Stories tagged: campaign finance
Wed., June 29, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
Donald Trump campaign broke law by soliciting foreign donations, complaint alleges
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has his own email scandal. In a complaint filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, a pair of non-partisan campaign finance watchdogs alleged that …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: After two-year wait, Idaho court system gets new director
Sara Thomas, Idaho’s state appellate public defender, has been named the new administrative director of Idaho’s courts by the Idaho Supreme Court.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Judge reinstates contribution limits on political parties
A judge reinstated voter-approved limits on the amount of cash Montana political parties can give to candidates on Thursday, nine days after he struck down those limits as unconstitutionally low …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Campaign finance dispute crops up in Idaho Supreme Court race
Robyn Brody’s campaign for the Idaho Supreme Court disputes a finding by the Idaho Secretary of Statethat four donations, totaling $27,000, received from four farm-related businesses exceeded the state Sunshine …
Sun., May 8, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho investigating possible campaign finance violations
Chief Deputy Idaho Secretary of State Tim Hurst says the Secretary of State’s office will be looking into an apparent attempt to evade campaign finance limits by Idaho Falls businessman …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations
A federal jury in Iowa has convicted campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul on charges they conspired to cover up campaign payments to a former state senator.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Initiative proposes sweeping changes to Idaho’s campaign finance laws
Sweeping changes to Idaho’s campaign finance laws are being proposed in a voter initiative, from strict restrictions on campaign contributions from those holding or seeking big state contracts, to banning …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Meet Donald Trump’s maxed-out donors, believers in the cause
The leader of the Republican presidential contest ridicules donors and insists he is a billionaire who wants to “self-fund.” Yet there’s a prominent “donate” button on his campaign website, and …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Campaign to save charter schools spent close to $1.9M
A lobbying campaign to save Washington’s charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers, according to documents filed with the state.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Trump gets zero as Fed employees bestow more money on Democrats
Donald Trump and his main rivals for the Republican presidential nomination all have expressed dissatisfaction with the U.S. Federal Reserve. Campaign donation records indicate the feeling is mutual.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Donald Trump won’t seek repayment for his loans to his campaign, manager says
Donald Trump says he has spent $30 million so far running for president, and his campaign manager says he’s never getting that money back.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
GOP’s Ben Carson spent heavily on consultants, lightly on campaigning
Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won. The political newcomer who said this week he sees “no path” to the Republican nomination raised more money than any
Fri., March 4, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
Ex-Idaho Sen. Larry Craig loses appeal over campaign funds tied to sex sting case
A federal appeals court says former Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho improperly used campaign funds to pay for his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Washington Legislature is OK with political dark money
Another year, another death for Andy Billig’s attempt to shine more light on dark money in state politics. This year, instead of a proposal that drew support in both houses …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Idaho AG office investigating political action committee
The Idaho attorney general’s office is investigating a political action committee.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Souza’s bid to expand local campaign finance reporting killed in Idaho Senate panel
Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza’s attempt to extend campaign finance reporting requirements to all elected offices or ballot measures in Idaho, at all levels of government, was defeated in a …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations
House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 12:38 a.m.
State asks judge to fine grocery group in 2013 ballot fight
A lawyer for Washington state has asked a judge to penalize a food industry group, alleging it concealed the source of $11 million in campaign contributions to oppose a 2013 …
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 3 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Dissidents in Idaho GOP want to ‘denounce’ Otter for forming PAC
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 10:47 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter forms new PAC, aims to influence state races
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, no longer campaigning for re-election as he enters the second year of his third and final term, has formed a PAC, and will raise money for …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015
Hayden man presses his own ballot measure on campaign finance
A 75-year-old Hayden man is pushing ahead with a campaign finance ballot initiative that he personally wrote and is sponsoring, even after a review by the Idaho Attorney General’s office …
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
Patience wins political battles
Activists can’t move the ball if they shoot for the end zone on every play.
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
Condon builds fat stacks of campaign dollars
With about two months until Election Day, the elephant in the room is the mayor’s money. Mayor David Condon has outstacked the fat stacks he put together four years ago, …
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo raises record re-election funds
BOISE – Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo is flush with campaign cash as he seeks a fourth six-year term, with more than $4.2 million in the bank and a record fundraising …
Tue., April 7, 2015
Otter’s veto of ‘instant racing’ machine ban was illegal, senators say
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed legislation to outlaw “instant racing” gambling machines in Idaho, but senators, while failing to override the veto, noted pointedly Monday that it …
Thu., March 12, 2015
Washington Senate passes disclosure bill aimed at nonprofits
OLYMPIA – Many nonprofit organizations that give $25,000 or more to political campaigns in Washington would have to disclose their largest donors, under a bill the Senate passed unanimously on …
Fri., May 23, 2014, 9:26 a.m.
Republican National Committee sues to raise unlimited cash
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee on Friday sued the Federal Election Commission in an effort to raise unlimited cash like super PACs do.
Wed., April 2, 2014, 7:49 a.m.
High court voids overall contribution limits
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
Eye on Boise: Gov. Butch Otter’s campaign loan a win-win
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has forgiven a $131,000 loan he made to his campaign, leaving his campaign fund debt-free and with a healthy balance as he continues to …
Sun., July 21, 2013
Eye on Boise: Funds suggest re-election on Labrador’s radar
BOISE – Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador is sitting on the second-biggest wad of campaign cash he has stockpiled since he has been in office, with more than $277,000 in …