Idaho Senate makes committee assignments, House to follow soon

The Senate completed its organizational session Thursday afternoon and announced committee assignments. The new chairs are Agriculture, led by Sen. Steve Bair, R-Blackfoot; Commerce & Human Resources, Sen. John Tippets, R-Montpelier; Health & Welfare, Sen. Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls; Judiciary & Rules, Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston; Local Government and Taxation, Sen. Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton; and Transportation, Sen. Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson.

At 11:30 a.m. Friday, House Clerk Bonnie Alexander read committee assignments to the House. I'll post them as soon as they are available in writing and I can add full names, party affiliation and city.

Agricultural Affairs
Chairman – Steve Bair, R-Blackfoot
Vice Chairman – Jim Guthrie, R-McCammon
Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson
John Tippets, R-Montpelier
Jim Rice, R-Caldwell
Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene
Jim Patrick, R-Twin Falls
Branden Durst, D-Boise
Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise

Commerce and Human Resources
Chairman – John Tippets, R-Montpelier
Vice Chairman - Jim Patrick, R-Twin Falls
Dean Cameron, R-Rupert
John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene
Jim Guthrie, R-McCammon
Fred Martin, R-Boise
Todd Lakey, R-Nampa
Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow
Branden Durst, D-Boise

Education
Chairman – John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene
Vice Chairman – Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls
Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth
Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian
Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene
Steven Thayn, R-Emmett
Jim Patrick, R-Twin Falls
Branden Durst, D-Boise
Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise

Finance
Chairman – Dean Cameron, R-Rupert
Vice Chairman – Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint
Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls
Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens
Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood
Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston
Cliff Bayer, R-Boise
Steve Thayn, R-Emmett
Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow
Roy Lacey, D-Pocatello

Health and Welfare
Chairman - Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls
Vice Chairman – Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood
Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston
Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian
Jim Guthrie, R-McCammon
Fred Martin, R-Boise
Todd Lakey, R-Nampa
Les Bock, D-Boise
Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow

Judiciary and Rules
Chairman – Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston
Vice Chairman – Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens
Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls
Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls
Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood
Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian
Todd Lakey, R-Nampa
Les Bock, D-Boise
Elliot Werk, D-Boise

Local Government and Taxation
Chairman – Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton
Vice Chairman – Jim Rice, R-Caldwell
Brent Hill, R-Rexburg
Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa
Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston
Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens
Cliff Bayer, R-Boise
Elliot Werk, D-Boise
Roy Lacey, D-Pocatello

Resources and Environment
Chairman – Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth
Vice Chairman – Steve Bair, R-Blackfoot
Dean Cameron, R-Rupert
Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton
Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson
Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls
John Tippets, R-Montpelier
Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum
Roy Lacey, D-Pocatello

State Affairs
Chairman – Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa
Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls
Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian
Brent Hill, R-Idaho Falls
Chuck Winder, R-Boise
Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston
Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton
Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum
Elliot Werk, D-Boise

Transportation
Chairman - Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson
Vice Chairman – Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston
Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint
Chuck Winder, R-Bosie
Jim Rice, R-Caldwell
Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene
Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian
Les Bock, D-Boise
Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise

This looks well balanced to me....wish the prez would

balance things this way....

Non-partisan and a safe-haven for conservatives and fiscal responsibility....

If he'd get the Army to hold them and make them work...

Gingrich is a peon compared to Boehner or whatever that devil's name is.

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The Prez? Balance committee chairs?

I assume you are talking about the Senate President since the POTUS has nothing to do with committee assignments. You don't think the Senate committees are balanced? Why not?

Non-partisan? Which part of the committee assignments is non-partisan? What are you talking about?

other than the chairmanships

how much has the committee membership changed? Is it pretty much the same people?

Nonini on the Education committee? Hmmm......

Why did Nonini deep six the excellent Cronin legislation that would have protected Idaho Citizens from bad actors in the troubled For-profit education industry? How much money did the troubled For-profit education industry, K-12 Corporation, Apollo Group/University of Phoenix, and others pay Nonini, Denney, Moyle and their ilk the past two sessions?

Abramoff: "Fire up the jet baby, we're going to El Paso!!" Mike Scanlon: "I want all their MONEY!!!" Email interchange between Jack Abramoff and Mike Scanlon, February 6, 2002

Much ado about nothing again.

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