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  • Idaho Supreme Court candidate taps former disgraced lawmaker

    Idaho Supreme Court candidate Curt McKenzie has hired former state Sen. John McGee – who resigned several years ago following highly publicized scandals – to help with his campaign.


  • Idaho legislators brush up on ethics

    BOISE – Lawmakers underwent a half-day of ethics training in the wake of a series of high-profile lapses involving Idaho officials, a first-time event that Capitol leaders hope will head …


  • Ex-Idaho Sen. McGee jailed for harassing staffer

    BOISE – A judge sent former Idaho Sen. John McGee straight to jail Tuesday, revoking his withheld judgment for a 2011 DUI conviction and imposing another six-month jail term for …


  • Judge sends former Idaho Sen. McGee straight to jail

    An Ada County judge today sent former Idaho Sen. John McGee straight to jail, revoking his withheld judgment for a 2011 DUI and imposing another six-month jail term for a …


  • Idaho settles lawsuit by ex-transportation chief Lowe

    BOISE – The state of Idaho has settled a lawsuit filed by former Transportation Director Pam Lowe, who charged she was illegally fired for standing up to political pressure and …


  • Panel proposes lawmaker pay bump

    BOISE – Idaho state legislators should get a 2 percent raise next year, a citizens committee decided Monday. The same committee also tightened rules about compensation for a lawmaker’s second …


  • Judge’s ruling favors fired ITD director

    BOISE – Fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe has scored a significant victory in her politically charged wrongful-firing case: U.S. Magistrate Judge Ron Bush ruled that Lowe wasn’t an “at …


  • Idaho Senate leader resigns amid sex harassment charges

    Republican Sen. John McGee resigned from the Idaho Legislature on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment involving a female senate aide, capping a political free-fall that began last year with …


  • Caucus chairman in Idaho to keep post

    BOISE – Idaho Senate officials say Republican Sen. John McGee will keep his position as caucus chairman, the fourth-highest-ranking post in the GOP controlled chamber. Republican senators met behind closed …


  • UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2012, 11:56 a.m.

    McGee retains GOP leadership despite drunken crash

    Senate Majority Caucus Chairman John McGee is hoping the political free fall that began with his Father’s Day arrest for drunken driving ends with the forgiveness of his Republican colleagues, …


  • Eye on Boise: Otter touts Idaho’s upgrade by S&P

    BOISE - Gov. Butch Otter took to the national airwaves last week to tout Idaho’s budget management as a “model for what the nation ought to do,” from Medicaid cuts …


  • Eye on Boise: Senator apologizes, evades being deposed

    Idaho state Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, came under fire at a Canyon County Republican Party Central Committee meeting last week for a recent drunken driving conviction but succeeded in heading …


  • Lawmaker’s behavior has medical cause, lawyer says

    BOISE – The lawyer for an Idaho state senator accused of taking an SUV and trailer from a stranger’s home in Boise and driving the vehicle while drunk said Monday …


  • McGee ‘looking for promised land’ before arrest

    BOISE, Idaho (AP)—The lawyer for an Idaho state senator accused of taking an SUV and trailer from a stranger’s home in Boise and driving the vehicle while drunk said Monday …