Political and legislative news out of Idaho.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
North Idaho GOP incumbents win big in legislative races
With every seat in the Idaho Legislature up for a vote, most incumbents held their seats and the Legislature retained its overwhelmingly GOP cast in Tuesday’s general election. But two …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016
Eye on Boise: ‘Citizens for HJR 5’ actually elected officials, lobbying groups
So, who are the “Citizens for HJR 5”?
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
AdWatch: Crapo’s final ad tries to stir voters to turn out
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has launched his final campaign commercial of the season, focusing on stirring images and broad themes to stress the importance of the upcoming election.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Idaho’s Rep. Labrador stumps for Trump in far-flung states
Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador is criss-crossing the country stumping for Donald Trump, speaking at Trump rallies so far in Florida, Arizona and Utah.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
Labrador spreads campaign money to GOP state legislative hopefuls
During a two-day stretch in late October, Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador sent campaign contributions of either $250 or $500 to 40 GOP candidates for the Idaho Legislature, plus $10,000 …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
IACI endorses Little for governor; Ahlquist names campaign co-chairs
IACI’s political action committee, the Idaho Prosperity Fund, announced today that it’s endorsing Brad Little for governor in 2018; the Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry is a prominent business …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Risch on DACA: Program was ‘directly contrary to existing law’
Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, had this statement Tuesday on DACA: “President Obama’s creation of the DACA program was a unilateral attempt by the president to create a law directly contrary …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Otter appoints Rusche to Idaho Water Resources Board
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed John Rusche, former House minority leader and a retired pediatrician from Lewiston, to the Idaho Water Resources Board. “John Rusche has been a reasonable …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Sen. Crapo on DACA: ‘Reforms must be done through a public process’
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo issued this statement on DACA: “The appropriate treatment of children brought to the United States illegally at a young age is one of the key issues …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Idaho ACLU on DACA decision: ‘No way to lead a nation with heart’
The ACLU of Idaho issued this statement today on the Trump administration’s announcement that it will terminate the DACA program: “Our nation is strongest when every one of us can …
Judge Bush decision 4-20-10
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ron Bush’s decision declaring Idaho restrictions on independent presidential candidates unconstitutional
Complaint filed with Idaho Secretary of State by Sen. Mike Jorgenson, challenging ballot status of his primary election challenger
Statement of Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, on how Idaho should propose its own state health care reform plan and opt out of federal reforms, rather than suing to stop federal reforms
Otter announces campaign staff
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Friday announced his campaign manager and other campaign staff, and formally filed for re-election to a second term as governor
Kemp filing release
Independent Idaho gubernatorial candidate Jana Kemp’s statement on filing for the office Monday