LINCOLN DAY DINNER
Master of Ceremonies * Sheriff Doug Giddings
S P E A K E R S
Wayne Hoffman -
Elizabeth Allen Hodge-
Greencreek Community Hall
March 8, 2014
5:00 pm – Social Hour
6:00 pm - Dinner/Auction
7:00 pm – Presentation
Couple ….......45.00 Dollars
Under 18 …...15.00
Sponsored by: Idaho County Republicans
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The Pregnancy Center not only moved, they changed their name to "Hope Center" too. Nancy J. Connolley, the Director, sent me an email that included the following:
" Hope Center is now open at our new location in Grangeville: 111 N. College in the building that we share with the Crema Café. Our mailing address and phone number stays the same: PO Box 504, Grangeville ID 83530 and 208-983-0093 . We will keep our same hours: Mondays 1:00-5:00, Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00-4:00.
To celebrate and show off our new facility, we will have an Open House on Friday, February 28 from 2:00-5:00 and Saturday, March 1 10:00-3:00. Stop by for tours and snacks. We “hope” to see YOU then!
Blessings, Nancy for Hope"
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This week was full of discussion and testimony regarding two important legal issues: justice reinvestment and gun laws.
On Wednesday the Senate State Affairs Committee listened to the presentation of S1254 by lobbyist Dakota Moore of the National Rifle Association. This bill would allow for carrying of concealed weapons on public college campuses for ex-law enforcement officers and individuals over 21 who have been specially trained. College presidents are against the bill, but many professors favor the bill. After much debate, the bill was passed in committee 7-2. I am a co-sponsor of this bill.… Read More
Idaho County Republican Central Committee
Feb. 18, 2014
The Feb. 18 Meeting of the Idaho County Republican Party was called to order by Chairman Marge Arnzen at 6:05 with 14 committee members present and 7 guests.
The opening prayer was led by Jon Menough and Marge led the Pledge to the Flag.
Minutes of the Jan. 21, 2014 meeting were approved as received by e-mail.
Treasures report: 3,231.98 on hand.
Idaho County Auditor/Clerk Kathy Ackerman noted the March 3-14 are the candidate filing dates. She spoke briefly of the article in last week’s papers about party affiliation.
Lincoln Day March 8.
Set up at Greencreek Hall will begin at 1:00. It needs to be completed by 4:00p.m.
The catering permit is completed. White and Red
Former Idaho County Teacher of the Year John Eynon is Running for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
John Eynon announced his running at the January 21st Idaho County Republican Central Committee (ICRCC) meeting.
"I am running because I am opposed to our children being taught the low standards envisioned by Common Core," said Superintendent Candidate John Eynon. "The proposed Idaho Core Standards play into the over-reach of federal control into Idaho's education. Local School boards, teachers, and parents know what is best in the education of their children. This point of view needs representation in Boise."
Last night, I was in the Capitol listening to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. The State of the Union is an annual opportunity for the President to lay his agenda before Congress and create a framework for finding common ground. The best way to do that, of course, is to generate a spirit of mutual trust, demonstrate a commitment to good-faith negotiations, and indicate a shared understanding of our Constitutional responsibilities.
Unfortunately, what I heard from President Obama last night was hostility toward our foundational principles, condescension toward a co-equal branch of government, and a general aversion to common sense and bipartisanship.
Specifically, the President remains committed to a philosophy of “trickle-down government” - a view that Americans can only succeed if the government
This was Education week for the Legislature. College students and faculty from all over Idaho came to the Statehouse to represent their schools.
The Joint Finance-Appropriation Committee heard presentations from the college and university presidents. There was much talk of remedial education required by the colleges to prepare high school graduates for college. They are providing some incredible customized workforce training. Superintendent Tom Luna also gave a presentation on public education, advocating for Common Core and increased teacher pay in Idaho. million has been proposed for discretionary funding, which is sorely needed by our rural schools. One of the biggest expenses for schools is insurance which is about 50% of discretionary funding. It is disconcerting that that Blue Cross is passing on to the… Read More
Hi everyone, just a reminder of our Jan. RCC meeting, 21st. at 6:00 pm Super 8 Grangeville. There will be a very important announcement made, so please try to come.
And need to talk about Lincoln Day dinner.
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Parents are the primary educators of their children. It was this way from the very beginning, even when there were no schools. However, parents may delegate this responsibility to those whomever they trust: private schools, tutors, public schools. Even though they may do this, the primary responsibility lies on the parents to ensure that these schools are following their educational philosophy.Read More
The Governor’s State of the State address recommends a .9 billion budget. Governor Otter is seeking to increase the spending percent by 3.7% or 7 million.
Again, I am a committee member of the Finance, Judiciary, and Health and Welfare Committees. In the committees, the rules derived from the 2013 legislation are being reviewed to determine how state departments are implementing changes to the laws passed last year.
The Finance committee is reviewing the Health and Welfare department budget, which includes expenses for health insurance exchange,
Medicaid, and other health agencies. The governor has recommended paying for health insurance increases for state employees. The increases are imposed by Obamacare on the insurance companies who are passing it on to the state. I am not supportive… Read More