Stories tagged: Idaho government
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
While the relationship between Idaho’s two GOP congressmen has been famously prickly – in 2015, news surfaced that U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador hadn’t spoken in six months …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
Poll numbers released last week shed an interesting light on Idaho’s two congressional races, suggesting one may be much closer than the other.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Ryan Davidson, Ada County Republican Central Committee chairman, says he doesn’t understand all the fuss over the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton cardboard cutout he put up at the GOP booth at …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Two major statewide polls in the Idaho governor’s race provide some interesting insights into where the race stands, but they may not be the same conclusions drawn by the group …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
A new campaign commercial airing statewide urges Idaho voters to back Proposition 1 on the November ballot. But the commercial never says what the ballot measure would do: Reauthorize betting …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
A GOP legislative candidate in Boise is insisting he’s no racist after he deleted a Facebook post that used an anti-Muslim slur.
Sun., July 29, 2018
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced last week that their committees will …
Sun., July 8, 2018
State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s latest campaign finance reports raise some questions, all revolving around a $2,400 payment she made from her campaign to herself eight days after the May …
Sun., July 1, 2018
When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling last week in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, it opened the door to states requiring internet sellers to collect …
Sun., May 20, 2018
Idaho’s top state elected officials have approved a $75,000 payout to the attorneys who successfully represented two transgender women born in Idaho who sued to overturn the state’s law forbidding …
Sun., May 13, 2018
A campaign flier that landed in Idaho voters’ mailboxes late last week attacks GOP lieutenant governor hopeful Steve Yates, claiming that the former Idaho Republican Party chairman is “a highly …
Sun., April 29, 2018
Once again, efforts to make medical marijuana legal in Idaho have collapsed.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho said Wednesday that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has hired operatives to deter and intimidate voters from signing …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
A vote is expected next week on a sweeping bill crafted by Sen. Mike Crapo, legislation that would overhaul financial regulations created after the 2008 financial crisis.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
City of Coeur d’Alene deputy administrator Sam Taylor resigned Wednesday, two days after he was booked into Kootenai County jail on suspicion of DUI.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
The chairman of Idaho’s tax-collection agency, Ken Roberts, addressed lawmakers in Boise last week, reporting his analysis of the effect that the new federal tax-cut package. His conclusion: Idahoans could …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, held a legislative preview in Meridian on Thursday evening that promised to reveal “what conservatives want for the upcoming session.”
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
President Donald Trump has appointed two Idahoans to serve in state director positions for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter and first lady Lori Otter said Friday they are working to bring awareness to stop sexual assault and harassment and are encouraging Idahoans to step up their …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
An interim legislative committee is considering major changes to Idaho’s 23-year-old public school funding formula, including a shift to a student-based model.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Former state Sen. Russ Fulcher announced Thursday he is dropping out of the 2018 gubernatorial race to run for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District seat.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Idaho officials are praising a new system designed to add accountability and transparency involving the more than $2 billion that flows through hundreds of the state’s special districts, but they …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter joined local, state and federal officials today to urge caution amid increasing risk of flooding across the state, including in the Boise River basin. “Most of our …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Now that the critical first 100 days of the new Trump administration are nearly at an end, Congressman Raul Labrador says he’ll be turning his thoughts to Idaho’s 2018 gubernatorial …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
An emergency funding bill to expand the state’s boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga and zebra mussels is headed to the governor’s desk for his approval.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
BOISE – Two days after more than 2,000 public land advocates rallied at the Idaho Statehouse, House lawmakers killed a resolution that would have provided more information on the location …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
More than 2,000 people braved a chilly drizzle and rallied at the Idaho Capitol on Saturday to demand that public lands be kept in the hands of the federal government.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012
BOISE – A new set of data from the Census Bureau shows it’s not necessarily true that every bump on every log in Idaho is incorporated, nor that because Idahoans …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2011, 2:21 p.m.
Every time the pharmacist at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise hands out aspirin to a resident, he’s due $11.
Thu., Dec. 31, 2009
BOISE – Idaho Indian leaders want Gov. Butch Otter to create a Cabinet post dedicated to improving tribal relations, including resolving law enforcement disputes that erupt because no agreements exist …