This Week In Idaho Politics
|Majority of Idahoans say Trump's foreign policy is making America safer
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
By a bare majority, Idahoans believe GOP President Donald Trump's foreign policy is making the United States safer, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....
|Governor, lawmakers at odds on tax cuts
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
If Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill of Rexburg were in the U.S. Senate, he probably would have voted for the controversial Republican-charged tax reform bill that was signed by President Trump....
|Odds & Ends: Conservative preview, Facebook, & Reagan on refugee
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
A few thoughts on a few, somewhat random, topics......
|Idaho went too far on noncompetition agreement
By Jim Jones
The Legislature put the shoe on the wrong foot in 2016 when it passed a bill requiring employees to prove they did not harm their former employer if they violated a noncompetition agreement....
|Guest opinion: Time for fresh approach in the governor's office
By Tommy Ahlquist, Candidate for Governor
Idahoans, including myself, appreciate Gov. Butch Otter's 12 years of longstanding service to the State of Idaho....
|Guest opinion: Strong, but fair, immigration bill
By Congressman Raul Labrador
I recently shared the exciting news that I was introducing a landmark immigration reform bill with three of my House colleagues: Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Rep. M...
|Guest opinion: Honoring leaders who have made America great
By Sen. Mike Crapo
The Americans traditionally honored during national holidays this month and next exemplify the leadership and set the example that makes our nation so great. ...
|Guest opinion: Time to put money in Housing Trust Fund
By Rep. Mat Erpelding, Idaho House Democratic Leader
In 1992, the Idaho House of Representatives passed House Bill 756, creating the Idaho Housing Trust Fund....
|Press release: A.J. Balukoff launches bid for Idaho governor
By Press Release
Pocatello A.J. Balukoff kicked off his statewide tour in Pocatello, officially launching his bid to be the next governor of Idaho. ...
|Press release: Kealey raises 100K for campaign
By Press Release
Boise Tom Kealey, a Republican candidate for State Treasurer, has filed campaign disclosure paperwork showing his campaign has raised nearly $100,000 since its official launch last summer....
|Idaho lands press releases: Online tool for oil & gas info; members appointed to forest practices committee
By Press Release
New interactive tool available. A new interactive online tool called "Data Explorer" now is available on the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) website, enabling Idahoans to search, review and download oil and gas well information as it...
|Guest opinion: Water injection will benefit Idaho's oil & gas industry
By Mick Thomas, Oil & Gas Division Administrator, Idaho Department of Lands
Having the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency oversee the use and disposal of fluids used in oil and gas production in Idaho, rather than the State, is the right move for the environment and the industry....
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Idaho Falls Chamber Annual Membership Meeting
When: Tuesday, Jan 16, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront at Snake River Landing, 1220 Event Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID
Join fellow Chamber members as we review the Chamber's accomplishments in 2017, take a look at new objectives for the coming year, and recognize some amazing volunteers. Members $15, potential members $20. More info and register here.
South East Idaho Republican Women Meeting
When: Wednesday, Jan 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Omni Building, Conference Room 200, Pocatello, ID
Reclaim Idaho Women's March
When: Saturday, Jan 20, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Sandpoint Middle School, 310 S Division Ave, Sandpoint, ID
Gym doors open at noon for a rally featuring "Reclaim Idaho" initiative and keynote speaker Idaho State Representative Paulette Jordan. Representative Jordan is also a Democratic candidate for governor. Please bring signs in support of women's issues and human rights for the North Idaho Women's March. We welcome our good brothers to join us! More info.
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