Friday, November 2, 2007

Lawmakers launch pre-session tour

Stennett, Jaquet, Pence seek feedback


By GREG STAHL
Express Staff Writer

Winter is fast approaching, and that means state lawmakers are beginning to gear up for the 2008 legislative session.

District 25 legislators Sen. Clint Stennett, D-Ketchum, and Reps. Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum, and Donna Pence, D-Gooding, will hold a pre-session legislative tour this November. It will kick off with a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, at the Old Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey.

"The pre- and post-session district-wide tours are invaluable to us," said House Minority Leader Jaquet. "Seeing the faces and hearing from those who entrust us to represent them every winter in Boise reminds us of why we do this service and who we do it for. Also, I think District 25 residents appreciate hearing straight from us about what we are working on, and why."

Legislative District 25 includes Blaine, Camas, Lincoln and Gooding counties.

The lawmakers are scheduled to meet with public officials and local interest groups through most of the morning and lunch hour Monday. They have reserved time for Blaine County residents after 2:30 p.m.

On Nov. 6 and the Nov. 8, the trio of District 25 Democrats will also attend the Hailey and Ketchum Rotary meetings.

All are welcome to discuss concerns or pose questions about the upcoming 2008 legislative session. A post-session district tour is anticipated in the spring upon session adjournment.

As always, District 25 residents are also encouraged to write or phone legislators during the session at (208) 332-1000, toll-free at (800) 626-0471, via e-mail at stennett@senate.idaho.gov, wjaquet@house.idaho.gov, dpence@house.idaho.gov, or by mail to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720.




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