Stories tagged: campaign finance
Sun., May 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
A quick review of some new laws that may have been overshadowed or lost in the crush of the final days.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Prosecutors aren’t quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:09 p.m.
The payment settles a lawsuit filed by the state Attorney General’s Office last year after a citizen’s complaint that the party had failed to file timely financial reports in 2016, …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
State Rep. Matt Shea’s donations to certain charities from his surplus campaign fund generate a complaint to the state Public Disclosure Commission from a Democratic political watchdog.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7 a.m.
Further Review: A deeper look at the finances behind the Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown race
Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $10.5 million and spent nearly all of it in what has become the most expensive …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:15 p.m.
Analysis: ‘Dark money’ claims in McMorris Rodgers, Brown debate oversimplify complicated campaign finance laws
The candidates both claimed the other was benefitting from campaign contributions that aren’t traceable. The issue has become heated in a race that has attracted outside attention from leadership groups …
Mon., July 16, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
A joint legislative interim committee will meet Tuesday to consider campaign finance reform proposals, after a major bill the panel endorsed unanimously last year went nowhere in this year’s legislative …
Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s latest campaign finance reports raise some questions, all revolving around a $2,400 payment she made from her campaign to herself eight days after the May …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Over the objections of two North Idaho lawmakers, campaign finance reform legislation was introduced in the Idaho Legislature on Tuesday, requiring more frequent and more detailed reporting by candidates and …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is asking for a budget increase next year of more than 70 percent, with most of the increase coming in a major upgrade to …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
State residents would know more about parties who spend money for campaign ads under two bills heard by a Senate panel Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Rather than making a public appeal tied to his opposition to the new campaign finance legislation, Mayor David Condon stayed strategically quiet during the two months that the proposal was …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart said the city needed to create its own regulatory scheme given the proliferation of outside spending on local races this year. Opponents criticized the law …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Campaign finance complaints pile up at the Public Disclosure Commission and the state Attorney General’s office as political activists wage war over who’s not following the rules.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
City Council President Ben Stuckart will push for the creation of a set of reporting standards for local political campaigns. The new requirements would affect nonprofits operating in the political …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 3 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers are mulling several key changes to the state’s campaign disclosure laws to shine more transparency into a system has seen more money funneled into state and local elections.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Of the $309,046 that Raul Labrador has raised for his run for 2018 governor so far, $65,000 – more than 20 percent – is designated for the general election, not …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
It may be 10 months until the 2018 primary in the race for an open Idaho governor’s seat and 16 months before the general election, but the three leading GOP …
Sun., July 30, 2017
Campaign finance reports in Idaho state races are due on Monday – which is when we’ll find out who’s providing the initial funding behind the 2018 campaigns for governor, lieutenant …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
After keeping her on the campaign payroll since his first term in Congress, Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador stopped paying his wife, Becca, a $2,022 monthly salary on …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney told lawmakers Wednesday that if it were up to him, he’d be fine with no limits on campaign contributions, as long as all are …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Idaho’s top legislative leaders have formed a working group to study possible changes to the state’s campaign finance laws.
Wed., June 14, 2017
The state remains just one of three without financial disclosure requirements for any elected or appointed state official.
Sun., June 11, 2017
Idaho is one of just three states with no financial disclosure requirements for state legislators – or any elected or appointed state official. It also lacks “revolving-door” laws that in …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay $1.1 million in legal fees after it violated state campaign finance disclosure laws.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7:43 a.m.
A judge has ruled in favor of the Port of Tacoma and two other groups, finding that they didn’t violate campaign finance laws.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Seattle is preparing to mail democracy vouchers to registered voters as part of a new campaign finance initiative.