2019 Legislative Session – Key Dates

January 7 The 2019 legislative session begins. January 8 Budget hearings begin in the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC). January 7 – 25 Rule setting weeks. A limited number of bills will be introduced during this period of time. February 11 Deadline for committee introduction of bills. After this date, only privileged committees are…

Poisonous Presents?

It’s that time of year when you might find yourself staring down an endless aisle of colorful products vying for your attention, clambering to make it under your Christmas tree. At the grocery store you might analyze turkeys, candy canes, treats, and – inevitably – the cleaning supplies you’ll need to employ in their wake.…

Celebrate the Holidays Through Conservation

By Crystal Rain The Halloween candy stock is thinning and it’s getting darker and colder by the day. City streetscapes are starting to sport festive lights and the skiers are eagerly looking to the mountains for snow. It can only mean that the holiday season is upon us. As we prepare to gather with friends…

Albertsons can do better, and we can help

By Crystal Rain, Our partners at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Family, an organization designed to protect families from toxic chemicals, has a campaign called Mind the Store that just released its third annual report card grading 40 major U.S. retailers on toxic chemicals in consumer products. This year, Albertsons Companies earned a C- grade, scoring 45.25…

Boise’s Clean Energy Future

By Crystal Rain A journalist, an engineer, and a nurse walk onto a farm. There’s no punchline, it was the first group excursion for Boise’s inaugural cohort of Livability Ambassadors, which I am lucky enough to be a part of. As Livability Ambassadors, 17 other Boise residents and I are given a first-hand look at…

CVI welcomes Antonio Hernandez to the team

Conservation Voters for Idaho is happy to introduce our Voting Rights Associate Antonio Hernandez. Antonio will work to protect and expand voting, ensuring elections are fair and equitable while empowering Idahoans with voter education in our dynamic democracy. Antonio grew up Nampa, ID, a place his family has called home for over 28 years. While…