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Idaho official poses with anti-government group in Capitol

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Friday that a photo she posted on Facebook of herself with members of an anti-government group is her way of showing support for another man who is in federal prison for traveling across state lines to aid in extortion.

Idaho lieutenant governor hopefuls Collum, McGeachin clash in their only debate

The two rivals vying to be Idaho’s lieutenant governor outlined starkly different views during their statewide debate on Wednesday night, with Republican Janice McGeachin warning against “traveling down the progressive path” and Democrat Kristin Collum saying she wants to “pull us back into the middle in these divisive times.”

Women make history in Idaho’s primary

Tuesday’s primary election results mark a historic first for Idaho: With women winning both parties’ primaries for lieutenant governor, and no other candidates running, Idaho is guaranteed to elect its first female lieutenant governor in November.

Rivals for Idaho lieutenant governor post amass campaign funds

Idaho’s lieutenant governor is a relatively low-profile position, considered part-time and paying less than the state’s other top jobs. But five Republican candidates already are campaigning for the post in 2018, and the latest campaign finance reports show they’re amassing campaign funds from a variety of sources – including their own pockets...

2 more candidates to run for Idaho lieutenant governor

Two more candidates have announced their intent to run for Idaho lieutenant governor in 2018. Republicans Kelley Packer of McCammon and Janice McGeachin of Idaho Falls have filed to run for the position. Packer is currently serving her third term in the Idaho House. Meanwhile, McGeachin is a businesswoman who also...

Eye on Boise: Health committee has plenty to peruse

BOISE – There was quite the spectacle at the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee’s first meeting last week when chairwoman Rep. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, had legislative pages bring in tall stacks of paper – 906-page printouts of the federal Affordable Care Act – for each committee member. McGeachin, describing the voluminous bill as the “Bible” that her committee members should study this year, said she’ll begin hosting “weekly Bible sessions” starting next Tuesday, where “anyone who has a question about this law” can participate.

Health insurance exchange OK’d

BOISE – A joint committee of the Idaho Legislature voted 11-1 Friday to endorse Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed health insurance exchange legislation – a hot issue in the upcoming legislative session and one widely thought to face stiff opposition. The Legislature’s Health Care Task Force, which has held months of hearings as the bill was drafted by the state Department of Insurance, received a final presentation on Friday. Sen. Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, then moved to endorse it and send it on to the Legislature, which convenes on Monday.