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  1. As a retired military man ( U.S Army NCO) , and a Gold Star father who lost his son in Iraq,
    Why don’t gold star family’s get a tax break? We are so few yet have paid so much ….would not cost the state much…

  2. Modify Idaho Code Section 39 to allow local jurisdictions to exempt owner-builders from building code requirements.

  3. Eliminate the March and August elections. This will save the counties money, and most people are unaware these election are happening so there is low voter turnout.

    It is ridiculous that we have elections every three months.

  4. I would like to work with someone to change Idaho Code Section 9-340C(1), the exemption from disclosure of personnel records for all public employees. As a retired chief of police, I am well aware of the reasoning behind the code; however, self policing without transparency doesn’t work. It didn’t work in the banking industry (as the 2008 crisis proved) and it isn’t working in government. I would like to see full release of personnel records. I would be happy to discuss this with anyone who is interested. There is a call to action for just this cause in the back of my book “Tarnishing of the Badge.” Thank you.

  5. Seeing as AG Wasden is unwilling or considers him self and his department incapable of defending Idaho law (dully enacted) at the Supreme Court level, It would be appropriate to bring impeach charges per ID Constitution. His failing being demonstrated by his call for capitulation via H0250.

  6. 1) Enact legislation that only allows actual county real estate owners to vote on school levys
    2) Provide property tax relief to waterfront property owners who pay for approved aquatic invasive species control and eradication.
    3) Enact legislation to protect religious freedos for all business owners. The Right to Decline Services Bill
    4) Enact legislation to provide state tax relief to any Idaho resdient who was former US military personel who is honirably discharged. Sliding scale: 10% relief ages 18-30; 15% relief 31-49; 20% relief 50-64; 25% 65 or older.
    5) Term limits for all elected and appointed state employees

  7. The Free American Tax Plan

    The purpose of this plan is to eliminate any U.S. citizen paying taxes directly to the Federal government, but instead mandating that all taxes be collected by the state the individual resides in. In this manner the state government and its representatives will have a greater incentive in making sure the Federal government is limited in size and fiscally responsible. This will also give states greater independence from federal over reach. This will also allow the citizens of each state greater power to influence the Federal Government through State elections.

    The proposal is simple. The States are to agree on a percentage of taxes to be collected from their citizens based on a budget proposal from the Federal government. This budget must be approved by a majority of states before any state is required to pay the funds asked for. The States will collect the taxes from the citizenry of the state and deposit the monies into the state coffers. The State will then pay the agreed amount to the Federal Government to fund the agreed upon budget.

  8. A great Idea for ID

    Kentucky State Senator Jared Carpenter has submitted a bill which would require the state’s students to pass a citizenship exam before graduating high school — the test similar to that taken by those looking to become naturalized citizens.

    Students “would be given the opportunity to retake the test ‘as often as needed in order to pass,’ but would need to pass with a score of at least 60 percent,” WDRB.com reports.

    Carpenter had filed a similar bill last year, but it went nowhere in the Democratic-majority House of Representatives.

    If the bill passes, it would take effect the 2018-2019 school year.


    1. It seems we already are set to do something regarding the naturalization test in the Idaho schools in order to pass. See the last part of this below.
      Idaho Education statute 33-1602
      (7) Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, all secondary pupils must show they have met the state civics and government standards for such instruction through the successful completion of the civics test or alternate path established by the local school district or charter school that shows the student has met the standards. Assessment of standards shall be included as part of the course at the secondary level. A school district or public charter school shall document on the pupil’s transcript that the pupil has passed the civics test pursuant to this subsection. The school district or governing body of the charter school may determine the method and manner in which to administer the civics test. A pupil may take the civics test, in whole or in part, at any time after enrolling in grade 7 and may repeat the test as often as necessary to pass the test. The applicability of this subsection to a pupil who receives special education services shall be governed by such pupil’s individualized education plan. For the purposes of this subsection, “civics test” means the one hundred (100) questions used by officers of the United States citizenship and immigration services as a basis for selecting the questions posed to applicants for naturalization, in order that the applicants can demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of United States history and the principles and form of United States government, as required by 8 U.S.C. section 1423. The state board of education may promulgate rules implementing the provisions of this subsection.

  9. Put time limits on all bills to be read on the floor, or at least to be heard and debated in committee. Have consequences for not meeting the deadline.