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Farris to Dems: ‘It’s about bringing people together, not dividing them’

Idaho Democrats are gathered for their state party convention today and tomorrow in Boise, while Idaho Republicans will gather for their state convention next Thursday through Saturday in Twin Falls. At today’s Democratic confab, 1st District congressional candidate Jimmy Farris was the luncheon speaker, drawing…


Sen. Nuxoll repays state for end-of-session letter to GOP voters

Campaign finance reports show that Idaho state Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, has reimbursed the Senate for the cost of an end-of-session letter she sent out to Republican voters that touted her record and thanked supporters as she seeks re-election. Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg,…


Idaho senator repays state for letter to GOP voters

Campaign finance reports show that Idaho state Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, has reimbursed the Senate for the cost of an end-of-session letter she sent out to Republican voters that touted her record and thanked supporters as she seeks re-election.


JFAC members tour U of I, which has lost $30M in state funding in four years

The Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee is holding its interim meeting in north-central Idaho today and tomorrow, and today the lawmakers, along with State Board of Education members, state Division of Financial Management officials and staffers, toured the University of Idaho’s research facilities and labs in…


Hart: IRS Garnished Legislative Pay

When the state of Idaho made out its paychecks for tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart twice a month for the past seven years, the money didn’t go to Hart - it went straight to the IRS. That’s what Hart reported in documents filed this week…


Ex-Senator McGee Faces Charge

The incident that cost Sen. John McGee his Senate seat, his role in legislative leadership and his future in Idaho politics resulted in a criminal charge Tuesday. Ada County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for former state Sen. John McGee of Caldwell on a…


Popkey: Leadership fight taking shape in Idaho House

House Assistant Majority Leader Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, is poised to do something Idaho hasn’t seen in 30 years, reports Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey: Defeat the top leader of a house of Idaho’s Legislature. Popkey reports that Bedke is in good position to challenge weakened…


Texting driver crashes into parked sheriff’s patrol car north of Rigby

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: RIGBY, Idaho (AP) ― Police say a 22-year-old eastern Idaho driver was looking at a text message on his phone when he hit a sheriff deputy’s parked patrol car. Brian J. Anderson, of Idaho Falls, was treated…


Talking politics on Dialogue tonight…

Tonight on Idaho Public TV’s “Dialogue,” host Joan Cartan-Hansen will host a reporters and pundits roundtable discussion on the primary elections results, Idaho politics and more; on the panel will be Idaho Statesman editorial page editor Kevin Richert; Idaho Falls Post Register editorial page editor…


‘Youngest lawmaker’ claim prompts history lesson

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― A news story on Sunday saying a candidate for the Legislature could become Idaho’s youngest-ever lawmaker prompted a history lesson. If Nate Murphy of Pocatello is elected in District 29 in November, the…





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