Tim Corder

Preschool
9:17 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Why One Idaho Republican Became An Unlikely Champion For Public Preschool

Tim Corder
Credit Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Republican Tim Corder served two terms in Idaho’s state Senate. During that time, the farmer and truck driver became a hero to pre-kindergarten advocates and earned the ire of some of his colleagues. Corder's legislative career ended last year when he lost his primary race to a more conservative opponent. I met him last summer as he was packing up his senate office. Here is an excerpt of our conversation.

Q: How would you characterize your support for early childhood education during your time in the legislature?

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StateImpact Idaho
11:27 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Session Wrap: Democrat’s ‘IJOBS’ Fails, Again

Rep. Brian Cronin (D-Boise) introducing the 2012 IJOBS package at a press conference on Jan. 31, 2012.
Betsy Russell Spokesman Review

Democrats in the Idaho Legislature again offered a slate of bills they said would boost economic growth and add jobs to the economy.

They dubbed it ‘IJOBS’, and it’s not the first time they’ve attempted to get similar measures through.  Democrats introduced the first round of IJOBS bills back in 2010.  They all failed.

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