As the 2016 Legislative session comes to a close, or as it is referred to in the Legislature, Sine Die, I want to keep you updated on our successes this year.
Education funding and policies are a priority and they should be. A well-educated citizenry and a well-educated workforce is and should be the Legislature’s focus. Two particular bills that passed with overwhelming support were House Bill 451 and Senate Bill 1333. HB 451 created a new section of Idaho Code that highlights the importance of collaboration between the home and school in a student’s success in reading at grade level by the end of the third grade. and SB 1333 creates the Broadband Infrastructure Investment Grant Fund (BIIG Fund). The fund will provide opportunities for school districts that need it most to invest in broadband infrastructure.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) legislation and funding has been a priority of mine for the last two years. Four important pieces of legislation that relate to STEM...Read more »
The following article was originally published in The Coeur d'Alene Press on March 1, 2016, by Brian Walker, Staff Writer. It has been republished here with express permission from The Coeur d'Alene Press.
POST FALLS — Proponents of a future state veterans home in Post Falls are marching forward in their quest to secure funding for the facility.
Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, said it may be about seven years before the facility is built, unless an appropriations bill before Congress … Read more
I am pleased that the STEM Action Center has passed both Chambers - this will be a terrific asset and tool for the students of Idaho.
The following article was originally published in The Coeur d'Alene Press on May 4, 2014, by Brian Walker. It has been republished here with express permission from The Coeur d'Alene Press.
Many spokes have formed around Idaho's STEM education in recent years, and a hub for those spokes is coming through the Idaho Legislature.
The Joint … Read more
I completed all Candidate Surveys so that the voters will know where I stand on issues. You will see that my opponent refused to complete the surveys.
Idaho Education News: http://www.idahoednews.org/news/primary-candidates-answer-our-education-questions/
Idaho Republican Party: http://idgop.org/2014-platform-survey/
Northwest Property Owners Association: http://www.nwpoa.org/candidateratings.html
Idaho Voters Guide: http://www.idahovoterguide.org/district-3/
Idaho Coalition of … Read more
I support more STEM Education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In 2023, there will be 2.6 million new jobs created in this country requiring a STEM Education background.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3TbfMfd3TM … Read more