Political and legislative news out of Idaho.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Gov. Butch Otter points to legal concern about HJR 5 on November ballot
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is urging a “no” vote on HJR 5, the constitutional amendment on the November ballot, and he’s added a new twist to the debate: Otter says …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Politics heat up in Idaho’s District 1 legislative races
Controversial Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, a first-term lawmaker who made a splash by visiting the occupiers at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff in Oregon and displaying a Confederate battle flag …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
AdWatch: Piotrowski takes Idaho Rep. Labrador to task on everything from votes to two paid cars
James Piotrowski, the Democratic challenger to 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, is airing a hard-hitting new TV ad that takes Labrador to task on everything from his voting record …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Races in heavily GOP district feature conservative Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri
North Idaho’s legislative District 2 is among the most conservative in the state, and GOP incumbents Vito Barbieri and Eric Redman are hoping to keep it that way.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Two vie for open Idaho Supreme Court seat
The two attorneys facing off for an open Idaho Supreme Court seat have taken decidedly different approaches to their campaigns.
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 for Idaho press release, 3/1/10
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