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Idaho GOP governor hopefuls’ tax-cut plans have hefty price tags

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s tax-cut plan would cost Idaho’s state treasury roughly $900 million a year if he were elected governor. Rival Tommy Ahlquist’s tax-cut proposals add up to a $630 million a year reduction to the state treasury. And Lt. Gov. Brad Little, the other major GOP hopeful in the race, has a plan that would cost the…


Idaho GOP governor hopefuls’ tax-cut plans have hefty price tags

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s tax-cut plan would cost Idaho’s state treasury roughly $900 million a year if he were elected governor.


West Valley School District asking voters for two tax levies

Voters in the West Valley School District will decide the fate of two tax proposals in February.


Fulcher gets endorsement from FreedomWorks superPAC

FreedomWorks, a national advocacy and campaign group associated with the tea party movement, has announced its endorsement of Russ Fulcher in the race for Idaho’s open 1st District congressional seat in 2018. Fulcher, a former GOP state senator from Meridian, is facing a crowded GOP…


Fulcher endorsed by ‘Club for Growth’

Republican U.S. House candidate Russ Fulcher has won the endorsement of the conservative national group Club for Growth. The endorsement, tweeted by the group Monday, is a boost for Fulcher as he attempts to stand out in crowded field of GOP candidates. The open 1st Congressional District seat has attracted a wide…


Study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are lowest in the region, 48th in nation

Even as Idaho politicians continue to call for tax cuts, a new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation. The annual Tax Burden Study, which the Idaho State Tax Commission has prepared each year since the 1970s, shows that Idaho’s total state and local tax burden…


Study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are lowest in the region, 48th in nation

Even as Idaho politicians continue to call for tax cuts, a new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation.


Ahlquist announces plan to cut opioid deaths in half in 4 years if elected governor

Idaho GOP gubernatorial hopeful Tommy Ahlquist, a physician, has released a seven-point plan to address the opioid crisis in Idaho, saying it would cut the state’s annual number of opioid deaths - 200 - in half in four years…


Little voluntarily discloses his financial assets

Lt. Gov. Brad Little is the latest gubernatorial candidate to voluntarily release information on his financial assets. Idaho is one of just two states that don’t require elected officeholders to disclose any of their personal financial information. Yet the topic has become a key talking point for Idaho’s 2018 gubernatorial race after first-time…


Rep. Cheatham to seek Nonini’s Senate seat, as Nonini runs for lieutenant governor

Second-term Idaho state Rep. Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls, announced Monday that he’ll run for the open Senate seat in his district that’s being vacated by Sen. Bob Nonini’s run for lieutenant governor in 2018.


Rep. Cheatham to seek Nonini’s Senate seat in 2018

Second-term Idaho state Rep. Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls, announced today that he’ll run for the open Senate seat in his district that’s being vacated by current Sen. Bob Nonini’s run for lieutenant governor in 2018. “I really like the House,” Cheatham said. “The Senate, I…


Leroy says he’s moving to the congressional district where he’s running

David Leroy, whose Boise home is in the 2nd Congressional District, says he’s moving to Eagle and will be living in the district where he’s running for Congress before the May primary. “I intend to be voting for myself,” he said…


Eye on Boise: Leroy says he’s moving to the congressional district where he’s running

Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, said one of the factors that prompted her to join the already crowded 1st District congressional race was that “I live in the district, which is a little bit different.”


Spin Control: Elway Poll shows rural, urban voters divided on issues, each other

Elway Poll shows some deep divides in Washington by geography and party.