Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, July 11, 2016

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: Idahoans Not Sure State Can Reach Education Achievement Goals
By Bob Bernick
Most Idahoans like the idea of having 60 percent of adults holding a post-high-school education degree or certificate, but most also don’t believe the state can reach that goal by the 2020 deadline, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  Brad Little is Ready to Take His Turn
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
As Lt. Gov. Brad Little approaches an age when people start thinking about slowing it down with their professional careers, he’s looking to accelerate his – as a candidate for governor in 2018....

  Odds & Ends: Impact of Brexit...Happenings at INL...The Libertarian Campaign
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
A few thoughts on a few, somewhat random, topics......

Idaho Technical & Community Colleges Provide Opportunities for Bright Future
By Randy Shumway, Zions Bank Economic Advisor
I recently attended graduation ceremonies at a technology college. As the stream of proud graduates walked across the stage, I was caught off guard by the depth of emotion I felt as I witnessed the conspicuous enthusiasm and sense of accomplishment t...

  Press Release: Twelve Moffatt Thomas Attorneys Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers
By Press Release
Moffatt Thomas is pleased to announce that twelve Moffatt Thomas attorneys have been named by 2016 Super Lawyers for their accomplishments in the fields of business/corporate law, business litigation, banking, employment law, environmental litigation...

  Poll: Idahoans Oppose Obama Administration Order on Transgender Bathrooms in Public Schools
By Bob Bernick
Not surprisingly, two-thirds of Idahoans believe the state should decide where transgender public school kids can use public bathrooms, not the Obama administration, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

  Guest Commentary: Celebrating Independence with Thankful Hearts
By Congressman Mike Simpson
Washington, D.C. - Each year we have an opportunity to celebrate the 4th of July and remind ourselves of the sacrifices made on our behalf to secure our freedom and independence. ...

  Amid D.C. Dysfunction, Sen. Crapo Still Seeks Practical Solutions
By LaVarr Webb, Idaho Politics Weekly Publisher
Sen. Mike Crapo has been in Washington for a couple of decades. But he seems not to be a guy who has bought into the entrenched Washington politics of gridlock, dysfunction, kicking the can down the road, and ideological warfare....

  Experts Panel says Education, Healthcare, Citizen Engagement Idaho's Challenges
By Todd Cranney, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
This week’s question: What are some of the biggest challenges Idaho faces over the next 10 years?...

Idaho GOP Restores Order Despite Divisions
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Dave Johnston, the executive director of Idaho’s Republican Party, is only 27 years old, but he’s quickly mastering the art of herding cats. Those skills are handy in his line of work, where peace and harmony do not always prevail....

  Trump's Trade Policies Could Hurt Idaho's Economy
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
As anyone who has read my previous columns knows, I am a Republican, but I am not a Donald Trump fan.  But this week my particular concern is his trade policies, which could do particular damage to Idaho....

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

D14 Informal "Coffee Talk"
When: Tuesday, July 12, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Wild West Bakery and Espresso, 83 E State St, Eagle, ID
A social, informal, come-and-go-as-you-please meeting.

Canyon County Republican Women Tuesday Club
When: Tuesday, July 12, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Golden Palace, 703 Main St, Caldwell, ID
For more information, please contact Joan Mason at 208-249-1199 or Kay Bradford at 208-465-0970.

To submit events to the Idaho Politics Weekly calendar please use our contact form here.

Idaho Headlines

Seeking an end to the Cuba embargo (Idaho Business Review)

Wolves are elusive but present in East Idaho (State Journal)

Sen. Anthon named 'emerging leader' by national group (Times-News)

Crapo, Risch backed immigration bills that stalled in Senate (Times-News)

Gun-rights group to protest Matt Damon in Meridian (Times-News)

Crapo spokesman: He's not being vetted for VP (Times-News)

Marty Trillhaase: If this initiative failed, nothing else will prevail (Lewiston Tribune)

D.C. Diary: Slobs, curmudgeons and a light shining in the dark (Lewiston Tribune)

Can Idaho afford federal management of its natural resources? (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Idaho — again — hurts a homegrown business (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Transparency would benefit Idaho’s oil and gas industry, and Idahoans (Idaho Statesman)

To save on prison costs, Idaho seeks to change how inmates think (Idaho Statesman)

8 myths about covering the uninsured in Idaho (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho’s Raul Labrador: Trump should pick Ted Cruz as running mate (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho’s sales taxes rank low in national comparison (Spokesman-Review)

Why Brad Little Announced He's Running For Idaho Governor Two Years Before The Election (Boise State Public Radio)

How Brexit Could Impact Idaho’s Cattle Industry (Boise State Public Radio)

Boise Police Chief Says Dallas Shooting Will Be A Rallying Call To Support Local Police (Boise State Public Radio)

Politics, technology and media mix at Allen and Co. conference (Mountain Express)

Website helps track Idaho campaign funds (CDA Press)

New Idaho law targets stalkers (CDA Press)

School funding committee gets to work Tuesday (Idaho Education News)

Four candidates vie for two Boise trustee seats (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

How the World Fell Out of Love with Obama (Politico)

Why Paul Ryan won't accept — or dismiss — Donald Trump (Politico)

Buzz builds around Pence for Trump's VP (The Hill)

GOP convention organizers tighten security plans amid fears (The Hill)

Flynn voices abortion views at odds with Republican platform (CNN)

Dallas sniper victims included fathers, volunteers, veteran (Associated Press)

Rudy Giuliani calls Black Lives Matter ‘inherently racist’ (New York Daily News)

Osama bin Laden's son vows to avenge his father's death (CBS News)

In platform fight, Sanders loses on trade but wins on minimum wage (CNN)

Charles Ramsey Thinks 'Some Incident' Will Take Place at Conventions (NBC News)

Dollar dips as Fed unlikely to hike this year even with U.S. jobs (Reuters)


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