Monthly Archives: January 2012

Listening as well as Hearing

The Living Years Last year, 2011, was my first session so I had no comparison. Other legislators with more experience said it was difficult. I believed them. This is my second session and I am gaining perspective. Last year in … Continue reading

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Wage Gap

We had a “Kitchen Table Economics” presentation Monday night in the Senate Auditorium. It was quite well attended, with many union and Occupy folks milling in the hallway. I came out of my office planning to go to the meeting … Continue reading

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Credit

I have written before about all the laws that get passed in this conservative state. Hundreds of bills make it into law each session, at least half, I swear, are working to fix problems from bills passed the year before. … Continue reading

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Insurance 1.1

  Last winter when I was in Boise for the legislative session I got a call late one evening from Katy my oldest daughter. She is in nursing school and lives just down the hill from us. “Dad? Mom fell … Continue reading

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Redistricting

Our Founding Fathers required a census every ten years to make sure there was appropriate representation. Indeed, what matters to people is evident in what they keep track of, what we count. People matter. Our representative democracy was founded on ONE … Continue reading

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