“On behalf of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), it is my pleasure to tell you that you have been selected to receive our Leadership Award for your efforts to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in Idaho this year. We are incredibly grateful for your continued partnership and are excited to honor your achievements with this award.” -Austin Rodriquez

A lot of work in only 11 weeks. In my legislative wrap up, we talk about Bibles in school, permitless carry, hybrid fees and more. Thank you to my fellow legislators for their sacrifice and service to our great state. I am happy to be home.

How do I process the worthiness of proposed legislation? Does money play a role in my voting? Will the Medicaid Gap issue get resolved?

What’s left to finish up before we come home, the difficult process of trying to make things better and some frustration with political games.

I have the flu this week but I did a short report anyway. We celebrated Idaho Day last week, wrapped up issues with the Real ID, purchasing and tackled the Right to Try legislation that would allow a terminally ill person to try experimental medications that might lengthen their life.

My thoughts and prayers are with Governor Otter and family, the real benefits of a medical school, suicide and my official announcement.

Week 6: Rep. Kelley Packer – 2016 Legislative Report

February 23, 2016

Legislator of the Year, the never ending Real ID and I am fed up with the bullying tactics of the Idaho Freedom Foundation!

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Week 5: Rep. Kelley Packer – 2016 Legislative Report

February 16, 2016

PCAP is dead. Something so important and necessary, so easily defeated. In this report I explain what happened and share my process for dealing with setbacks. I also stood on my soapbox to discuss the issue of entitlement programs creating an environment of dependency.

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Week 4: Rep. Kelley Packer – 2016 Legislative Report

February 8, 2016

There has been much in the news about the license plate requirements, the Idaho State Police asking to use unmarked police cars, the medicaid gap and water, water, water. I also talk about how we prepare for the next legislative session. Thank you all for your support. I couldn’t do this without you.

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Week 3: Rep. Kelley Packer – 2016 Idaho Legislative Report

February 2, 2016

In this report we discuss the considerations and struggles of serving as a citizen legislator. I also talk about the best way to contact your elected representatives and conforming Idaho law with the federal tax code.

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