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Eye on Boise: To house a governor…

To make up for the state’s lack of a governor’s mansion, Idaho pays its governor a $4,500 a month housing allowance, which in current Gov. Butch Otter’s case is $54,000 a year just to live at his own ranch in Star.

Eye on Boise: Idaho agrees to pay transgender women’s attorney fees

Idaho’s top state elected officials have approved a $75,000 payout to the attorneys who successfully represented two transgender women born in Idaho who sued to overturn the state’s law forbidding any changes to the gender listed on a person’s birth certificate.

Women make history in Idaho’s primary

UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Tuesday’s primary election results mark a historic first for Idaho: With women winning both parties’ primaries for lieutenant governor, and no other candidates running, Idaho is guaranteed to elect its first female lieutenant governor in November.

It’s Paulette Jordan vs. Brad Little for Idaho governor

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

Paulette Jordan, a two-term state representative and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, pulled off an upset win in Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday over the party’s 2014 nominee, Boise businessman and longtime school board member A.J. Balukoff.

Results of Idaho primary races

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

With 669 of 951 precincts reporting.GOVERNORDemocrats A J Balukoff41.1% Peter Dill1.4% Paulette Jordan57.5%Republicans Tommy Ahlquist28.2% Harley Delano Brown0.4% Dalton Ben Cannady0.3% Raul Labrador30.9% Brad Little37.3% Lisa Marie1.6% Steve Pankey1.3%LT. GOVERNORDemocrats Kristin Collum88.3% Jim Fabe11.7%Republicans Marv Hagedorn15.3% Janice McGeachin28.2% Bob Nonini13.6% Kelley Packer15.0% Steve Yates28.0%SECRETARY OF STATEDemocrats Joseph J.P. Chastain25.0% Jill Humble75.0%STATE TREASURERRepublicans Julie A. Ellsworth37.4% Tom Kealey34.3% Vicky J McIntyre28.3%SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONDemocrats Allen Humble15.8% Cindy Wilson84.2%Republicans Jeff Dillon40.3% Sherri Ybarra59.7%

State Rep. Heather Scott wins re-election

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 6:26 a.m.

Controversial Idaho State Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, was trailing in early Bonner County results from Tuesday’s Primary election, but she began to pull ahead as the votes began to be counted and voters gave her the victory.

Russ Fulcher wins Idaho GOP primary to replace Labrador in Congress

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

With an open seat in Congress at stake, former state Sen. Russ Fulcher easily captured the Republican nomination for the position held by Raul Labrador. Real estate agent Cristina McNeil won a three-way race among Democrats and will face Fulcher in November.

Hart and Shepherd both seek stronger state’s rights in Idaho House of Representatives

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Phil Hart, the four-term North Idaho legislator defeated in a primary six years ago, is back before voters. The tax-protesting politician – who lost his house after a protracted fight with the IRS, which included allegations of seven years of unpaid federal taxes – will pay off his tax debt in nine years, he said.

Sims and Wisniewski aim for Idaho state legislature seat

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Kathy Sims and Tony Wisniewski sat in the Coeur d’Alene Courthouse last Friday, awaiting a decision capable of ending the race between the two candidates almost two weeks early. But after a judge declared that Sims could restore her ballot spot – effectively ending a court battle over her residency in Idaho’s District 3 – Wisniewski, her challenger on the ballot, said he agreed with the decision.