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Idaho Democrats present 2021 legislative priorities

| January 12, 2021 1:00 AM

BOISE — Democratic lawmakers presented legislative priorities for the 2021 session on Monday.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, and House Minority Leader Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, said the main priorities for the Idaho Joint Democratic Caucus included legislation to ensure fair taxes, affordable health care, access to quality education, criminal justice reform and economic prosperity.

Both Stennett and Rubel said they looked forward to working with the governor and Republican lawmakers to find bipartisan solutions to provide a better quality of life for all Idahoans, especially working families, who’ve been critically impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Legislature must work together to represent the best interests of every Idahoan in our rapidly changing political, social, and economic environment — now more than ever,” Stennett said.

“We think there is much opportunity for bipartisan progress this session to benefit the lives of Idahoans,” Rubel added.