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Political and legislative news out of Idaho.



  • Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

    Otter backs DACA phaseout

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter issued this statement today on DACA: “I appreciate the Attorney General’s recognition of the constitutional problems with the Obama administration’s executive action. I also support the …

  • Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

    Wasden: Trump’s DACA announcement paves way for Congress to act

    Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden issued the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will phase out the DACA program: “I’ve long held that DACA was created …

  • Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

    Labrador applauds Trump’s DACA decision

    Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, in a news release today, said he applauds President Trump’s decision today “to end the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, …

  • Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 7:27 a.m.

    Ahlquist calls for term limits, ethics reforms

    Idaho’s top politicians should face term limits and tougher disclosure laws, political newcomer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist declared Tuesday as he unveiled a 10-point plan for ethics reforms…

  • Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

    Idaho schools chief seeks boost in education spending

    Idaho’s public schools chief is seeking a 6.8 percent increase in education spending for 2018, describing it as a budget with no surprises and no new initiatives. Superintendent of Public …


  • Rammell release - free dinners

    GOP candidate for governor Rex Rammell is hosting “free dinners” around the state to spread his campaign pitch

  • Allred-Release-3-1-10

    Allred for Idaho press release, 3/1/10

  • Allred-Release-2-5-10

    Democratic Idaho gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred’s 2/5/10 press release criticizing GOP Gov. Butch Otter’s “irrational pessimism”

  • Laird Noh letter

    Former state Sen. Laird Noh’s letter explaining why he’s co-chairing Keith Allred’s gubernatorial campaign

  • UI holdback memo

    UI President Duane Nellis’ memo to faculty, staff and students on plans for coping with a 6 percent budget holdback