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Sparse crowd for the COVID skeptic rally in Twin Falls today organized by the John Birch Society and featuring Lt Gov McGeachin and at least 7 GOP lawmakers. #idpol #idleg #COVID19 #idahoCovid19
Guys with ear pieces wearing III% militia gear appear to be providing security. And Idaho III% president Eric Parker was scheduled to speak, although not seeing him as of yet.
Almost no masks, lots of hugs and handshakes, no distancing as Idaho’s. COVID-19 cases continue to spike.
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One reason I find this interesting is most of the #maskmandates so far have been in places where Democrats control local politics. This would be the first one in a more Republican city. #idpol #idahoCovid19… via @thepostregister
Bonneville County’s quirky. The local GOP central committee is one of the most conservative in the state but the City Council is actually pretty liberal, it’s a mix of Republicans, Democrats and independents. They recently voted to expand the local anti-discrimination ordinance.
Mayor Casper is a Republican but a more moderate one. Bryan Smith and Doyle Beck spent a lot of money trying to unseat her in 2017. As for local GOP primary voters they’re all over. This city has produced some of the most conservative and most moderate Republicans in the #idleg
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At the platform committee meeting at the GOP convention in Nampa. They're just doing the roll call now, should get started in a bit. #idpol
Here's a link where you can take a look at the proposed platform planks… #idpol
And a thread I did a couple days ago going over some of the more significant ones #idpol
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Photo thread time! ⬇️ #idleg #idpol
Legislators talk in the House chambers as rally attendees enter the gallery.
Rep. Paul Shepherd (R-Riggins) reviews the proclamation against Governor Little.
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I'm at the statehouse for today's unofficial "special session" of #idleg. Rally attendees have filled the gallary. I'm counting 12-15 representatives. Looks like we're getting started in a few moments here.
"We're all racists up here!" someone calls from the gallery. "Racists, extremists!"
Rep. Boyle starts it off, acknowledges this isn't a legislative session because they don't have quorum. Rep. Tim Remington leads a prayer. The crowd cheers at the end of the pledge of allegiance, and Boyle asks them to stay quiet as the Reps conduct business.
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Just in: Gov. Little orders 5 percent budget cuts across the board to next years state budget. Says Idaho won't balance the FY21 budget without cuts. That's a nearly $99M cut for public schools #idleg #idpol
Little: “Unfortunately, we now face a new economic reality caused by the pandemic that was not anticipated when the budget was set.”
The plan will freeze teachers on the career ladder salary system and cut technology and IT funding by a combined $14 million at a time when schools are making an unprecedented shift to online learning.
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Idaho lawmakers are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to pass DANGEROUS AND EXTREME gun bills. HB 516 would allow more people to carry hidden loaded handguns in public without training or background checks. Tell @GovernorLittle to VETO now: #IDLeg
Idaho State Senator @ChuckWinderID said: “We’ve said all along that until someone actually in our chamber, in the building, was confirmed, we would work. We’ve still got a lot to do.“ Like pass horrible gun bills that endanger his constituents... #IDleg…
Other bills passed by Idaho Republicans?
* Killing an Idaho “Too Great for Hate” license plate
* A ban on gender changes on birth certificates
* A ban on allowing trans girls to compete in girls’ sports

And then, of course, they promoted an end of session party in downtown Boise
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We oppose #HB525:

ID is a vast and rural state and access to health care can be hard to reach. NPO's like Planned Parenthood provide vital services that anyone can access. These services are often the only reliable & trusted source of preventative health care in rural ID #idleg
PP provides services for over 9,000 patients annually, many of whom have low incomes, & would otherwise not have access to crucial services such as birth control, life save cancer screening, wellness exams, & more. #HB525 would ultimately cut off access to preventative HC #idleg
Health Care clinics are often the locations where a survivor of sexual assault or domestic violence feels safe and comfortable enough to disclose their circumstances.
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We have been in House Jud and Rules since 1:30 PM to testify against #HB465, and at 6:30 @mone_miller testified on our behalf. #idleg

Reasons we oppose below:

In section 3(a) of this bill, it states that surgery is never necessary for a child if it is for the sole purpose
of attempting to change or affirm the child’s perception of their sex. In our opinion, it is unethical, and it poses equal protection issues for doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to discriminate against transgender people and to exclude transition-related care.
It is a human right that everyone receives the medical care that they need, including transgender youth. Even further, it is extremely inappropriate and unreasonable to punish medical professionals with a felony and life in prison for treating transgender minors and
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Here's how this kind of thing works:
1. Right-wing website doesn't interview anyone about the workshop.
2. Website's followers send threats/promise to show up & disrupt.
3. Workshop privacy settings changed for safety.
4. Website authors/followers outraged about privacy settings.
I have yet to read an article in a conservative publication that explains that (a) faculty voluntarily do professional development to become more effective teachers, (b) it's typical for universities to have teaching centers that help faculty with this development, and. . .
(c) there's an entire body of rigorously peer-reviewed literature, based on sound social science, that guides the development of teaching centers' workshops. Faculty developers and instructional designers don't make this stuff up out of thin air.
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New #BoiseState pres @MarleneTromp spoke this morning to the College of Arts & Sciences faculty. It was hard not to shout AMEN! or raise praise hands during her remarks. So much of what she said resonated with my experience and observations.
@MarleneTromp spoke of the importance of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences to the immediate work of the university—educating our students—but also addressed how, for example, historians and sociologists are essential to research in engineering & science.
Pres. Tromp also spoke of how those of us who understand culture need to bring our perspectives to challenges like cybersecurity because our divergent thinking is key to understanding cybercrime. I'd add climate change, gun violence, and mass migration to that list.
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Today in #idleg I’m live tweeting @IdahoITD Director Brian Ness presenting to joint Sen/House Committee. (@ACHD Director Bruce Wong is in the peanuts gallery, FWIW)
Opening statement by @IdahoITD Ness is they are breaking down bureaucracy and focusing on their customers—the citizens of Idaho. “We are moving at the speed of business.”
So far, Ness focuses on breaking down a 1960s Civil Service model. Says @IdahoITD is focusing on outcomes rather than processes. “Customers hear ‘yes, if...’ rather than ‘no, because.’”
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