Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Idaho Presidential Race: Trump 44%, Clinton 23%, Johnson 13%
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Donald Trump has plateaued in Idaho, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

Guest Commentary: Idahoans Love State, Country & Liberty
By Congressman Raul Labrador, First Congressional District
Last week I completed my summer tour of all 19 counties in Idaho’s First District – the most beautiful in America....

Guest Column: We Need to Accelerate Talent Pipelines
By Jeff Sayer
Idaho has a problem. Simply spending money in education, if it works, will not show an economic return for at least 10 years, maybe longer, and we can’t wait that long....

2018 Governor's Race Could Get Interesting
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Well...we have a race for governor in 2018. Russ Fulcher, who two years ago ran a surprisingly close race against Gov. Butch Otter, joins Lt. Gov. Brad Little in the 2018 Republican sweepstakes....

  Immigration and Idaho
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
One of the key issues in this year’s presidential race is immigration, in particular, what should be U.S. policy toward illegal immigrants.  This discussion has ramifications in Idaho....

  Idaho Experts Panel: Lessons Learned From Cinema Experiences
By Todd Cranney, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
This week’s question: What is the best historical movie or documentary you have watched and why would you recommend it?   ...

Idaho Economic Outlook: Employment is Steady, Inflation Remains Low
By Randy Shumway, Zions Bank Economic Advisor
Idaho labor market. Idaho’s unemployment rate has remained mostly unchanged at 3.7 percent....

  Poll: Majority say Private Industry Should Build Idaho's High-Speed Internet Infrastructure
By Bob Bernick
Nearly half of all Idahoans say the private sector should be responsible for providing broadband internet services to state citizens, not the state, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  Majority of Idahoans Want Federal Money to Fight Wildfires
By Bob Bernick
While many Idahoans don’t much like the federal government, they do want federal money to pay for wildfires in the state, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

  Should We Pay Elected Officials More?
By LaVarr Webb, Idaho Politics Weekly Publisher
Who should be paid the most – a governor or a member of Congress?...

Trump Campaign Alive and Idaho
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making history, but not in the way he way he wants....

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Meridian Chamber Workshop: Market Research Made Easy
When: Thursday, Sept 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID
This specialty workshop includes guest speakers from the Boise Public Library. Complimentary but you must register to reserve a space. Parking in the Eastman Garage or other downtown garages. Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat.

D17 Breakfast Meeting
When: Saturday, Sept 10, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Rooster's Eatery - Viasta Village Shopping Center 930 Vista Avenue, Boise, ID
District 17's Monthly Breakfast Meeting Contact Eldon Wallace at jameseldonwallaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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

Idaho Headlines

Marty Trillhaase: Fulcher getting in doesn't mean Labrador stays out (Lewiston Tribune)

Anyone but? (Lewiston Tribune)

Campaign school tackles changing norms and social media (State Journal)

Local residents weigh in on Kaepernick's protests (State Journal)

Gov's office narrows down finalists for Fish and Game commission seats (Times-News)

City passes budget with 3 percent tax hike (Times-News)

Trump VP candidate Pence visits Boise (KBOI 2News)

Idaho lawmakers’ impasse on Medicaid expansion persists (Idaho Statesman)

Faith-healing committee postpones, date pending (Idaho Statesman)

Hack that hit Idaho Fish and Game involved 6.5 million users in four states (Idaho Statesman)

Blaine County gives fundraising boost to Clinton (Mountain Express)

Some Idaho lawmakers remain unconvinced about Medicaid expansion (Spokesman-Review)

Sen. Mike Crapo wraps up two-year, 200-city town hall swing through Idaho (Spokesman-Review)

Crapo, Sturgill are filling their campaign coffers in Senate race (Spokesman-Review)

STEM jobs are fastest-growing category in Idaho (Idaho Business Review)

Goal for school year: Close achievement gap (CDA Press)

Quietly, this Idaho lab is keeping U.S. secure (CDA Press)

Does Idaho care about the small businesses? (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Healthcare system for the poor is already unconscionable (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Why Idaho’s Agriculture Department Wants A Plan To Protect Bees (Boise State Public Radio)

Idaho leads the West in per capita farm income (Capital Press)

Wasden files countersuit in Idaho Education Network battle (Idaho Education News)

Ybarra to seek 6.6 percent increase in public school spending (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

Trump cuts into Clinton’s lead as crucial stretch begins (Politico)

The 12 juiciest bits from the FBI's Clinton report (Politico)

Obama cancels meeting with leader who called him ‘son of a bitch' (The Hill)

House GOP faces fight over impeaching IRS commissioner (The Hill)

Hillary Clinton: Timing of Russian hack is aimed at helping Trump (CNN)

Trump, Clinton go to Cleveland in pursuit of the working-class voter (Washington Post)

Full Plate, Little Action Expected With Congress' Return (RealClearPolitics)

Sanders solo stumps for Clinton, but do Dems buy it? (CNN)

Gonzaga hires Missouri educator fired over protest conduct (Associated Press)

Obama makes trade deal top priority in remaining months (Washington Post)

Tribe files emergency request to stop Dakota Access Pipeline (CNN)


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