Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, July 25, 2016

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: Idahoans Say Trump is More Qualified to be President than Clinton
By Bob Bernick
Most Idahoans say GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump does not have the temperament to be, in fact, president, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  Idaho Experts Panel: How to Improve Education
By Todd Cranney, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
This week’s question: What should be the top priority for Idaho policy makers as it relates to education? ...

Negative Interest Rates: How A Little Known Tool Can Have Big Impacts on the Economy
By Robert Spendlove, Economic and Public Policy Officer, Zions Bank
The negative interest rate is becoming a major part of a national and international monetary policy debate.  ...

  Trump and the Republican Convention
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
This week I thought I would share my thoughts on the GOP national convention.  Next week I’ll provide the same regarding the Democratic national convention....

Unlike Idaho, Presidential Politics Plays Big in Nevada
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
As a native Idahoan, who has lived most of my 66 years here, I can offer plenty of testimony on what there is to love about the Gem State. But it’s a pretty depressing place during presidential election years....

  Press Release: Labrador Releases 'Kitchen Table' Conversations Schedule
By Congressman Raul Labrador
Since becoming your congressman in 2011, I have worked hard to stay in touch with the people I serve....

Idaho Economic Outlook: International Trade Boosts Idaho's Economy
By Randy Shumway, Zions Bank Economic Advisor
Every year, international trade boosts Idaho’s economy by providing jobs, sustaining businesses, and increasing foreign direct investment....

  Poll: Idaho Voters Favor Trump over Clinton
By Bob Bernick
Idaho has become Donald Trump land, a new poll by Idaho Politics Weekly shows....

  Experts Panel: What Clinton and Trump Need in a VP
By Todd Cranney, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
This week’s question: What do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each need to accomplish with their respective VP picks and their upcoming party conventions? ...

More Gun Laws Are Not the Answer
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
There are two things that you cannot win in Idaho: An argument with someone who is drunk in a bar, and a debate over guns – especially if you’re on the side of imposing more gun control laws....

  Idaho Revamps State Boards
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
On July 1, a whole host of legislation passed by this year’s Idaho Legislature took effect.  One of the more overlooked measures was House Bill 482 which made significant changes in the statutes governing 30 Idaho occupational boards....

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Boise Chamber 2016 Operation Thank You
When: Thursday, July 28
Where: C.W. Moore Penthouse, 250 S. 5th St., Boise
Help needed throughout the day to deliver packets to members, meet your fellow chamber members and make new business connections and contacts. 8 to 9 a.m. breakfast and orientation, 5 to 7 p.m. wrap-up celebration at Pioneer Federal Credit Union. More info

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

Idaho Headlines

Idaho's GOP delegation impressed by Trump's speech (Press-Tribune)

Migrant teens spend summer picking rocks, feeding calves (Times-News)

Migrant summer school fills ed gaps, keeps children out of farm fields (Times-News)

Marty Trillhaase: Idaho opposed Trump and Clinton; now what? (Lewiston Tribune)

Delegates get misty at Cleveland convention (Lewiston Tribune)

Healthcare Alternatives working group needs to understand Medicaid expansion experience from other states (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Instead of free health care for felons, Idaho should lift job restrictions (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Editorial: This time, Idaho’s Medicaid gap panel must turn talk to policy (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho updates rules for oil and gas leasing (Idaho Statesman)

Former Idaho Sen. Craig asks regulators for stopgap rules on oil and gas metering (Idaho Statesman)

Will Idaho Allow Oil And Gas Competition? (Idaho Statesman)

State treasurer Crane reports vote of Idaho delegation at GOP convention (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho lawmakers convene for initial review of health options for poor (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho federal judge nominee David Nye won’t get confirmation hearing until September at the earliest (Spokesman-Review)

Sanders delegates from Idaho use crowdfunding for help getting to convention (Associated Press)

Lawmaker Panel Meets To Find Health Coverage Alternative For Low-Income Idahoans (Boise State Public Radio)

West Ada reaches tentative labor agreement (Idaho Education News)

Evaluation oversight changes hands amidst accuracy concerns (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

Why Can’t Hillary Stop Fudging the Truth? (Politico)

Kristol to Democrats: Don't underestimate Trump (Politico)

Sanders calls on Dem party boss to step down following email leaks (The Hill)

Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton (The Hill)

Why Obama’s half-brother says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump (New York Post)

Pressure mounts on Wasserman Schultz to resign (CNN)

Hacked emails cast doubt on hopes for party unity at Democratic convention (Washington Post)

Clinton asking voters for fresh look in Philly (Washington Post)

Dallas police see surge in applications (CNN)

In GOP convention first, a gay speaker acknowledges his sexuality (Christian Science Monitor)

Trump on latest iteration of Muslim ban: 'You could say it's an expansion' (CNN)


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