Nonini makes bid for Idaho lieutenant governor

The following article was originally published in The Coeur d’Alene Press on October 11, 2017, by Staff Writter, Maureen Dolan. It has been republished here with express permission from The Coeur d’Alene Press.

COEUR d’ALENE — Sen. Bob Nonini believes his conservative voting record, years of experience and Idaho roots will help him win the Republican nomination for Idaho lieutenant governor in 2018.

Nonini, who grew up in Wallace and has lived in the Coeur d’Alene area for 35 years, filed his candidacy paperwork Tuesday with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office.

A Idaho state senator since 2013, Nonini previously served from 2004 to 2012 in the Idaho House of Representatives.

Nonini, 63, said that at this stage in his career, with an open lieutenant governor’s seat, the time is right for him to seek election to the position.

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Amiah Van Hill with her friend Senator Bob Nonini

Amiah with her friend Senator Bob Nonini on Monday March 13 in the Idaho Capitol. Amiah, a first grader and Cathyanne’s little violin student, won Best of Class for grades 1-4 for Invent Idaho. Her invention is a Dewey Drone, which would file and sort library books.

What’s going on with STEM in Idaho

Senator Bob Nonini recently interviewed on Idaho Local Edition:

Photos from the recent STEM Matters event during Education Week (all photos by Otto Kitsinger for the Idaho STEM Action Center):

Watch this animation video created at the STEM Matters event. The video was made with Wondermedia Storymaker. Enjoy!!

 

Senator Nonini Appointed to Idaho’s Higher Education Task Force

The following is excerpted from the Idaho.gov website on February 1, 2017.

Membership Announced for Higher Ed, Workforce Development Task Forces

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the full membership rolls today for two new task forces created to study and recommend how best to address Idaho’s “K-through-Career” education and job training needs beyond high school.

The Governor’s 36-member Higher Education Task Force and 17-member Workforce Development Task Force both have scheduled organizational meetings in Boise on Friday, February 10th to begin their work. They are patterned on the Governor’s successful Task Force for Improving Education, which submitted 20 recommendations for K-12 public school reforms. The State now is in the third year of a five-year plan for implementing those recommendations targeting teacher pay, preparation and professional development, local school accountability, post-secondary counseling, classroom technology and student performance. [Read more…]

Greater local management is right solution for Idaho’s public lands

The following article was originally published in The Coeur d’Alene Press on November 18, 2015, by Idaho State Senator Bob Nonini (R-Coeur d’Alene). It has been republished here with express permission from The Coeur d’Alene Press.

Idaho is blessed with incredible natural resources that should sustain our communities and grow Idaho’s economy. However, misguided policies coming out of Washington, D.C., created by individuals who don’t understand our Idaho values, threaten the use of these resources.

We need a leader who defends Idaho’s natural resources and those who make a living off the land.

Brad Little has been working on public lands issues his entire life. A third generation Idaho rancher and farmer from Gem County, he first cut his teeth on the Sagebrush Rebellion in the late 1970s.

Brad has a record of standing up to the federal government. [Read more…]