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News >  ID Government

Rep. Paulette Jordan resigns legislative seat to focus on campaign for governor

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018

Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer, announced today that she is resigning her legislative seat to focus full time on her campaign for governor. “It has been my privilege to be elected by and to serve the people of the fifth district since 2014,” said Jordan. “My priority is my constituents and the people of Idaho. I cannot fairly serve my constituents and run for governor, therefore I am stepping down from my legislative seat. This is necessary to win the Democratic primary and to move toward victory in November. I’m all in for Idaho.”

News >  ID Government

Rep. Heather Scott helps lead unsuccessful move to derail routine tax bill over same-sex marriage

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

When a routine bill from the state Tax Commission came up for a vote in the Idaho House on Wednesday – to conform 2017 Idaho income tax laws to federal changes, which is expected to have only minimal fiscal impact – Reps. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, and Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, spoke out against passing the bill, saying it would amount to bowing to federal pressure to overlook the invalidated clause that’s still in the Idaho Constitution prohibiting same-sex marriage.
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Moscow senator endorses end-times author for Congress

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, on Wednesday endorsed conservative activist and end-times author Michael Snyder of Bonners Ferry in Idaho’s 1st District GOP congressional primary, a race already crowded with a slew of other better-known Idaho Republicans.