Important 2C Information for the November 2020 General Election

Absentee Voting If you’ve requested an absentee ballot, be sure it’s received by the Canyon County Elections Office no later than 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020. IMPORTANT: Postmarks don’t count as being “received” by the Elections Office.  Even if you mail your ballot before election day, the Elections Office may not receive it until AFTER it is no longer eligible to be counted! MAIL … Continue reading Important 2C Information for the November 2020 General Election

A Clear Vision during Uncertain Times

We’re facing difficult and unprecedented times. On top of the everyday challenges we face during the best of times, we must contend with COVID-19 concerns, economic instability, and a heightened level of vitriol and anger in public discourse. During difficult times, it’s important to have leaders who are strong enough to filter through the noise of our chaotic times and stay focused on vision for … Continue reading A Clear Vision during Uncertain Times

Our Shared Community; Our Shared Legacy

“Whether you’ve been part of our community for 5 months or 5 generations, your presence here adds to the legacy we pass on to future generations of Canyon County residents.” If you’re new to the area, let me say welcome! You’re following a generations-long tradition of those who have moved here for a better life. If you or your family have been here a while, … Continue reading Our Shared Community; Our Shared Legacy

Addendum to Committee Report Submitted

The Joint Judiciary Working Group wrestled with a host of difficult issues during a meeting that lasted more than four hours via Zoom on Friday, August 14, 2020.  After working through eight different proposed amendments to a previously submitted piece of recommended legislation as well as discussion on the parts of the legislation that weren’t amended.  The legislation had been advanced along with a committee … Continue reading Addendum to Committee Report Submitted

One More Meeting for Working Group

Last month, the joint Judiciary Working Group concluded its work by voting to approve a piece of suggested legislation on liability reform and recommended that the governor call a special legislative session to pass the proposed legislation.  In early August, Sen. Todd Lakey and Rep. Greg Chaney, co-chairs of the joint Judiciary Working Group, submitted the committee report to House and Senate leadership. Since then, … Continue reading One More Meeting for Working Group

Judiciary Concludes by Recommending Special Session for Liability Reform

Thursday, July 30 the joint Judiciary Working Group–composed of the standing House and Senate Judiciary Committees–met via videoconference for more than three hours.  During the course of its meeting, the working group fulfilled the purpose for which it had been commissioned by approving suggested legislation and voting overwhelmingly to request that Governor Little calling a special session. The Working Group recommended legislation that would spell … Continue reading Judiciary Concludes by Recommending Special Session for Liability Reform

Chairman Chaney, Judiciary Committee Back at Work

As Chairman of the House Judiciary, Rules, & Administration committee, Rep. Chaney has been tasked with co-chairing the Judiciary Working Group to evaluate liability issues related to COVID-19.  The Working Group is comprised of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees and co-chaired by Chaney and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Todd Lakey. The Working Group is tasked with reviewing liability issues facing businesses and government entities–including … Continue reading Chairman Chaney, Judiciary Committee Back at Work

Sanctuary City Policy Issues Resurface

In 2017, Rep. Chaney and Rep. Sage Dixon (R-Ponderay) introduced legislation to prohibit sanctuary city policies in Idaho. A firestorm of criticism quickly erupted.  Chaney pushed back on those who tried to blur the line between immigration and illegal immigration. There were extended negotiations with agricultural interests.  One critique that seemed to gain momentum was that the legislation wasn’t necessary because there were no sanctuary cities … Continue reading Sanctuary City Policy Issues Resurface