Expedited Eviction Bill Falls (Idaho Press-Tribune)

“Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell, fiercely opposed the legislation because he viewed it as an affront to due process in the state.” On Monday, H138, the Expedited Eviction Bill failed to pass the House 34-36; click here for coverage by the Idaho Press Tribune. https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/expedited-evictions-bill-narrowly-fails-to-pass-house/article_4e05fb1c-945b-54c5-9656-b1a3dc2ce54f.html Continue reading Expedited Eviction Bill Falls (Idaho Press-Tribune)

Computerized Discrimination In Criminal Justice

IDAHO MUST ELIMINATE COMPUTERIZED DISCRIMINATION IN ITS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM BY: REP. GREG CHANEY (R-Caldwell) The most sacred responsibility of any lawmaker is to ensure that we protect the people we serve. That means everybody, not just certain select groups. Unfortunately, when it comes to criminal justice in Idaho, existing practices in the state threaten the very concept of fairness guaranteed to all of its … Continue reading Computerized Discrimination In Criminal Justice

BILL INTRODUCED TO LIGHTEN PRESSURE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  

(Boise) Representative Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell) introduced a bill today in the House Judiciary, Rules, and Administration committee aimed at alleviating budget pressures for counties faced with jail crowding and struggles providing public defense.  The bill, which the committee agreed to move forward, would reduce certain misdemeanor driving offenses to infractions, eliminate mandatory jail time for driving on a suspended license, and allow low-income citizens a … Continue reading BILL INTRODUCED TO LIGHTEN PRESSURE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  

Sex Trafficking Hearing in Judiciary and Rules Committee

“We recognize that something needs to be done,” [Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell] said. “My biggest concern is that we’ll do something in the name of doing something, and it won’t actually make a difference – but we’ll tell ourselves it did, and the right thing won’t happen because of that.” (Click Here to Keep Reading) Source: Article by Bill Spence, Lewiston Tribune Re-posted at http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2018/feb/02/lawmakers-hear-sex-trafficking-horror-stories/ Continue reading Sex Trafficking Hearing in Judiciary and Rules Committee

Tax Cut Bill Introduced

**Note: Rep. Chaney voted in favor of introducing the bill at Tuesday’s hearing before the Revenue and Taxation Committee** Source: http://idahonews.com/news/local/idaho-lawmakers-introduce-200-million-tax-cut-plan BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho lawmakers have ushered in a $200 million tax cut plan as the first tax relief proposal of the 2018 legislative session. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle said Tuesday the proposal is one of the largest tax reduction bills ever proposed … Continue reading Tax Cut Bill Introduced

Idaho Now Officially Fastest-Growing State (Idaho Statesman)

In recent months, Boise has made nearly every “best places” list put out by Forbes, and Idaho now is officially the fastest-growing state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Meridian is the nation’s 13th fastest-growing city. -Idaho Statesman 1/18/2018 For the full article, click here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/business-insider/article195346584.html Continue reading Idaho Now Officially Fastest-Growing State (Idaho Statesman)