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Secretary of State candidates Lawerence Denney, Jill Humble differ on mail voting, automatic registration

Democrat Jill Humble is calling for election reforms in Idaho and challenging incumbent Republican Lawerence Denney’s re-election bid for secretary of state. Denney said he’s earned another four years based …


Idaho panel: Implement fines for campaign finance violations

Idaho candidates who don’t file campaign disclosure reports on time should face steeper penalties and the state should take a more active role in enforcing those fines, a group of …


Idaho election chief chooses election poll book provider

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has announced a new vendor to manage the state’s election system and voter registration database.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

Idaho election chief selects arguments for initiatives

The Idaho secretary of state has selected who will write arguments for and against two ballot initiatives for the state’s voter guide.


Eye on Boise: When political debates also include comic relief…

When six GOP candidates for Idaho’s open 1st District congressional seat faced off in the “Idaho Debates” last week, much of the fireworks – and the humor – came at …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 2:16 p.m.

Idaho asked to investigate ‘newspaper’ mailed to voters

The Idaho Democratic Party has asked state officials to investigate a publication purporting to be a conservative newspaper recently mailed out statewide to voters.


Eye on Boise: Denney gets a do-over on his budget

Eight days after a stunned Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said lawmakers had “gutted” his budget, the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee did a re-do, and relented on providing $1.2 million …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

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: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Developer buys building back from state for nearly $1M less than he was paid in 2013

An eastern Idaho real estate investor is almost $1 million richer, thanks to the state Land Board’s changing policies on real estate investments.


Idaho officials delay possible increase in grazing fees

The state’s top elected officials have put off a possible increase in grazing fees on state lands due to potential litigation.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Lawmakers: Idaho ‘uniquely poised’ to stiffen campaign, lobbying disclosure requirements

Idaho is “uniquely poised” to make major improvements in its public disclosure system, state lawmakers on a special panel said Monday, from requiring more and more frequent reports from candidates, …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Dems won’t re-file lawsuit, but still want Idaho voter data withheld from Trump panel

The Idaho Democratic Party has decided not to re-file its lawsuit seeking to block Secretary of State Lawerence Denney from releasing voter data to President Trump’s election integrity commission, but …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Denney gets new voter data request from Trump Commission, ponders response

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has received a new letter from President Trump’s election integrity commission requesting Idaho voter data, and this time it includes new assurances that none …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Idaho won’t comply with Trump voter panel request

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday he will not hand over detailed voter information to President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud as part of a settlement with the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Court hearing canceled; Idaho Dems, state in settlement talks over voter info request

A court hearing was canceled Thursday and the Idaho Democratic Party announced that it had entered into settlement talks with the state in its lawsuit seeking to bar Secretary of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Denney: OK to ‘buy’ a legislator, as long as it’s transparent

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: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:17 p.m.

Idaho Dems sue to block release of voter info to Trump commission

The Idaho Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order to block Secretary of State Lawerence Denney from sending any voter information to President Trump’s election integrity …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Idaho chafes at Trump request for voter information

Idaho is now one of 44 states, including Washington, refusing to fully comply with a request to turn over extensive voter information to the Trump Administration’s election integrity commission.


Balance of powers and sales taxes on food at stake in Idaho court case

When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Idaho secretary of state responds to grocery tax lawsuit

A lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation threatens the constitutional separation of powers, according to an Idaho top official.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Idaho official: Federal agency may have tried to hack state elections site

The Idaho secretary of state says a federal agency may have tried to hack the state’s election website around the date of the presidential election without notifying Idaho officials in …


Idaho’s presidential electors to cast votes at Statehouse

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say the state’s four Republican electors will meet next week to cast their ballots for the president of …


Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: With Otter in Hawaii, Denney gets a chance to preside over Idaho Land Board

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney got his first chance to preside over a state Land Board meeting last week, as Gov. Butch Otter was in Hawaii for a conference …


Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes

Idaho’s four presidential electors have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the …


Idaho secretary of state reflects on Election Day as poll worker

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he has a new appreciation for county clerks and election staff after spending two days as a poll worker in North Idaho.


Idaho Democrats protest state-funded election billboards

The Idaho Democratic Party is protesting a statewide, 22-billboard voter education campaign launched by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office for the upcoming March 8 presidential primary, because the billboards …


Idaho man remembers life before Disabilities Act

BOISE – Kelly Buckland remembers what it was like to live as a person with a disability in Idaho long before the Americans with Disabilities Act passed. A lifelong Idahoan …


Case questions Otter’s veto on instant racing bill

BOISE – Which matters more: what the state constitution says or what the Idaho Senate does? That’s the big question in legal arguments submitted to the Idaho Supreme Court in …


Eye on Boise: Less sun will shine on campaign finances

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is less than enthusiastic about a resolution passed by the Idaho Republican Party central committee at its summer meeting last weekend calling for loosening …


Secretary of state won’t act on CdA Tribe’s instant racing request

BOISE – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he won’t comply with a legal demand from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe asking him to certify the repeal of slot machine-like …