Stories tagged: Raul Labrador
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:31 a.m.
It’s Paulette Jordan vs. Brad Little for Idaho governor
Paulette Jordan, a two-term state representative and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, pulled off an upset win in Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday over the party’s 2014 nominee, Boise …
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Ahlquist wins endorsement from prominent young Trump backers Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk
Tommy Ahlquist, a GOP candidate for governor of Idaho, was endorsed by two prominent millennial Trump supporters on Monday – Charlie Kirk, who was the millennial director of the Trump …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Idahoans face big decisions in governor’s race on May 15
The stakes are huge – an open seat for governor of Idaho for the first time in 12 years. The competition is hot in both parties, with seven Republicans and …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Labrador opens door to overturning Medicaid expansion initiative if voters pass it
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Thursday that if the state’s voters both elect him governor and pass the initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho, he’d consider working to overturn the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Idaho GOP governor hopefuls clash in statewide debate
Idaho’s top Republican candidates for governor gave voters three distinct options to choose from Monday during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other’s campaign tactics.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
Idaho governor hopefuls go on the attack as May 15 primary nears
Candidates for governor of Idaho have been filling the airwaves with campaign commercials, and as the May 15 Idaho primary election approaches, many have gone on the attack.
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
Idaho GOP candidates report latest congressional fundraising
Republican Russ Fulcher has maintained his fundraising lead in the crowded GOP field seeking Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District seat, campaign finance reports show.
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
Top Idaho GOP candidates square off in debate
Republican Idaho gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador lobbed familiar criticisms against his opponents Tommy Ahlquist and Brad Little in an otherwise tame town hall debate on Saturday that focused heavily on …
Sun., March 25, 2018
Labrador equates Otter’s failed Idaho Health Care Plan with ‘Medicaid expansion’
Oddly, GOP gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador sent out a statement last week headlined, “Labrador praises conservatives in the Idaho Legislature for rejecting Medicaid expansion,” saying of the Idaho Health Care …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Dust-up over closed meeting on Idaho CBD oil bill prompts apology, political jabs
An Idaho Senate committee chairman apologized on Tuesday for violating Senate rules a day earlier by convening an impromptu – and likely illegal – closed meeting of his committee, over …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 1:37 p.m.
Candidate plans to cut Idaho taxes if he’s elected governor
U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says he plans to cut Idaho’s sales, individual and corporate tax rates to 5 percent each if he’s elected governor of the state.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Eye on Boise: Idaho businesses want 2016 noncompete law repealed
More than 100 Idaho business leaders, ranging from high-tech CEOs to small-business owners to engineers, marketers and manufacturers, have
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Labrador critical of Russia election meddling probe
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador sharply questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s team assisted Russian meddling in last year’s campaign, joining other …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Eye on Boise: Labrador says Idaho’s government ‘needs to be slashed’
When Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, speaking via video, was asked to address tax policy last week at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho annual conference, he said Idaho’s government “needs …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Labrador support Trump decision on Jerusalem
Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Raul Labrador applaud President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:28 a.m.
Idaho GOP governor hopefuls’ tax-cut plans have hefty price tags
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s tax-cut plan would cost Idaho’s state treasury roughly $900 million a year if he were elected governor.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Amid national debate over churches’ role in politics, Labrador touts pastor’s endorsement
Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, who is running for governor, is touting his endorsement by the pastor of a Coeur d’Alene church where Labrador recently held a large town hall-style …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Ted Cruz endorses Labrador for Idaho governor in 2018
Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador announced Wednesday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is endorsing Labrador for governor of Idaho in 2018.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Mueller must get public a full explanation, Murray says
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 3 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Bob Nonini says he’s the most conservative in race for lieutenant governor
North Idaho Sen. Bob Nonini, asked why he decided to join the now five-way race for lieutenant governor in 2018, went directly after one of the four Republicans already in …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Eye on Boise: Record suggests Risch could surprise
What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, BSU professor emeritus and …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Tax reform plan: Help for the middle class or a boon to the rich?
Republicans praise the new tax proposal while Sen. Patty Murray calls it a giveaway to the rich.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Eye on Boise: Idaho delegation splits on hurricane relief, government funding bill
When Congress quickly and overwhelmingly passed a Hurricane Harvey relief and government funding bill late last week, it did so with the backing of only half of Idaho’s congressional delegation.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Cheers, condemnation on Trump DACA decision
Reaction to the announced end to the DACA program ranged from applause to condemnation from Northwest lawmakers Tuesday.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Eye on Boise: Idaho prisons agree to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates
Under a settlement agreement and court order, the Idaho Department of Correction is being required to offer a new kosher diet to state prisoners in all its prisons after four …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
BSU President Kustra not stepping down, despite Rep. Labrador’s call
Longtime Boise State University President Bob Kustra hasn’t announced any plans to step down in the wake of a call by 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador for Kustra’s resignation, …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Labrador blasts Boise State president following rally criticism
Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says maybe it’s time for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign after Kustra criticized the Republican congressman’s response to a recent white supremacist …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Otter condemns violent white supremacy, calls on Labrador to do the same – and Labrador does
Asked about the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virgina, Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday recalled Idaho’s own experience with neo-Nazi white supremacists, when the Aryan Nations was headquartered in North Idaho …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Crapo, Simpson, Risch condemn racist violence; Labrador stays mum
Three of the four members of Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation have spoken out strongly against the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, condemning racism and white supremacy as counter to …