Funding for vet home pursued

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 that increases the amount dedicated toward such facilities from $100 million to $200 million is approved.

If the bill is approved, the timeline could be cut to three to four years, Nonini said. [Read more…]

STEM Action Center creation likely

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 Finance-Appropriations Committee on Thursday agreed to appropriate $650,000 in the first year toward the creation of a STEM Action Center.

“It will be exciting to get this off the ground,” said Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who sponsored the bill with Rep. Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle. “Idaho has a lot of good things going on with STEM and this center, under the direction of the Governor’s Office, will give those a high-visibility hub for coordination and professional development.”

JFAC decided to appropriate around $200,000 per year after the first toward the action center. [Read more…]

Are you registered? Where do you vote?

This link will help you with information about registration, voting locations, etc.

http://www.idahovotes.gov/vinfo.htm

Idaho Candidate Surveys Results, Ratings and Endorsements

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 Home Educators: http://www.iche-idaho.org/candidatestatements_2014.html?dist=3

Great Video on Important of STEM

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.