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Guv candidates hitting the campaign trail early; my full Sun. column

A year out from the primary election in the 2018 race for governor of Idaho, the campaign is heating up. 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador, one of the hopefuls, has announced he’ll go on a three-day tour of the state to formally announce his candidacy, with stops Tuesday in Boise, Wednesday in Post Falls and Thursday in Idaho Falls…


Labrador’s immigration crackdown bill clears U.S. House committee

Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s immigration enforcement crackdown bill cleared the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday on a party-line vote, with 19 Republicans supporting it and 13 Democrats opposing it.


And in campaign news…

Raul Labrador announced today that he’ll go on a three-day tour of the state to formally announce his candidacy for governor in 2018, with stops Tuesday May 30 in Boise, Wednesday May 31 in Post Falls and Thursday, June 1 in Idaho Falls. Labrador also…


Rep. Labrador’s immigration enforcement crackdown bill clears House panel on party-line vote

Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s immigration enforcement crackdown bill cleared the House Judiciary Committee today on a party-line vote, with 19 Republicans supporting it and 13 Democrats opposing it. The bill would add 12,500 additional armed federal immigration officers, penalize sanctuary cities, enlist…


Little issues executive order to review all of Idaho’s occupational licensing laws, rules

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, serving as acting governor today, signed an executive order to launch a review of Idaho’s occupational licensing requirements, after a big legislative fight this year over changes to cosmetology licensing that ended up being vetoed by Gov. Butch Otter. “To…


Otter endorses Little in Idaho governor’s race

Gov. Butch Otter says he’s endorsing Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little in Idaho’s 2018 governor race. Otter said Monday that while the gubernatorial race currently has a several capable candidates, he’s always supported Little. Otter appointed Little to serve as his second-in-command in 2009 his announcement is the first high-profile endorsement…





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