Chamber Days at the Legislature 2013


By Michelle Bartlome

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - This week, members of the Idaho Chamber Alliance went to Boise to find out exactly what's going on in the legislature.

Chamber Days at the Legislature was held Sunday through Tuesday.

It's a chance for locals to find out where the Gem State is at on issues like education, Medicaid and health insurance.

Hundreds of people, two days of speakers and one collective goal: finding out what's happening in the Gem State.

"They represent a collective thought for the entire state so it's an idea of what's important in the state through the Chamber of Commerce. The most important part is that they are here so they care. They are invested,” said Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, State Of Idaho.

Invested in not only their neck of the woods, but all of Idaho.

"The Idaho Chamber Alliance is made up of 20 Chamber of Commerce from across the State. We represent thousands of businesses. Chamber Days is a great opportunity to bring everyone together to work with each other. It gives us a stronger voice,” said Shawn Barigar, Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce.

A voice in many items that will be discussed during the legislative sessions including the personal property tax and state–based health insurance exchange.

"We may have eight priorities, these breakout sessions give us a chance to learn from the experts,” said Barigar.

Learning and gaining knowledge from the experts to take back to their part of the state.

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