Political and legislative news out of Idaho.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Dozens offer emotional testimony for and against Idaho’s faith-healing laws
Idaho lawmakers on a special panel looking into issues surrounding the state’s faith-healing laws took more than two hours of emotional testimony on both sides of the issue Monday, but …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
Eye on Boise: Idaho court candidate tries to distance himself from trial lawyers, despite membership, campaign contributions
Idaho Supreme Court candidate Curt McKenzie is trying to distance himself from the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, of which he was a dues-paying member for four years and which donated …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Democrats pull worker out of Bonner County, charge harassment by Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s supporters
The Idaho Democratic Party has pulled a party field organizer out of Bonner and Boundary counties after the young man reported he was repeatedly stalked and harassed by supporters of …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Idaho court hopeful Robyn Brody touts law enforcement support, former Nampa chief raps rival Curt McKenzie
Idaho Supreme Court candidate Robyn Brody called a news conference Thursday to announce support from eight county sheriffs and 18 county prosecutors, and a former longtime Nampa police chief and …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
Eye on Boise: Legislators in Congress split on budget vote
Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation split down the middle late last week as the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the government – avoiding a government shutdown …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:02 a.m.
Amid national debate over churches’ role in politics, Labrador touts pastor’s endorsement
Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, who is running for governor, is touting his endorsement by the pastor of a Coeur d’Alene church where Labrador recently held a large town hall-style …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 5:15 a.m.
Former Sen. Schmidt says he’s decided against run for governor – at least for now
Former state Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician and outspoken advocate of improving health care in Idaho, says after much consideration, he’s decided against running for governor next year – …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Complaint targets Ahlquist campaign, but Secty of State’s office says there’s no violation
Taso Kinnas, former treasurer for the Idahoans for Liberty PAC, has filed a complaint with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office about campaign filings by GOP gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist, …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Rift between Ada and IAC causes ‘kerfuffle,’ almost costs Ada taxpayers big $$
The Ada County Commission yesterday voted quickly and unanimously to reverse its earlier decision to withdraw from the Capital Crimes Defense Fund and refuse to sign a joint powers agreement …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Cameron raises concerns about state worker insurance self-funding proposal
Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron is raising major concerns about a consultant’s recommendation that Idaho switch to self-funding for the health insurance plan that covers thousands of state …