North Idaho is Siberia for Dems for now By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor North Idaho, a one-time stronghold for Democrats in the Legislature, is down to one. And it appears to be a pretty good one in freshman Sen. David Nelson of Moscow.
A common sense immigration proposal from Mike Simpson By Jim Jones Congressman Mike Simpson has once again distinguished himself as the member of Idaho's congressional delegation who can think for himself. Simpson reportedly told the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce last week that undocumented immigrants in the U.S. should be given permanent Green Card status.
What now after the release of the Mueller report? By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Last week the public finally got to see much of what special counsel Bob Mueller found after months of investigation, numerous indictments and convictions, and plenty of speculation.
Guest opinion: A bipartisan conservation success for Earth Day By Sen. Mike Crapo At the end of last year, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed by overwhelmingly bipartisan votes one of the largest, if not the largest, environmental bills. President Trump then signed this bipartisan bill into law. The environmental bill I am referring to is the new Farm Bill.
Political news notes: Capital for a Day, and other items By Idaho Politics Weekly staff Emmett to host Little's first 'Capital for a Day'. Gov. Brad Little's hometown of Emmett will host his first "Capital for a Day" event since becoming Idaho's 33rd governor. The event will be held April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Emmett City Hall, located at 501 E. Main Street. Governor Little will be joined by First Lady Teresa Little.
Guest opinion: The people of Idaho triumphed in the legislative session By Luke Mayville, co-founder, & Rebecca Schroeder, executive director, Reclaim Idaho The people of Idaho have a lot to be proud of even if their elected leaders do not. Nearly two-thirds of Idaho voters approved Medicaid expansion last November, ushering in the most positive and transformative legislative feat in a generation. Medicaid expansion is a colossal achievement:
There is a bright side to the Medicaid sideboards By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor A good number of people especially on the Democratic side have good reason to be seething over the passage and governor's signing of the controversial "sideboards" law that goes with Medicaid expansion. But there is a bright side to an otherwise sorry story.
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