Author: Keelyn Wright

Team Tuesday: Keelyn Wright, Policy Intern

Hey! I’m Keelyn Wright. I was born in Florida, but my family now lives in Saskatchewan, Canada. I currently live in Rexburg, where I’m working on my history degree from BYU-I and helping out as a policy intern at MLI. When not buried under mounds of homework, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and listening to…

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08.27.2019: Public Hearing Reminder on Education

TONIGHT, August 27, 2019, is the last public hearing scheduled by Idaho Department of Education this summer to address the following administrative rules: IDAPA 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness (subsections 004, 007, 008, 009, 111, 112, 116, and 150) – specifically the Idaho Content Standards (incorporated by reference, Definitions, Assessments, Accountability, Unique Student Identifier, and Basic Values IDAPA 08.02.04…

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Public Hearings: Idaho Department of Education

Earlier this summer, numerous Idahoans signed petitions requesting public hearings for changes the Idaho Department of Education made regarding the following rules: IDAPA 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness (subsections 004, 007, 008, 009, 111, 112, 116, and 150) – specifically the Idaho Content Standards (incorporated by reference, Definitions, Assessments, Accountability, Unique Student Identifier, and Basic Values IDAPA…

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Public Hearings: Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Earlier this summer, numerous Idahoans signed petitions requesting public hearings for changes the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made regarding the following rules: Docket 16-0000-1900 for IDAPA 16.02.11 Immunizations of children attending licensed daycare facilities in Idaho, 16.02.12 Procedures and testing to be performed on newborn infants, 16.02.15 Immunization requirements for Idaho school children,…

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Public Hearings: Idaho Department of Lands

Earlier this summer, numerous Idahoans signed petitions requesting public hearings for changes the  Idaho Department of Lands made regarding the following rules: IDAPA 20.03.01 Rules Governing Dredge and Placer Mining Operations in Idaho. The information regarding this hearing as published in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin can be found here. The purpose of this post is…

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Public Hearings: Idaho Department of Water Resources

Earlier this summer, numerous Idahoans signed petitions requesting public hearings for changes the Idaho Department of Water Resources made regarding the following rules: Docket 37-0000-1900 for IDAPA 37.02.01 Comprehensive State Water Plan Rules and Docket 37-0000-1900F for IDAPA 37.03.07 Stream Channel Alterations Rules. The information regarding this hearing as published in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin…

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22 Counties Petitioned. Now What?

For years, Idaho’s House of Representatives and State Senate has voted to renew the Administrative Code and, in doing so, approved any new rules created by our numerous state agencies. At the beginning of the most recent legislative session, Idaho had over 8,000 pages of administrative rules! These ranged in topics, covering everything from vaccinations…

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The “Equality Act” (H.R. 5)

The United States House of Representatives will soon be voting on the “Equality Act” (H.R. 5). Do not let the name fool you: the Equality Act does not promote but rather limits equality and freedom among American citizens. The bill’s summary states its purpose as “[prohibiting] discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity”…

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