Reclaim Idaho aims to move beyond the issues that divide us in order to find common cause by addressing the urgent issues that concern us all.
Strengthen Public Schools: According to a recent survey by Boise State University, Idahoans believe that education is the most significant issue facing Idaho. Since 2006, inflation-adjusted funding for public education has fallen sharply in 86 Idaho districts. Tragically, forty-three Idaho districts have decided to address budget shortfalls by moving to a 4-day school week.
Protect Public Lands and Natural Resources: Idaho is blessed with abundant natural resources. Our public lands, wildlife and water resources are part of our quality of life. We encourage thoughtful, collaborative management of our natural resources. The state often manages them for powerful vested interests, rather than the people of Idaho. For example, in the 2017 Idaho legislative session, the House of Representatives rejected a bill that would request the Idaho Department of Lands to increase public awareness of IDL lands open for public access.
Extend Healthcare to Working Families: 78,000 Idahoans—most of whom belong to working families—fall into the so-called “Medicaid gap” and have been denied access to affordable healthcare. 64 percent of Idahoans say they are disappointed with the failure of the Idaho Legislature to address this issue, and 70 percent of Idahoans say that they favor closing the Medicaid gap.