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  1. Return Maintenance and Operations to the Property Tax

    The ill planned tax shift passed during the special session has seriously decreased the revenue for the state. This decrease in revenue is severely impacting schools and other important programs.

    Homeowner occupied properties should continue to be exempt from the M&O portion of property tax. This plan was proposed, but never was given a chance for debate by the legislature. It is time to bring it back.

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  2. 17 votes
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. Rent empty office space in state buildings to small businesses

    Empty cubicles already have the infrastructure in place for a small business to rent the space for their office workers. Make some money instead of saving it!

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  5. Save highway paint costs.

    If highway lanes are painted annually, consider painting 5 linear feet, skip next ten, then paint next 5. Adjust starting point 5 feet each year. Paint costs would be reduced by 66% each year. Cost of labor could potentially decrease as well--more miles per day could be covered.

    2 votes
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  6. 12 votes
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  7. senators should be appointed

    I believe that we should change both the US constitution and the Idaho constitution and have the Senators be appointed again like the original intent of the framers was. The role of the Senator has been change and not for the good, the senator should not be representing the interests of the people but that of the state, while the representatives will represent the people.

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  8. I have a plan to make Idaho free of the juggernaut of health insurance and malpractice.

    Free us of the healthcare burden. Create tax free, direct pay, group healthcare accounts, no insurance middle man. Limit liability for doctors so that they don't need malpractice ins. The state can start the program and blue cross can go monopolize some other state. No more dozens of office workers trying to get one bill paid. See the rest of the plan on Facebook. The National Rational Party under groups.

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  9. 4 votes
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  10. Change constitution & have legislature meet every other year

    The constitution requires the legislature meet every year. Propose legislation changing this. If an emergency occurred, the Governor could call a special session of the legislature. It seems like legislators spend the 60 + days they are in Boise squabbling with one another. Limit the squabbling to every other year.

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  11. Start from the top down - Reduce the salaries of the Governor, his staff and legislative body by 10%

    It is ridiculous to continue to demand sacrifices from those are can no longer afford any more. Lead by example and cut salaries and perks from the highest ranks first.

    72 votes
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  12. Eliminate Women's & Hispanic Commission, and IPT

    Eliminate funding to these two commissions. Cut funding to IPT. Oregon doesn't sponsor Public Television. Public Television must raise funds and charge for its services.

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  13. Sunshine Committee

    In Texas, every few years, each agency has to go before the sunshine committe to determine if the agency still serves a legitimate purpose. I think Idaho needs to do something similar.

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  14. Consolidate Dept of Labor, Voc Rehab, Industrial Commission

    Create a one stop shop for citizens: Dept of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitative Services. Labor is primarily federally funded. The vocation rehabilitiatve services of the Industrial Commission are primarily funded from dedicated funds. Voc Rehab receives a fair chunk of funding from the state general fund. If we consolidated these agencies, we could absorb some of the IT, HR, Admin, and support redundancies.

    11 votes
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  15. Propose state projects to improve our infrastructure so that Out of State businesses relocate here!!

    Our schools, roads and city services need to reflect that we as a state are ready to grow! Do not look to one sector, as in tourism. Look for green, non-polluting businesses to relocate here because we have good schools, hospitals, Universities where they make sense to help THEM and our communities viable alternatives to other places.

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  16. Charge a rational fee for State employee parking.

    A monthly Capital Mall parking tag costs $5/month. A parking space costs many tens of times this amount to maintain. Charge a rational fee for parking. As a side benefit of saving tax money, perhaps it will encourage employees to find wiser ways of commuting.

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  17. 11 votes
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  18. Lean Methodology in State Government

    The state of Idaho should implement lean methodology in its operation. It should operate in a manner of continuous process improvement, much like the private sector (regardless of the state of the economy).

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  19. Legislators = Part Time employees = They pay more for benefits

    Legislators are part time employees of the State of Idaho. Part time state employees received an increase in their health insurance premiums. This increase needs to be passed on to all legislators receiving state funded health care. Constituents should demand this of their elected officials!!!

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