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Labrador increases his tax-cut proposals to nearly 30 percent of the state budget

Idaho gubernatorial hopeful Raul Labrador, currently the 1st District GOP congressman, released his economic plan today, and on top of the $900 million in tax cuts he’s already been advocating, he’s adding another $120 million-plus. Labrador’s “5-5-5 plan” to cut personal and corporate income tax…

Labrador votes yes on tax plan, misses others for fundraiser

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador cast a yes vote for Congress’ tax plan overhaul in Washington D.C. after missing several votes the day before to attend a gubernatorial campaign event in Idaho. The Republican congressman attended the fundraiser Monday and then flew back east that night to make Tuesday’s vote. Labrador declined to comment…

Boise Democrat to challenge Simpson for congressional seat

A Boise Democrat will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson for Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018. The Post Register reports that Aaron Swisher announced Saturday he plans on challenging the GOP incumbent in the upcoming election. Swisher, an economist…

Ahlquist clarifies breaching dams stance after forum

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist’s campaign said Friday the Republican businessman has always been against breaching dams along the Snake River despite not stating that position when asked at a recent sportsmen’s forum. In an opinion piece published earlier this week, Ahlquist said he would fight to protect Idaho’s waters for farmers…

Rep. Paulette Jordan announces she’ll run for governor as a Democrat

The only Native American lawmaker currently serving in the Idaho Statehouse says she’s running for governor in 2018. Rep. Paulette Jordan, a Democrat from Plummer and member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, announced Thursday she would run for governor rather than seek a third term as a state representative. Jordan’s announcement…

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