Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Political Calendar Highlights
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Faith Healing Exemption Public Meeting with the Legislature
When: Monday, Oct 10, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: State Capitol, room WW17
The Idaho State Legislature's working group studying the state's faith healing exemption for medical neglect will hold a meeting to hear public testimony on the issue. Several local supporters of children's safety and health care will attend and provide testimony in support of fixing this loophole. More info.
Idaho Chamber Alliance Regional Legislative Summit
When: Tuesday, Oct 11, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Eastern Idaho Technical College, 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID
Breakfast and panel discussions on issues important to Eastern Idaho with our elected officials. Free admission. More info.
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 133rd Annual Gala
When: Wednesday, Oct 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Boise Centre, 850 W Front St, Boise, ID
An evening of politics and laughter featuring NPR correspondent and FOX News contributor Mara Liasson, plus special guest emcee comedian James Cunningham, host of the Cooking Channel's "Eat St." Silent, online and live auctions, reception, dinner, keynote speaker. Early bird pricing available through Oct 7, members and guest of members $100, nonmembers $150 each. More info.
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Idaho releases gas production data, but oil numbers remain secret until 2017 (Idaho Statesman)
Realtors, Idaho Power spend most on Idaho campaigns (Idaho Statesman)
BSU poll finds Treasure Valley upbeat, clear-eyed — and a touch wistful (Idaho Statesman)
Democrats pull worker out of Bonner County, charge harassment by Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s supporters (Spokesman-Review)
In Idaho, a tide of voters want ballots by mail (Spokesman-Review)
Dozens offer emotional testimony for and against Idaho’s faith-healing laws (Spokesman-Review)
Higher minimum wage in Washington could siphon off Kootenai County workers (Spokesman-Review)
Crapo introduces VA health care reform bill (Times-News)
Simpson, Crapo dump Trump (Times-News)
Women lawmakers talk gender, politics at CSI panel (Times-News)
H-2A visa delays hinder Idaho ag (Times-News)
Sutter touts insurance experience in legislative campaign (Mountain Express)
Sally Toone seeks to replace longtime friend in Legislature (Mountain Express)
Idaho officials pleased with wolf depredation trend (Capital Press)
Marty Trillhaase: Debunking Ivory's fantasy; third time's a charm (Lewiston Tribune)
Views on compromise distinguish congressional contenders (Lewiston Tribune)
Boise tops country in construction job gains; builders struggle to fill jobs (Idaho Business Review)
Yes, there are alternatives to Medicaid expansion (Idaho Freedom Foundation)
Western Ada offers to dig a hole and bury taxpayers’ money (Idaho Freedom Foundation)
Crapo Introduces Bill To Reform Health Care For Vets In Rural Idaho (Boise State Public Radio)
Idaho Attorney General Comes Out Strongly Against Proposed Constitutional Amendment (Boise State Public Radio)
Robust tax collections could bode well for K-12 budget (Idaho Education News)
Idaho faces deadline for new education law (Idaho Education News)
Trump, unbound (Politico)
Why Did NBC News Sit on the Trump Tape for So Long? (Politico)
Trump: 'I may be limping across that finish line’ (The Hill)
RNC chairman: We're fully behind Trump (The Hill)
Paul Ryan Turns Focus From Donald Trump to House Races, Roiling GOP (New York Times)
High drama on debate night (CNN)
Cruz sticking with Trump (Politico)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg says national anthem protests are 'really dumb' (ESPN)
Federal judge extends Florida voter registration deadline (CNN)
Fed's Evans sees benefits to overshooting inflation target (Reuters)
Trump Taj Mahal closes for good following bitter dispute with unions (Washington Post)