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Eye on Boise: Low turnouts fuel incumbent losses in primary

BOISE – Widely varying turnout around the state meant that of the six legislative incumbents defeated in the May 20 primary, two were turned out of office by just tiny …


Idaho wage garnishment bill doesn’t reach Senate floor

BOISE – Legislation to remove Idaho lawmakers’ special exemption from having their wages garnished has fallen victim to hostilities between the House and Senate. A Senate committee chairman refused to …


Building design review bill dies in Idaho Senate

BOISE – Controversial legislation to trim Idaho cities’ power to regulate building design has died a quiet death in a Senate committee after passing the House in late February. The …


Idaho House passes bill to make design review requirements voluntary

BOISE – Idaho cities would have less power to regulate building design under a bill passed by the Idaho House. “We need jobs and economic development in this state much …


Idaho lawmaker wants businesses, not cities, in charge of commercial design

BOISE – City design review rules would all become voluntary under legislation being pushed by a North Idaho lawmaker, and developers in Idaho couldn’t be told to make structural changes …


Idaho lawmakers could lose wage garnishment protection

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers would lose a long-standing protection from wage garnishment if legislation introduced Thursday becomes law. Lawmakers and other elected officials are exempt from having their wages garnished …


North Idaho lawmaker seeks to curb LIDs

New North Idaho Rep. Ed Morse, R-Hayden, introduced his first bill this morning, aimed at making it harder to form local improvement districts, and easier for landowners to object to …


Balance, compromise are topics in Idaho’s District 2

The ballot looks very different in North Idaho’s most Republican legislative district this fall, now that tax-protesting four-term state Rep. Phil Hart is out and an array of new candidates …


North Idaho candidates file campaign finance paperwork

BOISE – In the hard-fought GOP primary races in North Idaho’s Legislative District 2, campaign finance reports show that challengers have outraised two of the three incumbents, including tax-protesting Rep. …


Three Idaho Republicans challenging Hart in race

Tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart may be the most controversial lawmaker in North Idaho, and his re-election bid for a fifth term in the state House has drawn a bevy …


Idaho businessmen to challenge GOP allies

Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has drawn an opponent in the upcoming May GOP primary, as has his ally in their North Idaho legislative district, Rep. Vito Barbieri. Longtime …


Businessmen to challenge Idaho Reps. Hart, Barbieri

Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has drawn an opponent in the upcoming May GOP primary, as has his ally in his North Idaho legislative district, Rep. Vito Barbieri. Longtime …