Week 1 of the 64th Idaho Legislature is in the books. I discuss the tumultuous first 5 days, UnSpam legislation, and tax cuts during the Great Recession vs. responsible funding of services.

My thoughts on Gov. Otter’s State of the State address and the passing of former Pocatello Mayor Greg Anderson.

In this podcast of the first day of the 2017 Idaho Legislative Session, I review my goals which include: dispatch training, sign language interpreters, protecting kids from inappropriate cell phone spam, civility and respect. This is going to be a busy session.

“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?

Week 9: Rep. Kelley Packer – 2016 Legislative Report

March 14, 2016

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.

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Week 8: Rep. Kelley Packer – 2016 Legislative Report

March 7, 2016

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.

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Week 7: Rep. Kelley Packer – 2016 Legislative Report

March 1, 2016

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

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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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