This Week In Idaho Politics
Education, health care, transportation & housing are issues of top concern to Idahoans
By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
The most important issue facing Idaho state government: Improve the quality of public education.So believe most Idahoans in a new Dan Jones & Associates survey.Jones asked 641 Idahoans what are the three most important issues facing state governm...
Ybarra says Idaho schools are on the right path
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
State School Superintendent Sherri Ybarra has said many times that she is an educator, not a politician. So, it's not surprising that she doesn't pay much attention to political norms, even after almost four years in office.If she were to write a "Ho...
Rep. Loertscher fights back with write-in bid
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Rep. Tom Loertscher has been a fixture of the Idaho House from Eastern Idaho since he was first elected in 1986. He lost a House race in 2002 but won his seat back in 2004, and is now the chair of House State Affairs Committee.He lost his primary rac...
The gaming initiative -- deja vu all over again
By Jim Jones, former Idaho attorney general and Supreme Court chief justice
In the immortal words of that baseball great, Yogi Berra, the historical horse-racing initiative, Proposition One, is "deja vu all over again" for me. In 1986, Idaho voters approved an initiative in the general election to establish a state lottery. ...
Guest opinion: Senate addresses high drug costs
By Sen. Mike Crapo
Concern is growing over the rising cost of prescription drugs. Drug manufacturers argue that the rising prices of these medications are largely due to the cost of research and development. However, it can be challenging for consumers to disting...
Campaign roundup: Kloc endorses Rob Mason in District 16
Longtime State Rep. Hy Kloc has endorsed Rob Mason to take his place in the Idaho State Legislature. Kloc is retiring after three terms in the State House where he was a staunch advocate for early childhood education and protecting the rights of Idah...
Political Calendar Highlights
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Meridian Chamber Economic Excellence Breakfast
When: Tuesday, Oct 23, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: West Ada School District, 1303 E Central Drive, Meridian
Topic: Paving the Way for Growth and Transportation in Meridian. Listen to industry professionals from COMPASS, Idaho Department of Transportation, Ada County Highway District, and local lawmakers on the future of Meridian's growth and issues regarding transportation. More info and register here.
District 15 Dems Dinner Huddle
When: Tuesday, October 23, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Casa Mexico, 10332 W Fairview Ave # 104, Boise, ID
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