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Nonini: ‘I’m more conservative than Janice’

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 the race. “I look at the candidates that are in the race, and there are no real strong conservatives, although Janice says she is,” Nonini said, referring to rival...

Idaho lawmakers reject removal of campaign donation limits; call for more reporting, disclosure

A bipartisan working group of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously rejected a proposal to eliminate all of Idaho’s limits on campaign contributions, and instead endorsed changes in the state’s Sunshine Law to require more frequent and more detailed disclosures, including adding new reporting in local races and requiring information about who’s behind shadowy outside groups that run independent expenditure campaigns in the state.

Lawmakers reject idea of eliminating limits on campaign contributions in Idaho

After much discussion, the Idaho Legislature’s campaign finance and ethics reform work group has agreed by unanimous consent not to change the state’s current campaign contribution limits. “What we’re trying to do here is at least get something passed,” said committee Co-Chair Rep. Fred Wood,...

Remove all limits on political contributions? Idaho panel considers changes…

As the Legislature’s campaign finance and ethics work group opens its day-long meeting today, it’s being presented with two alternative drafts for major changes in the state’s campaign finance reporting laws. One removes all limits on campaign contributions in Idaho, while also making other changes...

Of transparency, burdens on candidates, and tightening definitions…

As the Legislature’s ethics and campaign finance reform work group wrapped up its discussions this afternoon, Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, sounded a note of caution. “Some of these fixes are pretty good, if we get ‘em right, if we do ‘em the right way, and...