Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, January 5, 2015

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: Idaho Residents Aren't Satisfied with Public Schools
As in most states, Idaho's Legislature makes a major financial commitment each year for public education.But a statewide public opinion survey for Idaho Politics Weekly (a new political online newsletter in Idaho) shows that most Idaho residents aren...

  New Publication to Serve Idaho Political Community
Welcome to the first edition of Idaho Politics Weekly, a new publication designed to serve the Idaho public policy community. Idaho Politics Weekly is your one-stop source for political, government, and public policy news and information. Idaho ...

  Poll: Idahoans Think It Should Be Illegal to Discriminate Against LGBT Residents
Two-thirds of Idahoans believe it should be against state law to discriminate against gays, lesbians and transgender people in housing, employment and business, a new poll by Idaho Politics Weekly shows.Idaho is among two dozen states that do not spe...

  Playing the Political Game: Don't Burn Bridges
With the Legislature starting soon, here's some political advice:Big victories and crushing defeats are inherent in politics. And along with the wins and losses come emotional ups and downs. At all levels of politics, it's easy to get mad, to hold gr...

Washington D.C. Update What to Expect From the New Congress
The 114th Congress will convene on Jan. 6. With Republicans strengthening their majority in the House and taking control of the Senate, what can we expect from the new congress?...

Idaho's Nonprofits Play Key Role in Economy
The beginning of a new year often prompts us to set goals for improving ourselves and our communities.Some people choose to give back by donating time and money toward community needs. Often, volunteers collaborate with nonprofit organizations, which...

Idaho Headlines

Siddoway vows no tax cuts, but there are better alternatives (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Medicaid expansion in Idaho, the path not taken (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Some Needed New Year's Resolutions (Boise Guardian)

Of wilderness and wolves (Idaho Mountain Express)

Op-ed: Sen. Mike Crapo: In our national interest (Post-Register)

Op-ed: Sen. Brent Hill: A lot on our plate (Post Register)

Yates to speak at Exchange Club (Post Register)

Committee chairmanships: Where the Legislature's power lies (Lewiston Tribune)

Editorial: Third term will define Otter's legacy (Idaho State Journal)

Computer glitch puts Bannock County offline (Idaho State Journal)

Education, roads will dominate legislative session (Idaho State Journal)

Editorial: Guns, Deaths and the NRA (Times-News)

Education and Roads Funding Plus Tax Cuts on Agenda in Boise in 2015 (Times-News)

The year in review: Some top business stories from 2014 (Idaho Business Review)

Commerce seeks to alter incentive program (Idaho Business Review)

Local drone experts discuss new technology outpacing federal laws (Idaho Press-Tribune)

Editorial: For 2015, Idaho Statehouse issues look awfully familiar (Idaho Statesman)

Boise school board candidates and issues: Core Standards, tiered licensure (Idaho Statesman)

2015 Idaho Legislature: The gatekeepers and agenda-setters (Idaho Statesman)

Record education budget is expected for Idaho schools (Idaho Statesman)

National Headlines

A Hundred Years' Failure (Politico)

Fighting red maps in purple states (Politico)

Incoming Senate majority leader: Jobs, Keystone and regulations top agenda (The Hill)

Sony hack could be game changer for cybersecurity push (The Hill)

Palin To PETA: 'Chill. At Least Trig Didn't Eat The Dog' (Washington Examiner)

Why most Americans oppose more gun control (FOX News)

Some police turn backs on NYC mayor at slain officer's funeral (Reuters)

Texas, Florida Republicans step forward as alternative to Boehner for Speaker, vote set for Tuesday (

Mike Huckabee shakes up crowded 2016 Republican field with White House move (Telegraph)

NY Dem's advice to Obama: Veto Keystone (The Hill)

Obama Back in Washington After 2-Week Hawaii Trip (Associated Press)


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