Stories tagged: Idaho politics
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Gov. Butch Otter points to legal concern about HJR 5 on November ballot
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is urging a “no” vote on HJR 5, the constitutional amendment on the November ballot, and he’s added a new twist to the debate: Otter says …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Politics heat up in Idaho’s District 1 legislative races
Controversial Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, a first-term lawmaker who made a splash by visiting the occupiers at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff in Oregon and displaying a Confederate battle flag …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
AdWatch: Piotrowski takes Idaho Rep. Labrador to task on everything from votes to two paid cars
James Piotrowski, the Democratic challenger to 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, is airing a hard-hitting new TV ad that takes Labrador to task on everything from his voting record …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Races in heavily GOP district feature conservative Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri
North Idaho’s legislative District 2 is among the most conservative in the state, and GOP incumbents Vito Barbieri and Eric Redman are hoping to keep it that way.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Two vie for open Idaho Supreme Court seat
The two attorneys facing off for an open Idaho Supreme Court seat have taken decidedly different approaches to their campaigns.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Idaho Bar survey rates Brody twice as high as McKenzie for state’s high court
The Idaho State Bar has released the results of its survey of state bar members about the qualifications of the two candidates vying for an open seat on the Idaho …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Amador, Hearn battle for Idaho legislative seat
Just a dozen years ago, two of the three state lawmakers from Coeur d’Alene were Democrats. Now District 4, like the rest of the North Idaho Panhandle, is all-GOP in …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers optimistic about closing coverage gap
Idaho lawmakers on a special committee examining options for addressing the state’s health coverage gap met most of the day Monday without reaching any consensus, but the panel’s co-chairs say …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Crapo now says he’ll vote for Trump
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo now says he’ll vote for Donald Trump for president, according to the Idaho State Journal. That means Crapo has come full circle – first he endorsed …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
Eye on Boise: Labrador slams Democratic challenger Piotrowski over ‘socialist’ tweet
During a televised debate, 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador went after his Democratic challenger, James Piotrowski, saying, “He’s not a moderate,” and reading a tweet that Piotrowski sent from …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Independent Evan McMullin – in dead heat with Trump and Clinton in Utah – makes campaign push into Idaho
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, a Mormon who’s offering himself as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump, had such large, overflow crowds at his two eastern Idaho rallies last weekend …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Labrador, Piotrowski clash in testy televised debate
In a testy debate Monday night, Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador clashed repeatedly with his Democratic challenger, attorney James Piotrowski, over everything from public lands to congressional gridlock.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: McAlister outraises Scott in N. Idaho race
The latest campaign finance reports from the race between Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and Democratic challenger Kate McAlister of Sandpoint show McAlister out-raising the outspoken first-term incumbent. McAlister, president of …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Crapo backtracks, says he might still vote for Trump
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, who was among the first U.S. senators to disavow Donald Trump last weekend and call for him to step aside as the GOP presidential nominee, said …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter stands by Trump, ‘the best candidate’ for president
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, who with First Lady Lori Otter is serving as honorary co-chair of the Donald Trump presidential campaign in Idaho, said Tuesday that he’s standing by Trump, …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Dozens offer emotional testimony for and against Idaho’s faith-healing laws
Idaho lawmakers on a special panel looking into issues surrounding the state’s faith-healing laws took more than two hours of emotional testimony on both sides of the issue Monday, but …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
Eye on Boise: Idaho court candidate tries to distance himself from trial lawyers, despite membership, campaign contributions
Idaho Supreme Court candidate Curt McKenzie is trying to distance himself from the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, of which he was a dues-paying member for four years and which donated …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Democrats pull worker out of Bonner County, charge harassment by Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s supporters
The Idaho Democratic Party has pulled a party field organizer out of Bonner and Boundary counties after the young man reported he was repeatedly stalked and harassed by supporters of …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Idaho court hopeful Robyn Brody touts law enforcement support, former Nampa chief raps rival Curt McKenzie
Idaho Supreme Court candidate Robyn Brody called a news conference Thursday to announce support from eight county sheriffs and 18 county prosecutors, and a former longtime Nampa police chief and …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
Eye on Boise: Legislators in Congress split on budget vote
Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation split down the middle late last week as the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the government – avoiding a government shutdown …
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 …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Idaho officials vote to auction off state-owned commercial properties
Idaho’s top elected officials voted Tuesday to auction off nine state-owned commercial properties, five of them in downtown Boise near the Capitol – even as another state official warned the …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
Eye on Boise: Crapo’s opponent says D.C. has changed him for the worse
Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo’s Democratic challenger, Jerry Sturgill, is criticizing Crapo over his 2013 DUI conviction, saying it shows that Washington has changed him.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Ad Watch: Crapo’s federal-debt ad is first of campaign season in Idaho
“This is Idaho,” proclaims Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s new political campaign commercial, as it touts his advocacy for balancing the federal budget and reining in the national debt. The ad …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Eye on Boise: If trends hold, Idaho could have sizable budget surplus
State tax revenues are coming in ahead of forecasts, and if current trends hold, Idaho could have a substantial budget surplus by the end of the current fiscal year.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Idaho launches new state suicide prevention program
Idaho’s suicide rate has long been far above the national average; the state had the 9th highest suicide rate in the country in 2014. But now, it has something it …