This Week In Idaho Politics
|Poll: Idahoans think Congress will ultimately fail to pass tax form
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Idahoans believe GOP President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will fail in their attempt in reforming U.S. taxes, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....
|Ahlquist offers 'outsider's view' on health care
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Is health care a right, or is it a privilege?...
|Crapo cuts through the partisan divide
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
The United States Congress is highly polarized along partisan lines today....
|The president's Muslim-bashing harms American interests
By Jim Jones
The President's statements, tweets and retweets that demean, vilify or ridicule Muslims are harmful to American interests in a number of ways....
|Guest opinion: Idaho's schools need local control
By Congressman Raul Labrador
There are few things more important than our children's education....
|Guest opinion: All hands on deck to fight opioid crisis
By Sen. Mike Crapo
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) issued an urgent public alert regarding the toxicity of illegal drugs being circulated on American streets advising, "The street drugs the public may be exposed to can be so dangerous that ev...
|Press Release: Draft legislation addresses campaign finance reform
By Press Release
The 10-member bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Legislative Work Group has wrapped up its final meeting of 2017, recommending sweeping new changes to Idaho's nationally-maligned campaign finance laws. ...
|Gubernatorial campaign roundup
By Idaho Politics Weekly staff
Ahlquist statement on campaign finance reform. The Ahlquist Campaign issued the following statement on the news of the Idaho Legislative Working Group on Campaign Finance's recommendation on requiring candidates and elected officials disclose th...
|Idaho gubernatorial race winner? 'Don't know'
By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
About a year away from the conclusion of Idaho's governor's race, among the now-likely candidates "don't know" is way ahead, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows.GOP Gov. Butch Otter is not seeking another term, and the seat will be open in 2018.IP...
|Guest opinion: How to lower healthcare costs in Idaho
By Dr. Tommy Ahlquist, Candidate for Governor
As Idaho families and small businesses continue to face skyrocketing healthcare premiums, career politicians continue to talk and talk about the problem. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of the talk. I'm tired of rhetoric. I'm ready for politici...
|Guest opinion: GOP is trying to sucker-punch hard-working Idahoans . . . again
By Rep. Mat Erpelding
Let's start with a baseline fact. According to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau records, Idaho's median household income is about $51,800. That's $6,000 below the national average and 37th in the country. Idaho has been in a rut for nea...
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Idaho Falls Chamber Out of the Box Networking Lunch
When: Tuesday, Dec 5, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Idaho Technical Career Academy, 1965 S Eagle road, Ste. 150, Meridian, ID
Build your professional network and learn more about businesses in the community. Door prizes, introductions, and other interactions will make this a casual, fun opportunity to meet others and build your professional network. New location, join us at the College of Eastern Idaho cafeteria. More info and register here.
Boise Chamber Holiday Reception with Elected Officials
When: Wednesday, Dec 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Boise Centre, 850 W Front St, Boise, ID
Meet and greet state officers, area legislators, mayors, county commissioners, and many other elected officials. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. More info here.
Fremont County Republican Women Meeting
When: Wednesday, Dec 6, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Location varies
D17 Democrats Breakfast Meeting
When: Saturday, Dec 9, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Papa Joe's, 1301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID
District 17 democrats monthly breakfast meeting, contact Eldon Wallace for more info.
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