Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home (page 11)

Author Archives: admin

Married? Unmarried? Retirement planning is still essential 

Retirement planning is crucial enough as it is for a married family. Still, it becomes even more critical for singles or unmarried couples, considering that they are not accorded the same tax breaks and advantages that a couple gets upon marriage. Statistical studies report ...

Read More »

Right-wing chaos is bad business  (access required)

Chaos is the new norm after years of Idaho’s single-party politics. Idaho businesses are suffering as a result. The encouraging news is that it’s not too late to step off the destructive path that Idaho’s Republican Party has charted for ...

Read More »

Idaho’s infrastructure: Invest now  

In the upcoming session, it’s imperative we address the vast infrastructure needs facing our state, which continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Idaho’s nearly $2 billion budget surplus and $1 billion from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (and ...

Read More »

Unemployment Insurance Modernization Plan cuts states out of the process 

There’s no doubt that state unemployment insurance (UI) technology needs help. While that’s been true for years, it became evident to anyone paying attention a year ago when people suddenly unemployed by COVID-19 found themselves taking days and weeks and months to ...

Read More »

Student success requires teachers and parents 

Educators deserve to be heard and trusted, paid competitively and prepared with the tools to support students in any classroom. Idaho educators need clear expectations, simplified roles and they deserve policies that help them work with all students. Educators want ...

Read More »

Leadership’s secret ingredient 

I worked for the Hewlett Packard Company (HP) in Boise for over 30 years. I retired when I was elected to the Idaho Legislature in 2018. A group of former HP employees were recently asked to recount their favorite Bill and Dave story ...

Read More »

Long live the consumer 

Recent economic data has shown a rapid inflation pick-up. We are seeing this firsthand in grocery stores and at the pump. While the most recent Consumer Price Index increase was the highest in 30 years, we believe this spike will normalize as we move into 2022. While prices ...

Read More »

An incremental approach to measuring performance 

Measuring performance is integral to any organization, be it a private company or a public education system.  Improvement occurs when realistic goals are set, effective strategies put in place and people and institutions are held accountable. The State Board of ...

Read More »