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Idaho Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong addresses lawmakers on Wednesday (Betsy Z. Russell)

Armstrong on why PCAP failed... 

Rep. John VanderWoude, R-Nampa, asked state Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong why the governor’s PCAP primary care proposal died last year. Amid some laughter – Armstrong was the plan’s chief architect and proponent – he told the Legislature’s joint interim working group on the...

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Idaho Legislature's interim working group on the state's health coverage gap convenes its first meeting on Wednesday at the state Capitol (Betsy Z. Russell)

Legislative panel on health coverage gap opens first meeting 

The Legislature’s joint working group on Idaho’s health coverage gap has convened its first meeting. Co-Chair Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, talked about “the resistance that we’re having among members” in the House. “I think mistakenly or otherwise, we thought that we were talking about a pure Medicaid expansion." That was never intended, he said...

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

Crane: 'We're so Republican that...' 16 

As the national GOP convention runs through its formal roll call of states to nominate Donald Trump, state Treasurer Ron Crane, who’s chairing Idaho’s delegation, made the announcement for Idaho. Here’s what he said: “My name is Ron Crane, and I’m from the state of...

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Of Idaho legislators, Turkey and Gülen...

With Fethullah Gülen, an exiled, progressive Turkish cleric who lives in Pennsylvania, in the news after the failed coup against the Turkish government, Idaho EdNews reporter Kevin Richert reminds us today that back in 2011, 13 Idaho legislators toured Turkey as guests of the Pacifica...

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

Idaho's delegation to Cleveland... 

BSU Prof. Corey Cook, who’s at the GOP national convention in Cleveland, reports, “From what I've gathered so far, the Idaho delegation is uniquely congenial between the Cruz and Trump delegates.” Idaho has 32 delegates, 20 of them for Ted Cruz, and 12 of them...

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