Stories tagged: Lawerence Denney
Sun., May 6, 2018
Eye on Boise: When political debates also include comic relief…
When six GOP candidates for Idaho’s open 1st District congressional seat faced off in the “Idaho Debates” last week, much of the fireworks – and the humor – came at …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Idaho asked to investigate ‘newspaper’ mailed to voters
The Idaho Democratic Party has asked state officials to investigate a publication purporting to be a conservative newspaper recently mailed out statewide to voters.
Sun., March 11, 2018
Eye on Boise: Denney gets a do-over on his budget
Eight days after a stunned Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said lawmakers had “gutted” his budget, the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee did a re-do, and relented on providing $1.2 million …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Campaign finance reform bill introduced, over two North Idaho reps’ objections
Over the objections of two North Idaho lawmakers, campaign finance reform legislation was introduced in the Idaho Legislature on Tuesday, requiring more frequent and more detailed reporting by candidates and …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Developer buys building back from state for nearly $1M less than he was paid in 2013
An eastern Idaho real estate investor is almost $1 million richer, thanks to the state Land Board’s changing policies on real estate investments.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Idaho officials delay possible increase in grazing fees
The state’s top elected officials have put off a possible increase in grazing fees on state lands due to potential litigation.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Lawmakers: Idaho ‘uniquely poised’ to stiffen campaign, lobbying disclosure requirements
Idaho is “uniquely poised” to make major improvements in its public disclosure system, state lawmakers on a special panel said Monday, from requiring more and more frequent reports from candidates, …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Dems won’t re-file lawsuit, but still want Idaho voter data withheld from Trump panel
The Idaho Democratic Party has decided not to re-file its lawsuit seeking to block Secretary of State Lawerence Denney from releasing voter data to President Trump’s election integrity commission, but …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Denney gets new voter data request from Trump Commission, ponders response
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has received a new letter from President Trump’s election integrity commission requesting Idaho voter data, and this time it includes new assurances that none …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Idaho won’t comply with Trump voter panel request
Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday he will not hand over detailed voter information to President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud as part of a settlement with the …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Court hearing canceled; Idaho Dems, state in settlement talks over voter info request
A court hearing was canceled Thursday and the Idaho Democratic Party announced that it had entered into settlement talks with the state in its lawsuit seeking to bar Secretary of …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Denney: OK to ‘buy’ a legislator, as long as it’s transparent
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney told lawmakers Wednesday that if it were up to him, he’d be fine with no limits on campaign contributions, as long as all are …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Idaho Dems sue to block release of voter info to Trump commission
The Idaho Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order to block Secretary of State Lawerence Denney from sending any voter information to President Trump’s election integrity …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Idaho chafes at Trump request for voter information
Idaho is now one of 44 states, including Washington, refusing to fully comply with a request to turn over extensive voter information to the Trump Administration’s election integrity commission.
Tue., May 30, 2017, 4 a.m.
Balance of powers and sales taxes on food at stake in Idaho court case
When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Idaho secretary of state responds to grocery tax lawsuit
A lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation threatens the constitutional separation of powers, according to an Idaho top official.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Idaho official: Federal agency may have tried to hack state elections site
The Idaho secretary of state says a federal agency may have tried to hack the state’s election website around the date of the presidential election without notifying Idaho officials in …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Idaho’s presidential electors to cast votes at Statehouse
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say the state’s four Republican electors will meet next week to cast their ballots for the president of …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: With Otter in Hawaii, Denney gets a chance to preside over Idaho Land Board
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney got his first chance to preside over a state Land Board meeting last week, as Gov. Butch Otter was in Hawaii for a conference …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes
Idaho’s four presidential electors have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Idaho secretary of state reflects on Election Day as poll worker
Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he has a new appreciation for county clerks and election staff after spending two days as a poll worker in North Idaho.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Idaho Democrats protest state-funded election billboards
The Idaho Democratic Party is protesting a statewide, 22-billboard voter education campaign launched by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office for the upcoming March 8 presidential primary, because the billboards …
Sat., July 18, 2015
Idaho man remembers life before Disabilities Act
BOISE – Kelly Buckland remembers what it was like to live as a person with a disability in Idaho long before the Americans with Disabilities Act passed. A lifelong Idahoan …
Sun., July 12, 2015
Case questions Otter’s veto on instant racing bill
BOISE – Which matters more: what the state constitution says or what the Idaho Senate does? That’s the big question in legal arguments submitted to the Idaho Supreme Court in …
Sun., June 14, 2015
Eye on Boise: Less sun will shine on campaign finances
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is less than enthusiastic about a resolution passed by the Idaho Republican Party central committee at its summer meeting last weekend calling for loosening …
Tue., May 5, 2015
Secretary of state won’t act on CdA Tribe’s instant racing request
BOISE – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he won’t comply with a legal demand from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe asking him to certify the repeal of slot machine-like …
Thu., April 9, 2015
Pension perk bill dies in Idaho Senate
BOISE – Legislation to end a special retirement perk for Idaho state lawmakers who take high-paying state jobs late in their careers has died without a hearing in a Senate …
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Eye on Boise: Ysursa advises successor Denney to ‘stay the course’
Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, as he accepted a major civic engagement award from the City Club of Boise last week, had this message for his successor, Secretary of …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 7:26 a.m.
Otter retains office; Ybarra holds slim lead
BOISE – Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter won a rare third term Tuesday over Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff after a hard-fought race, while the race for state superintendent of schools …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Woodings challenges Denney to quit his state pension
BOISE – Idaho secretary of state candidate Holli Woodings is calling on her GOP opponent, former House Speaker Lawerence Denney, to give up his state pension, in light of his …