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State treasurer hopeful asked to forfeit her county credit card over misuse allegations

The current Ada County treasurer – a county elected official who’s now running to be the state treasurer – was requested by the three county commissioners on Tuesday to surrender her county credit card amid allegations of misuse.

Fulcher tops pack for fundraising in 1st CD race

Campaign finance reports show Republican Russ Fulcher continues to lead the GOP pack in fundraising in the race for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District. According to sunshine reports released Monday, Fulcher raised roughly $141,000 between January and March. In total, he’s raised more than $408,000 since announcing…

State treasurer hopeful could lose her county credit card over misuse allegations

The Ada County clerk has sent a letter to the county commissioners recommending that county Treasurer Vicky McIntyre’s county credit card be revoked after several instances of misuse of the card, the latest in a series of controversies over McIntyre’s work as the county treasurer….

Idaho lieutenant governor hopeful drops out of crowded race

When the filing period for Idaho lieutenant governor arrived last month, five Republicans already were crowded into the race, and a sixth joined them as the filing period closed – current Ada County Highway District Commissioner Rebecca Arnold..

Why Rebecca Arnold filed to run for lieutenant governor, and why she withdrew…

When the filing period for Idaho lieutenant governor approached last month, five Republicans already were crowded into the race, and a sixth joined them as the filing period closed – current Ada County Highway District Commissioner Rebecca Arnold, an attorney and former unsuccessful candidate for…

Lawmakers question Ybarra’s engagement, absences during legislative session

Key education lawmakers say they rarely met with state superintendent Sherri Ybarra during the 2018 legislative session, and that Ybarra’s lack of engagement hinders her effectiveness, Idaho EdNews reports. The House co-chair of the joint budget committee said she met with Ybarra just once during the…

CdA Tribe denies voter intimidation; racing initiative group says its signature gatherers followed, harassed

Officials with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe say they have hired employees to counter claims surrounding a proposed ballot initiative, but deny accusations their operatives are intimidating voters, the AP reports. Tyrel Stevenson with the North Idaho Voter Project…

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 Plan bill that was sent back to committee from the House rather than debated and voted up or down on Wednesday, “There’s no question this proposal would have expanded Medicaid and made thousands of Idahoans dependent on the government for their healthcare.”

Labrador claims Idaho Health Care Plan bill was ‘Medicaid expansion’

Oddly, GOP gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador has just sent out a statement headlined, “Labrador praises conservatives in the Idaho Legislature for rejecting Medicaid expansion,” saying of the Idaho Health Care Plan bill that was sent back to committee from the House today, “There’s no question…

Democratic governor candidates begin collecting endorsements

A string of recent high-profile endorsements inside Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial race is offering insight on where the candidates plan on drawing their support. Former state lawmaker Paulette Jordan announced today she had secured support from Democracy for America in her bid to be Idaho’s next governor…

Candidates flock to file for Idaho’s May primary election

Idaho’s May primary ballot will be a crowded one, with an array of contested races from governor and Congress to North Idaho legislative seats.

Candidates flock to file for May primary election…

Idaho’s May primary ballot will be a crowded one, with an array of contested races from governor and Congress to North Idaho legislative seats; the filing deadline is just 10 minutes away at this point. Outside the Idaho Secretary of State’s office, former House Minority…

Two congressional hopefuls spar over drug sentencing laws in Idaho House committee

Two Idaho state representatives who are facing off in the GOP primary for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat went head-to-head over drug sentencing laws this week, as the House Judiciary Committee sided with Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, and passed her bill over the objections of Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene.

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 a move to force a hearing on House-passed legislation to legalize medical use of CBD oil in Idaho.

‘Staff error’ to blame for Jordan’s email claim that she’s ‘only Dem ever elected’ from N. Idaho

Paulette Jordan’s campaign says a “staff error” resulted in an email being sent out Wednesday claiming she is the “only Democrat ever elected” to the Legislature from northern Idaho. Jordan, who represented the 5th Legislative District from 2014 until she resigned last week, faces Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff in the May 15 gubernatorial…

Guv candidate Jordan’s legislative status creates quandary for her, Dems…

Idaho Rep. Paulette Jordan’s on-again, off-again resignation could be back on again. The two-term Plummer Democrat faces Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff in the May 15 gubernatorial primary. She’s been trying to find a way to focus on her statewide campaign without leaving her 5th Legislative District constituents and the House Democratic…