CANYON COUNTY DEMS
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President Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, Jan. 20. A memorial for COVID victims will be held the previous day. Democrats will retain control of the House. Gaining control of the Senate is a long shot and will depend on a January runoff for two Georgia Senate races.
The Idaho legislature will convene Monday, January 11. Gov. Brad Little is expected to give his State-of-the-State address at 1 p.m. It will include his budget request for the year.
Major development this year–the state has a budget surplus of $580 million. The tax relief fund is up $136 million. (That’s money from internet sales taxes that the legislature declared will not be used where it’s needed most–funding schools, Medicaid matching, etc.)
Expect to see action:
- To lower taxes–removing the sales tax on food, restructuring property taxes, and/or lowering income taxes.
- For one-time projects–repairing bridges and roads.
- For education–watch for plans from the NEA and Reclaim Idaho.
- For the legislature–expect to see legislators fight to limit the Governor’s emergency powers.
4th Tueday Monthly Business Meetings – Next meeting is at 7pm on Tues Jan 26 Future meetings will be Feb. 23, March 23, and April 27.
1st Tuesday Monthly Social Meetings – Next meeting is at 6pm on Tues Feb 2 Future meetings will be Mar. 2, and April 6.
Please attend meetings by Zoom until further notice. Any problems, please email email@example.com or call 1-208-614-0372
Idaho election results
Democratic candidates at the top of the ticket each received about 26,000 votes or 28.5%.
Democrats lost two legislative seats statewide. This gives Republicans a 58 to 12 advantage in the Idaho House. The Senate remains at 28 Republicans and 7 Democrats.
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