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 …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Labrador to ATI: ‘Government needs to be slashed’
At this afternoon’s “Gubernatorial Forum on Taxation” at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference, two of the GOP candidates for governor – Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise physician and …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Otter’s budget chief: State budget has been growing far slower than Idaho personal income
Jani Revier, budget director for Gov. Butch Otter, told the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho today that Idaho’s state general fund revenue hit a low of $2.3 billion in the recession …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Otter names Trujillo to Tax Commission; touches on priorities for session…
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter told the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho this morning that he’s appointing state Rep. Janet Trujillo, R-Idaho Falls, to the state Tax Commission; he’s going to continue …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
How tax-cut proposals can have price tags…
I’ve had a couple of people question the premise of my reporting on the price tag of tax-cut proposals from the GOP candidates for governor – can a proposal like …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
3 Idaho candidates for governor share similar wildlife views
Three top candidates trying to be elected Idaho’s governor in 2018 have widely different backgrounds but share similar views on managing the state’s wildlife conservation and access to public lands. …