Legislation / Getting Good Things Done


Enacted laws I have authored and/or co-sponsored:
  • HB1, combining $410 million in ongoing support for Idaho education with a $500 million income tax rebate
  • Improved healthcare coverage for educators
  • Funding for full-day optional kindergarten
  • Career ladder legislation providing teacher raises
  • Anti-bullying law
  • Civics education requirement
  • Funding for trauma training and suicide prevention for parents & school personnel
Other work in education:
  • Served on Governor’s Task Force on Higher Education, where I successfully advocated for increased scholarship funding for low-income students
  • Volunteer teacher of classes on the Constitution and Bill of Rights in Boise schools since 2008
  • Founding member of Boise State University Honors College’s Advisory Board
Recognition for my work in this area:
  • Idaho Children are Primary’s “Primary Legislator” Award for support of children and families
  • Rated 100% for support of education by Idaho Business for Education
  • Idaho Federation of Families’ Outstanding Advocacy Award for Children’s Mental Health
  • Endorsed by Idaho Education Association
  • Idaho Women Lawyers’ Public Service Award