Political and legislative news out of Idaho.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Ad Watch: Crapo, Sturgill launch new campaign ads on night of presidential debate
As a record TV audience tuned in for the first presidential debate this week, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and his Democratic challenger, Jerry Sturgill, both launched new TV campaign commercials.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
Eye on Boise: Challenger faults Rep. Labrador’s 2014 vote against military budget
James Piotrowski, the Democratic challenger to Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, is criticizing Labrador for his “obstructionist tactics” in Congress, including a 2014 vote against the military budget.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 5 a.m.
Crapo’s Democratic challenger counts on math, ‘moral analysis’
Jerry Sturgill says math got him into the race against longtime Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo, because he believes the numbers show that even as a Democrat and a first-time …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 4 a.m.
Idaho Sen. Crapo quietly builds record, moves past DUI
In nearly a quarter-century in Washington, D.C., Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has quietly built a reputation as a diligent, hard-working conservative who plays by the rules, quickly rises to leadership …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Donald Trump Jr. defends Skittles post in Boise campaign stop
Donald Trump Jr. flew into Boise today for a fundraiser for his father’s presidential campaign, and also defended his controversial Twitter post comparing Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, blaming the …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Rep. Eric Redman won’t seek another term, will ‘term-limit’ himself
North Idaho Rep. Eric Redman, R-Athol, has announced that he won’t seek re-election after his current term ends next year. “I’m going to term-limit myself,” said Redman, who’s in his …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Idaho GOP elects former executive director Jonathan Parker as chairman
Jonathan Parker will be the next Idaho Republican Party chairman after a vote Saturday. Elected by secret ballot where voters scribbled down a candidate’s first name, Parker – the party’s …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Idaho’s shrinking distinction: our lack of financial disclosure laws…
In my Sunday column: Idaho’s distinction for lacking financial disclosure laws, now that we’re one of just two states without them; Otter on grocery tax decision; the money race for …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
GOP candidates for governor speak out on Trump, taxes, health care
With 10 months to go until the Idaho gubernatorial election, the race’s three Republican candidates answered a series of business-centric questions Friday during a forum held at the state GOP’s …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Rep. Barbieri ‘livid’ over Idaho SupCourt’s grocery tax ruling
Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, tweeted today that he’s “livid” over the Idaho Supreme Court decision yesterday upholding Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of grocery tax repeal legislation; Barbieri was among …