Education Voters of Idaho, acting under a judge's order, filed its campaign finance disclosure report this afternoon, revealing the until-now anonymous donors to the group's statewide TV ad campaign in favor of Propositions 1, 2 and 3, the school reform measures. Among them: $200,000 from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (pictured), and $250,000 from Boise's Joseph B. Scott. Michael Bloomberg is the third-term mayor of New York, an independent, a former Republican and former Democrat, and one of the nation's richest men. He is pro-choice, pro-gun control, and made national waves this year with his move to ban the sale of sugary soft drinks in servings bigger than 16 ounces on public health grounds. He's clashed with the city's public employee unions, including during a transit workers strike in 2005, and as mayor took direct control over the city's public schools, where he's pushed for reforms/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (AP photo)
- Also: Link to full reports here and here, including $15,000 from Hagadone Hospitality
- Also: John Foster & Debbie Field of Education Voters of Idaho send letter to Secretary of State Ben Ysursa. Click here.
- Also: Bloomberg, Albertson's heir Scott gave EVI $450,000/Dan Popkey, Statesman
- Also: On Halloween, Education Voters of Idaho unmasked/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman
- Also: First Lady asked Bloomberg to donate to Luna Laws/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise
Question: What the heck is a New York mayor doing by doughnating $200K to an Idaho education fight?