Guns, immigration, federal money on constituents’ minds

Guns, immigration, federal money on constituents' minds

by REP. HEATHER SCOTT Contributing Writer The Idaho legislature recessed last Friday for two weeks and will return on April 6th to finish up the 2021 session. Over 575 pieces of legislation have made their way through the system, and by the end of session, approximately 350 of those will become law. No legislation has been signed into law to date that would end the emergency, restore the balance of power, or give much needed property or food tax relief for Idaho citizens. Many of the questions I have addressed from citizens over the last month have been centered around the uncertainty of the Biden administration’s agenda’s and policies. Guns, illegal immigration, and the flood of federal money have been at the top of citizens’ concerns. Remember, Idaho does have a choice when it comes to these issues. It takes strong leadership and the belief in the resourcefulness and determination of the people of our state to stand up to federal overreach and act as a sovereign, independent thinking, self-reliant state. Unfortunately, we presently lack that leadership. The next round of federal money — The America Rescue Plan — is on its way and Idaho appears to be an overzealous recipient with both hands out. Gone is the independent western pioneer spirit that forged Idaho into a strong sovereign state. It has now been replaced by a federal welfare mentality that will wreak fiscal damage to generations of future Idahoans. The reality is that the executive branch and majority […]

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