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Senate panel kills lottery winner secrecy bill, 8-1

The Senate State Affairs Committee has voted 8-1 to kill HB 95, Rep. Lynn Luker’s bill to make the identities of everyone who wins $600 or more in the Idaho Lottery secret. Objections to the move came from the lottery itself, as well as from...

Sims: Sovereignty key reason to hold child-support bill

Rep Kathy Sims penned this op-ed in the CdA Press, in which she quotes Lynn Luker. Senate Bill S1067 is basically a 31-page document which has caused great concern among many Idaho Representatives as well as our constituents. This is an international treaty and Idaho will be held to international law and its consequences.

Labrador, Luker and deleted emails

It seems Raul Labrador helped Lynn Luker with anti-child support bill op-ed piece and then Luker deleted the emails. Guess Hillary Clinton and the IRS aren't the only ones who delete emails.

Eye on Boise: Lawmakers want no credit for representative’s editorial

A brouhaha over the child support enforcement bill killed on the final day of this year’s Idaho legislative session is dividing the House GOP. First, Former Rep. Cindy Agidius, communications director of the House Majority Caucus, emailed an editorial by Rep. Lynn Luker “regarding the concerns surrounding” Senate Bill 1067 – the child support enforcement bill.

Idaho House shelves bill that would allow religion as defense against gays

BOISE – Controversial legislation that critics say would protect discrimination against gays on religious grounds was pulled from the Idaho House on Wednesday. The House unanimously agreed to return HB 427 to committee, effectively dooming it for the year. House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, said, “It’s not coming back this session.”

Idaho religion bill allows discrimination, hundreds say

BOISE – More than 500 people filled Idaho’s Capitol to speak out against legislation that would allow people to use religion as a basis to refuse service to people with different beliefs or lifestyles. In hours of passionate testimony overwhelmingly against the bill, opponents said it would undo the protections in local anti-discrimination ordinances in seven Idaho cities that protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.