Political and legislative news out of Idaho.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Idaho Bar survey rates Brody twice as high as McKenzie for state’s high court
The Idaho State Bar has released the results of its survey of state bar members about the qualifications of the two candidates vying for an open seat on the Idaho …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Amador, Hearn battle for Idaho legislative seat
Just a dozen years ago, two of the three state lawmakers from Coeur d’Alene were Democrats. Now District 4, like the rest of the North Idaho Panhandle, is all-GOP in …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers optimistic about closing coverage gap
Idaho lawmakers on a special committee examining options for addressing the state’s health coverage gap met most of the day Monday without reaching any consensus, but the panel’s co-chairs say …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Crapo now says he’ll vote for Trump
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo now says he’ll vote for Donald Trump for president, according to the Idaho State Journal. That means Crapo has come full circle – first he endorsed …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
Eye on Boise: Labrador slams Democratic challenger Piotrowski over ‘socialist’ tweet
During a televised debate, 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador went after his Democratic challenger, James Piotrowski, saying, “He’s not a moderate,” and reading a tweet that Piotrowski sent from …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Malek, wife escape serious injury in Highway 95 crash
Idaho Rep. Luke Malek is feeling very lucky that he and wife Tara are alive and escaped serious injury in a horrific crash on Highway 95 north of Moscow on …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Sun. column: Labrador condemns ‘racism & fascism from all sides’
In my Sunday column: Idaho prisons ordered to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates; Bob Hoover is back at helm at C of I; and in Idaho Falls, Labrador condemns …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Little unveils tax-cut proposals
Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little released a series of tax-cut proposals today that he said he’d enact if he’s elected governor next year – topped by a $350 million cut …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
Idaho Republican Party seeking new executive director
The Idaho Republican Party is seeking a new executive director, with the news that the current executive director, Lyndel Strong, will leave in September; she’s been in the position since …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Risch: Health care changes must be bipartisan
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch declared Thursday that health care reform can’t succeed with just one party backing it, saying it must be bipartisan. Risch, a conservative Republican, said no major …