"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..."
- Thomas Jefferson
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Long day, reviewed H&W budgets, worked distracted driving bill, great brief from F&G Commission on their issues while trying to put a deal together for a final GARVEE bond that will take care of some safety issues as well as finish what was started well before I arrived in the House... GARVEE is like eating a raw egg, as much as you might want to, you just can't stop in the middle!
Posted by Sen. Marv Hagedorn at 10:27 PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Should we consider Colleges and Universities a profit center? We have General Fund cost per student that range from $6300/student to $16,600/student. The difference reasoning given
Return on the State's Investment. Something just doesn't smell right about this...
Posted by Sen. Marv Hagedorn at 3:51 PM
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Had the pleasure of hosting Col. David Sutherlund and his staff from JCS for dinner tonight. These folks are breaking new ground for the Chairman, JCS in coordinating efforts of properly bringing our vets home... what a great group of people! (David Sutherlund has walked the walk
Posted by Sen. Marv Hagedorn at 9:17 PM
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
If we use $175m of "one time money" to plug holes in the Idaho State budget, aren't we just putting the pain off until next year? We are going to have to start changing statutes that will allow the Exec branch to run the state more effectively!
Posted by Sen. Marv Hagedorn at 3:08 PM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Dad said, "If you always do what you always done, you'll always get what you always got". It's time to change the way to approach education, we just can't continue throwing money at it hoping it will get better...
Posted by Sen. Marv Hagedorn at 10:27 AM
Monday, January 10, 2011
The Idaho Legislative session starts today. We will spend a few month balancing our budget to finish 2011 and set the budget for 2012 among fixing other statutes that might be outdated or creating statutes needed to manage the way we all do business. It's a very challenging and interesting environment. Please communicate with your state legislators, we represent you in this process!
Posted by Sen. Marv Hagedorn at 8:39 AM
Friday, January 7, 2011
Spent the day at the Capital listening to the presenters before the Economic Outlook Committee to better understand our potential revenue target for 2012. Great inaugural ceremony at noon and visited with many friends coming back to town to do the State's work when we start session Monday.
Posted by Sen. Marv Hagedorn at 7:06 PM
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Long Day! PERSI meeting to understand what "unfunded liability" really means, Gov's staff regarding the Tax Department issues, lobbyist on their side of upcoming legislation, BSU for Wyakin Warrior pre-college tutoring program, then a planning meeting regarding the Chairman of JCS visit to our great state... whew!
Posted by Sen. Marv Hagedorn at 10:20 PM