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Ada County Paramedics in the News There has been a considerable amount of coverage lately regarding Ada County’s ambulance district and the Boise Fire Department’s apparent desire to get into the emergency medical transport business. I …Continue reading →

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Fine Fare for Fair Fans Things have been busy and I haven’t posted on here for a little while but I will try to get caught up here, or you can catch me out at …Continue reading →

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Days ‘N’ Nights I am frequently asked what an Ada County commissioner does. County commissioners in all 44 counties around the state do pretty much the same thing – we just do it …Continue reading →

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Bits ‘N’ Bytes • Several people who are contemplating running for office have contacted me recently, seeking advice on how to win an election. The best advice I have to give them is …Continue reading →

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What We Wouldn’t Cut Yesterday, we officially adopted a $171 million budget for the upcoming 2009-2010 fiscal year that begins on October 1. We cut 11.4 percent, or $22 million, from the previous year’s …Continue reading →

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County Indigent Program Costs Increase Ada County’s Indigent Services medical payments budget is increasing by a half a million dollars, from $2.9 million to $3.4 million, this coming fiscal year. Sadly, that increase might not …Continue reading →

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Immunization Clinics As I have mentioned previously, I believe the decision about whether to immunize our children should be left in the hands of parents, not the government. I believe that as …Continue reading →

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Life on the Edge I am a firm believer in individual personal responsibility. When welfare assistance is needed, my preference is for private sector organizations such as the Salvation Army, Idaho Foodbank, and religious …Continue reading →

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Community Caring This community cares. On Friday, over 2300 volunteers showed up to assist in the search for young Robert Manwill, whose sudden disappearance on July 24 has touched this community deeply …Continue reading →