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This Week In Idaho Politics
Who will be Idaho's favorite Democrat in 2020? By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor The 2020 presidential election is off to a fast start. Pres. Trump and Democratic front runner Joe Biden are already hurling spears at each other. The massive Democratic field of 20+ is marked by a multitude of candidates scrambling to stand out.
Rep. Scott: Legislators are 'bought-n-paid-for' By Chuck Mallo, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor As State Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard sees it, the legislative process is corrupt, committee chairs are abusing their power and legislators have been "bought-n-paid-for" by lobbyists and special interests.
Most recycling can't overcome rising costs, lower values By Stephen Hartgen It was a sobering lesson indeed this spring for the Twin Falls City Council to hear the real numbers on the city's upside-down recycling efforts, which have run up against the dropping values of the materials and the rising costs of the program. And there's a basic economics course here too for those willing to see it.
Mulling over Volume One of the Mueller Report By Jim Jones Debate over what the Mueller Report concluded with regard to Russian interference in the 2016 election has only intensified since Robert Mueller spoke to the nation on May 29. In his sphinx-like manner, the special counsel summarized what he had found, declining to go beyond the confines of his written report.
News notes: Ed task force and judicial appointments By Idaho Politics Weekly staff Education task force holds first meeting. The first meeting of the "Our Kids, Idaho's Future" Task Force focused on identifying goals for the next several months, assigning the various members to subcommittees within the task force, and reviewing the work of former Gov. Butch Otter's education task force.
Education quality goes beyond national rankings By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor If you pay attention to what you read and hear about the national rankings, you might think that our public schools are in the water hazard.