's the link to the Distracted Driving bill (H141) for those interested:  legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2011/H0141.htm
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Not sure when it happened, but noted that the "New car smell" is gone from around here, work has begun...
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Reviewed a number of budget requests this morning in JFAC, found some interesting things to be used later... ;-) Now on the floor running through the calendar of 3rd and 2nd reading of bills
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Got a text during this afternoons committee that my Distracted Driving bill was up in Jud & Rules (I had not been informed). Ran down and was able to present and get it printed. Then had an interview by Fox 12 TV with regards to the Meridian Interchange replacement issues... now, back to the Education hearings
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Making a run through the 3rd Reading Calendar in the House, you can follow these bills at  legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/hcal3.htm
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Ag, Soil and Transportation budgets this morning...
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Monday, February 7, 2011

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Reviewed 3 budgets this morning and now have lots fo bills to debate on the 3rd reading calendar... also get my distracted driving bill back from LSO early and is now ready to schedule for a print hearing!
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Friday, February 4, 2011

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Does anyone remember what happened in Iran Dec 78 and Jan '79? How uncanny that it's happening again!
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We are getting a clearer picture of our Idaho revenue shortfalls, it's looking like we will need to only cut ~$135M...
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

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Idaho parents need to consider this question before getting wound up about the proposed Education changes: If the Legislature today provides funding for 18.2 students per class but actual class size is MUCH higher, where is that money going and why? Would you be willing to increase the funding formula to something higher while changing the process of how those funds are used to be able to bring the ACTUAL class size down?
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Long day yesterday running the traplines of moving a bill, a little sleep and back at it 10 hours later, got to love it!
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

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"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..."
- Thomas Jefferson
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Finally finished installing the Sirius sat radio in Patty's car and trying to answer as many emails I can, way too many!
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