2018 Legislative Session with Rep. Heather Scott
by Shari Dovale
Representative Heather Scott (R-Blanchard) has recently returned from the 2018 Legislative session in Boise. She agreed to sit down with Redoubt News to discuss how the session went.
Calling it a “Great Year” Scott tells us of the many wins the Liberty Legislators gained during 2018. Though there were also many defeats, she tells us why some of those happened.
Not many citizens understand the process of how bills become law, but Scott tells us of issues in the State Capital that can stop a bill from making it to the Governor’s desk.
She talks about the Executive Branch and Lobbyists as well, explaining some of the ways that government deals with issues that are important to the people, which constituents do not normally see.
Scott explains how bills can be very popular with the people, but elected officials can stall this legislation for their own purposes. Scott also tells us who some of the elected officials were that have been involved in stalling select bills.
Some of the bills that she discusses include several firearm related bills, including gun safety courses in Idaho Public Schools.
She also tells us about new Pro-Life legislation that passed into law. Knowing that it does not solve all of the issues raised by her constituents, she does agree that small steps are at least going in the right direction.
Scott discusses the NDAA, Education, and more in this open and direct interview.
A founder of Growing Freedom for Idaho, you can see all the bills from this session at this website: https://growingfreedomidaho.com/
Their vision, from their website:
Empowering citizens with critical information to pursue freedom and liberty objectives essential for Idaho to maintain its Constitutional rights.
We believe informed and engaged citizens are the most effective and realistic solution to reducing big government growth and to preserve our Republic form of government.
Representative Heather Scott is on the ballot again this year in District 1 for North Idaho. Please check out her website at http://voteheatherscott.com/