Making Good Progress - Week 7 in Session
District 13 Constituents,
I look forward to keeping you informed with highlights taking place in the Idaho Capitol during our legislative session.
Week 7 represents what we expect to be just beyond the half way point of the 2018 Legislative session. The week started out strong in JFAC with Monday’s approval of the Public Education budget totaling over $2 billion making public education funding the largest General Fund budget in Idaho. On Friday, in a Joint Finance- Appropriations Committee (JFAC) meeting, we provided funding for three new crisis centers. One of the crisis centers will reside in Canyon County. Many community stakeholders, both private and public entities, have joined forces to support the building and operation of this much needed facility in Canyon County. The center will not only save our community money, but more importantly will help those in crisis. I appreciate all the hard work our community has done to this point and look forward to its success.
I enjoyed the opportunity again this week to meet with many constituents. On Thursday, I had the honor of attending the Boys and Girls Club Idaho Youth of the Year Luncheon. At the luncheon, we heard from the six finalists for the Military Youth and the Youth of the Year awards. Each of their speeches were inspiring. In the end, Nampa’s Ivan Lomeli took home the top honors as Idaho’s Youth of the Year. Ivan plans to attend Cornell University. Congratulations Ivan!
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Senator Jeff Agenbroad