In a timely announcement, Gov Otter announced a new policy designed to assist victims of domestic violence. Given the news that Rep Steve "A Woman's Place is in the Home" Thayn's son was busted for domestic violence, the new policy just draws more attention to Thayn's embarrassment. This story was broken by the Mountain Goat Report, and a lively discussion ensued here. H/t to the Statesman for crediting MG with breaking the story.
But I digress. I'd like to see Gov Otter issue a policy with real teeth. Direct Fish and Game to write rules that prevent a person convicted of domestic violence from getting a hunting or fishing license for three years or so. Consider a rule that state employees convicted of domestic violence will be discharged upon conviction, or that they're not eligible for merit raises for three years. If Idaho really wants to support families, reducing domestic violence would be a good place to start, and policies with serious consequences can be a part of that.