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This Week In Idaho Politics
Here's a job that only punching bags can like By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor If there were a television program titled, "Worst Jobs in American Politics," the chairmanship of Idaho's Republican Party would be sure to make the list if the series lasted long enough to get to that segment.
Aquifer recharge is assuring Idaho's water future By Stephen Hartgen Everyone knows Southern Idaho is a high desert place, generally short on water, without which we wouldn't have the growth and prosperity we have. But what's lesser known is the tremendous efforts being put into the state's water capacity, or how those efforts are assuring water "security" in the state for many years ahead.
Guest opinion: Stabilizing the secure rural schools program By Sen Mike Crapo "Ninety-seven percent of land in Custer County is state and federally ownedand exempt from taxation," explained Custer County Commissionerand Idaho Association of Counties Public Lands Committee Chairman Wayne Butts. "Counties and schools like ours can't operate without federal forest payments."
Guest opinion: We want YOU (to submit your public comments) By Rep. Sally Toone, D-Gooding You were the real hero of the 2019 legislative session. You came to the statehouse more times than I can count armed with facts, personal stories, and courage to fight the legislation that would hurt your communities.
Idaho Dept. Commerce announces investment from Taiwanese business By Press release Idaho Department of Commerce Director Tom Kealey has announced that Taiwanese dairy product manufacturer and co-packer Jetton Biochemistry Co., Ltd. will locate a new blended powder facility for production of a proprietary dairy formula in southwest Idaho.
Political news notes: Capital for a Day & other items By Idaho Politics Weekly staff American Falls to host 'Capital for a Day'. Gov. Brad Little's next "Capital for a Day" event will be held in American Falls on June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Falls District Library.
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.
Leadership Boise Alumni Happy Hour When: Tuesday, June 18, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where: The Reef, 105 S. 6th St. Boise, ID Come mingle with your fellow Leadership Boise Alumni. This is open to graduates of the Leadership Boise program. More info.
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