I can sum up my feelings with one word.
What was Gov. Otter talking about in his State of the State address?
It certainly didn’t sound like Idaho, because everything in this state isn’t hunky-dory.
The true state of our state looks more like this:
- Idaho ranks last for median income for women.
- Idaho ranks last for median income for individuals.
- Idaho ranks last for average wage.
- Idaho ranks last for per capita income.
- Idaho ranks last for increases in wages since 2007.
- Idaho ranks last in per pupil spending.
- Idaho ranks last in students continuing their education after high school.
- Idaho ranks first in per capita minimum wage workers.
- Idaho ranks last in protecting juvenile records.
- Idaho is one of three states that does not require financial disclosure for state legislators
- Ninety-three of Idaho’s 115 school districts survive on supplemental levies.
- Idaho has the 7th highest suicide rate.
- An estimated 4,000 veterans lack health coverage.
- Approximately 78,000 Idahoans lack health coverage.That’s why Better Idaho is launching the leadership accountability project. Our goal is to make sure Idaho’s elected leaders are working to make the state a better place to live, work, raise children and nurture a family.Our mantra is simple: stop putting politics ahead of people.
So join us for this year’s legislative session. I’m warning you, the journey won’t be easy, but I know we can make a difference.
Tell your friends about us. Tell them to join us for the latest information from the Idaho Capitol.
It’s our job to make a Better Idaho. Together, we can do it.