|Sheryl L. Nuxoll (R)||904||51.22%|
|Carl G. Crabtree (R)||861||48.78%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
Three North Idaho lawmakers lost their seats in Tuesday’s primary election. The three – Reps. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, and Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton; and Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood – have something in common: They’re all among the top 10 scorers in the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s “Freedom Index.” The conservative lobbying group launched a new campaigning arm this year, Idaho Freedom Action, and pushed hard to boost lawmakers like these three and take out other Republicans it deemed too moderate. But the push largely failed.
Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, filed her campaign finance report, and it shows that of the $6,200 in campaign contributions she’s raised since Jan. 1, just one contribution for $250 came from within her district; that was from KBC Transport LLC of Kooskia. All the…
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a Bible-in-schools bill on Tuesday, saying it violates the Idaho Constitution and could result in “costly litigation for Idaho public schools.”
Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed SB 1342a, the Bible in schools bill, saying it violates the Idaho Constitution. “I have deep respect and appreciation for the Bible as religious doctrine as well as a piece of historic literature,” Otter wrote in his veto message. “However,…
Senate passes Bible-in-schools bill 31-3, says it’s better than current outdated law requiring Bible reading
The Senate has voted 31-3 in favor of SB 1342a, the amended version of the bill from Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, to expressly permit use of the Bible in public schools as a reference. The amendment struck references to using the Bible in “astronomy, biology,…
BOISE – Hundreds of people filled the state Capitol’s largest hearing room Friday morning to press for expanding Medicaid to help Idahoans who don’t have health insurance, reforming the state’s foster care system, raising reimbursements to Medicaid service providers and more. Medicaid expansion was by far the most-sought change, with people from around the state, many fighting tears, sharing heart-wrenching stories of their or their family members’ experiences with uncovered illness, both physical and mental.