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Eye on Boise: Little disappointed as Labrador misses grazing hearing

When Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little went to Washington, D.C., to testify on Thursday at a congressional hearing on public lands grazing, he expected to see Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

It’s Paulette Jordan vs. Brad Little for Idaho governor

Paulette Jordan, a two-term state representative and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, pulled off an upset win in Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday over the party’s 2014 nominee, Boise …


Phil Batt: Brad Little is the best candidate for my former job

Public service might run in Brad Little’s family, but politics was never a vocation for him – much less a career. Brad was mainly concerned with farming and ranching until …


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Ahlquist wins endorsement from prominent young Trump backers Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk

Tommy Ahlquist, a GOP candidate for governor of Idaho, was endorsed by two prominent millennial Trump supporters on Monday – Charlie Kirk, who was the millennial director of the Trump …


Idahoans face big decisions in governor’s race on May 15

The stakes are huge – an open seat for governor of Idaho for the first time in 12 years. The competition is hot in both parties, with seven Republicans and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:04 a.m.

Idaho Medical Association endorses Little in governor’s race

The Idaho Medical Association is endorsing Lt. Gov. Brad Little in the upcoming GOP gubernatorial primary election.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Idaho Rep. Labrador opens door to overturning Medicaid expansion initiative if voters pass it

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Thursday that if the state’s voters both elect him governor and pass the initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho, he’d consider working to overturn the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 8:25 a.m.

Idaho GOP governor hopefuls clash in statewide debate

Idaho’s top Republican candidates for governor gave voters three distinct options to choose from Monday during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other’s campaign tactics.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Idaho governor hopefuls go on the attack as May 15 primary nears

Candidates for governor of Idaho have been filling the airwaves with campaign commercials, and as the May 15 Idaho primary election approaches, many have gone on the attack.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Republican hopefuls in Idaho’s crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Thursday debate that saw some sharp …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Top Idaho GOP candidates square off in debate

Republican Idaho gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador lobbed familiar criticisms against his opponents Tommy Ahlquist and Brad Little in an otherwise tame town hall debate on Saturday that focused heavily on …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Dust-up over closed meeting on Idaho CBD oil bill prompts apology, political jabs

An Idaho Senate committee chairman apologized on Tuesday for violating Senate rules a day earlier by convening an impromptu – and likely illegal – closed meeting of his committee, over …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

Otter, Little hit road to promote new, cheaper health insurance option

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little have hit the road to promote their executive order asking Idaho insurers to offer cheaper plans that don’t comply with all …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:28 a.m.

Idaho GOP governor hopefuls’ tax-cut plans have hefty price tags

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s tax-cut plan would cost Idaho’s state treasury roughly $900 million a year if he were elected governor.


Study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are lowest in the region, 48th in nation

Even as Idaho politicians continue to call for tax cuts, a new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation.


Eye on Boise: Idaho delegation splits on hurricane relief, government funding bill

When Congress quickly and overwhelmingly passed a Hurricane Harvey relief and government funding bill late last week, it did so with the backing of only half of Idaho’s congressional delegation.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Abortion takes center stage

While welfare, health care and education were hotly debated Friday night, abortion discussions took center stage at the Nuart Theater in Moscow among CrossPolitic Live hosts and Idaho Republican governor …


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Idaho governor hopefuls raise more than $1.8M combined, as race for open seat heats up

It may be 10 months until the 2018 primary in the race for an open Idaho governor’s seat and 16 months before the general election, but the three leading GOP …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Little says if he’s elected Idaho governor, ‘Idaho will act’ on health care

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little unveiled a series of proposals on health care, the economy and regulation on Wednesday, saying they’re things he’d enact if elected governor in 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Idaho tax revenues exceed annual forecast by nearly $94 million

Idaho’s state tax revenues for the month of June came in nearly $30 million higher than projected – 8.8 percent above forecasts and 9.9 percent higher than the previous June …


Lt. Gov. Brad Little served as acting governor 373 times

If Lt. Gov. Brad Little wins his bid to be Idaho’s next governor in 2018, he will be the only candidate to already have hands-on experience with the job.


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s largest state agency to get a new director

Idaho’s largest state agency will get a new director in July – Gov. Butch Otter has named Russ Barron, currently deputy director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, …


Eye on Boise: Candidates for Idaho governor hit the campaign trail early

A year out from the primary election in the 2018 race for governor of Idaho, the campaign has started heating up.


Eye on Boise: GOP still posting strong numbers in Idaho

With all the roiling national hubbub surrounding President Trump, there’s been speculation on the national scene that voters may turn away from the Republican Party. But there’s certainly no sign …


Eye on Boise: Idaho presidential ballot to offer eight choices

BOISE – Idaho’s presidential ballot for November has ballooned to eight candidates, as three independents turned in enough signatures just in time to qualify for the ballot. The three who …


Eye on Boise: Numbers show Idaho is a big spender? Experts say no

Claims by the Idaho Freedom Foundation that Idaho has become an extravagant spender, outstripping other states, are clearly off the mark, to the point that the former chief economist for …


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s sales taxes rank low in national comparison

The Tax Foundation has released a new comparison of state and local sales taxes by state, and Idaho’s ranks at the lower end, 37th highest.


Idaho declares disaster for windstorm damage repairs

Acting Idaho Gov. Brad Little this morning declared an emergency for Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties in the wake of the disastrous Nov. 18 windstorm, paving the way for …


Eye on Boise: GOP decides national delegate process

When the Idaho Republican Party holds its presidential primary election on March 8, it’ll determine how the state’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention are apportioned, and it’s not …


Eye on Boise: Bill limiting kids’ use of tanning beds heads to governor

After years of debate, lawmakers have sent legislation limiting children’s use of artificial tanning beds to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk. HB 177 passed the Senate late last week on a …