Episode 36: Previewing the 2022 Legislature, a roundtable

The Legislature is back again — and already, after wrapping up its 2021 session in November.

So what will 2022 bring? All-day kindergarten? Pay raises for teachers and other school staff? Political fireworks?

To set the stage, Kevin Richert interviews three of Idaho’s education lobbyists: Matt Compton of the Idaho Education Association; Rod Gramer of Idaho Business for Education; and Quinn Perry of the Idaho School Boards Association.

Listen here:

And go to our Soundcloud page for other recent episodes:

  • Episode 35: Looking back at ’21, looking ahead to ’22.
  • Episode 34: Hints about the ’22 session, and the Yenor story (Guest, Melissa Davlin, “Idaho Reports”)
  • Episode 33: Trustees talk about the job, and what keeps them coming back (Guests, Jason Knopp, Melba School District; Marisela Pesina, Caldwell School District; Karen Pyron, Butte County School District)


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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