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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Spokane Valley mayor comes to Shea’s defense after report on anti-government plotting

Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins has continued to defend state Rep. Matt Shea after an investigation found the lawmaker engaged in domestic terrorism, even as other Republicans have called on …

Shawn Vestal: The Deep State in Idaho appears to be a good example of open government

How deep is the state? The deep, deep, perniciously deep state? Deeper than you might guess.

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018

State Rep. Heather Scott wins re-election

Controversial Idaho State Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, was trailing in early Bonner County results from Tuesday’s Primary election, but she began to pull ahead as the votes began to be …

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018

Bonner County voters advise against Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

With only absentee votes counted, an advisory vote for the supporting Scotchman Peaks Wilderness designation held an early lead.

Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott facing challenger in Republican primary

Voters in North Idaho’s most northern district get a chance next week to either endorse the ultraconservative, headline-grabbing political maneuvers of Rep. Heather Scott, or select longtime Sandpoint resident Mike …

Huckleberry pie, Sharia law and CBD oil: proposals in the Idaho Legislature that had steam but went cold

Some legislative proposals made a big splash early in this year’s Idaho legislative session, only to quietly fade away later, and never become law.

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

School-safety bill passes House, as N. Idaho lawmakers split

Legislation to beef up Idaho’s laws on violent threats against schools and add possible felony charges passed the House on Friday on a 54-12 vote after much debate.

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Heather Scott’s bill to limit bond levy re-tries narrowly passes House

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s bill to limit repeat bond elections after voters reject them squeaked through the Idaho House on Thursday with a 37-32 vote.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Idaho lawmakers debate gun rights and gun safety - not gun control

Rep. Heather Scott says she has an answer to school shootings: More retired law enforcement officers carrying concealed guns when they pick up their grandchildren from school. Scott proposed one …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Rep. Scott pushes revised version of sidelined bill to limit bond, levy elections

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott was back Monday with a new version of her bill to limit repeat tax levy and bond elections – this time limited just to bonds.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Rep. Scott’s bill to limit repeat bond, levy elections gets derailed

Coeur d’Alene Rep. Paul Amador successfully blocked Rep. Heather Scott’s amendment to her own bill limiting bond and levy elections on Friday, offering his own instead, and the bill ended …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

Move to limit local bond, levy elections clears House panel on party-line vote

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s bill to ban retries of local bond or tax levy elections, even with changes or reductions, for a year after voters reject them cleared a …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

Idaho lawmakers agree to hear new statewide conflict-of-interest disclosure bill

New statewide conflict-of-interest disclosure legislation – which would require filings for all Idaho candidates and officeholders, disclosing their occupation and employer and other potential conflicts of interest, but not income …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Idaho House panel backs bill to declare that state lawmakers can overturn federal laws, court decisions

An Idaho House committee on Wednesday backed legislation declaring that Idaho lawmakers can void federal laws and court decisions, and setting up a process to do so, despite an Idaho …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Campaign finance reform bill introduced, over two North Idaho reps’ objections

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

North Idaho lawmaker wants limits on school bond retries

School districts shouldn’t be able to keep going back to voters after a bond or levy measure fails at the polls, Rep. Heather Scott told a House committee on Thursday.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Rep. Heather Scott helps lead unsuccessful move to derail routine tax bill over same-sex marriage

When a routine bill from the state Tax Commission came up for a vote in the Idaho House on Wednesday – to conform 2017 Idaho income tax laws to federal …

Nine ‘liberty legislators’ hold their own legislative preview

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, held a legislative preview in Meridian on Thursday evening that promised to reveal “what conservatives want for the upcoming session.”

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Lawmaker: Idaho House Republicans unwilling to unite

An Idaho lawmaker says that an effort to unite the state’s conservative representatives by forming a new caucus has stalled because some Republican legislators are unwilling to work for a …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Plans for conservative ‘Freedom Caucus’ in Idaho House on hold amid dissension

The co-sponsor of a new legislative caucus for Idaho’s House conservatives said the effort has temporarily stalled, largely because certain “far-right” lawmakers seem unwilling to work toward consensus.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017

Rep. Scott says her white nationalism post on Facebook was intended to ‘promote conversation’

Rep. Heather Scott sent a scathing statement to the Bonner Daily Bee on Tuesday defending her Facebook post about white nationalism, saying it was intended to “promote conversation” about the …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott defends white nationalists in Facebook post

North Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott, in a Facebook post on Sunday, defended white nationalists in the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, a day earlier, posting that a …

UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott draws GOP challenger for next election

Mike Boeck, a fourth-generation Bonner County resident, former Priest River Chamber of Commerce president, longtime county GOP central committee member and longtime forest products industry employee, announced Friday that he’ll …

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

Backers of Idaho victims rights amendment say they’ll be back next year

Backers of a sweeping constitutional amendment on victims rights say they’ll be back next year, after an Idaho House committee rejected the amendment this year following days of emotional hearings.

Legislator profile: Heather Scott

Profile of Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Idaho lawmakers kill tax break for employers, end legislative session

A $115 million unemployment insurance tax rate cut for Idaho employers fell victim to late-session battles between the Idaho House and Senate on Wednesday, as lawmakers ended a stormy legislative …

Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers restive as session drags on past targeted adjournment date; also, legislative limericks

With what was supposed to be the last day of the session past and no agreement yet on a transportation funding bill between the House and Senate, Idaho lawmakers are …

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Rep. Heather Scott fails in bid to cut budget for community colleges, including NIC

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott tried hard Tuesday to derail the community college budget – a third of which goes to fund North Idaho College – arguing that it was …

UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017

Notary law update sails through Idaho Senate panel

The Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee made relatively short work Monday of approving an update to the state’s notary public laws.

Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers wrap up state agency budget-setting, focus on education

The Legislature’s joint budget committee finished setting state agency budgets on Friday, appropriating more than $3.4 billion for next year, a 5.4 percent increase from this year’s budget.