Finally home on this Constitution Day…

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Had a very challenging, but rewarding trip to Nashville to speak at the CVSN Training Conference on Tuesday (I got in late Sunday evening and then got food poisoning early Monday morning). The Wyakin Warrior Foundation has always appreciated the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network recognition and support of our important transitional program for severely wounded veterans coming home. Please support the vendors that make up this network, they are all such great folks with big hearts! www.cvsn.org

Great Events Today…

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Started with my friends from IamAmerican.org discussing amending our US Constitution with a Balanced Budget Amendment (Picture of Lou and Loren below). Then to the Wyakin Volunteer Appreciate BBQ where we have a wonderful time with just great people and finally to the awesome Eagle Wine and Food Festival where my great friend Mary May has, for the 8th year in a row, put on a wonderful event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County.

Meet us at the Capital…

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Tomorrow we will be having some folks from I Am American come to discuss the efforts around a Balanced Budget Amendment in Boise. I am honored to be the guest speaker and I believe you will learn many things about Article V of our US Constitution and what powers the States really do have! Come and join us… chumly.com/attachment/19236063

Wyakin visit by the Vice Chairman of Naval Operations…

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Had a lot of meetings today, but the most unique was with VCNO Michelle Howard. A wonderfully intelligent and experienced Naval professional who asked pointed questions during our team’s review of the Wyakin program and it’s successes. She will also be involved in Idaho’s Fallen Soldier Ceremony tomorrow just East of the Capital at the memorial should you chose to attend and meet her.

Symptomatic…

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Of Congress not making hard decisions; cont. to bail out Postal Service and now 1.6 cents/penny! on.wsj.com/1wg2Xv3

Been a long 11 months, but our Son JD (John) is back from Afghanistan and in Ft. Bragg for debriefing… We are so proud of both of our kid’s service!

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Reading the latest State Legislatures magazine from NCSL discusses 2 people moves that impact our government…

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1: Eric Milstead taking over for Jeff Youtz for Legislative Services (with a picture of Eric that looks seriously like Dan Popkey) and, 2: Jason Hancock moving from the Dept of Ed to become the Dir of South Dakota’s Legislative Research Council. I will miss Jason’s council and welcome Eric (or Dan?) to his new position. And to Jeff Youtz, thank you for so many years of fair, non-partisan work. You will be sorely missed!

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