Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, April 27, 2015

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: Idahoans Support Pay Raises for Public School Teachers
By super-majorities, Idahoans support the pay raises legislators were considering for teachers next year, favor mandatory kindergarten for youngsters, and want parents to be able to take their kids out of public school if a school activity violate th...

  SB 1067: Are the Arguments of Opponents Valid?
Those who oppose SB 1067, the bill to bring Idaho law in line to allow the United States to join the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support, make several arguments:...

  Winning the Political Game: Interview Dos and Don'ts
An interview with a member of the news media can help or hurt a candidate or a political cause. ...

Party of 'Inclusion' Ignores Idaho Candidates
Richard Stallings had everything going for him during his four terms as Idaho's 2nd District congressman. ...

Idaho Economic Outlook: Employment Strengthens
Labor Market. The labor market continues to show strength both in Idaho and throughout the nation. ...

  Poll Shows Strong Support for Death Penalty
Most Idahoans don't want to eliminate concealed carry permits for handguns, they like the death penalty for the most serious crimes of murder and kidnapping and if there is to be an execution, they want lethal injection used, a new Idaho Politics Wee...

  SB 1067: A Stand for Liberty or a Disaster for Idaho's Children?
In March of 2015, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare collected more than $19 million in child support on behalf of 183,170 children. But, a last minute action by the Idaho House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee, just before the...

Political Calendar Highlights

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District 18 Democrats Wine Tasting

When: Thurs, April 30, 6 pm - 8 pm
Where: Tastings, 2447 Apple St, Boise
Join District 18 and the District 18 Legislative Caucus for a post session drink and review. Catch up on the session and learn what you can do to change the future, plus a silent auction with items from local businesses. Each ticket ($25) includes two glasses of wine and appetizers. More info

Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation Gala

When: Fri, May 1, 6 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 East Chinden Boulevard, Boise
Since 2007 the Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation has helped 30 students achieve their dream of pursuing a college education. Please join us for "A Night to Inspire-Stories that Connect our Lives" supporting the Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation. Dinner, silent auction, live auction and entertainment. Tickets: $75.00 per person $150.00 Couple, $600 Table(8). More info

Boise State Auction Gala

When: Sat, May 2, 5 pm - 9 pm
Where: Boise Centre, 850 West Front Street, Boise
Since 1983, the Boise State Auction Gala has been an exciting Bronco tradition raising more than $4,500,000 to support student scholarships. This black-tie gala is a biennial event known for its unique auction packages and fun atmosphere. This year will mark the 17th Boise State Auction Gala. Individual tickets $200, table of ten $2000. More info

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Idaho Headlines

Legislators: Campaign money didn't influence their votes on cannabidiol bill (Press-Tribune)

Editorial: Lawmaker Report Cards Are In (Times-News)

Russ Fulcher says in recent visit to Pocatello that he may run for office again, but it's no longer his primary goal (State Journal)

Marty Trillhaase: In Otter's world, Luna's welfare matters most (Lewiston Tribune)

Marty Trillhaase: Labrador took sides on child support mess (Lewiston Tribune)

Editorial: Killing the messenger (Mountain Express)

Resolution reached in Briscoe lawsuit (Mountain Express)

Federal thuggery: It's their way or no way (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Forest Service chief makes collaboration the agency's business model (Idaho Statesman)

Sage grouse numbers plummeted after 2007, study shows (Idaho Statesman)

In Idaho, refugees reclaim their professional lives (Idaho Statesman)

What You Need To Know About Special Legislative Sessions In Idaho (Boise State Public Radio)

Editorial: For Jobs Plus, a beautiful day (CDA Press)

Job outlook sunny for Idaho (CDA Press)

NIC proposes $44M budget (CDA Press)

Food regs could take bite out of hobbies, income (CDA Press)

Gatherings give opposite sentiments on Islam (Spokesman-Review)

Consolidation proposal divides superintendents (Idaho Education News)

Hadian: Short-term loss in child support worth long-term gain for liberty (Idaho Reports)

National Headlines

In Iowa, GOP field stresses opposition to same-sex marriage (Politico)

Rand who? GOP hawks look past Paul (Politico)

Republicans push Senate Dems toward hard votes on Iran (The Hill)

Clinton Foundation admits 'mistakes' (The Hill)

Clinton Foundation addresses disclosure of $31M Canadian donation, re-filing IRS revenue forms (FOX News)

Jeb Bush: Campaigns Don't Need to Spend $1 Billion to Win in 2016 (Bloomberg)

Gay Marriage Goes Before US Supreme Court (Voice of America)

Peter Schweizer also eyeing Jeb Bush finances (Politico)

Jeb Bush targets Hillary Clinton's comments on women's rights and religious freedom (Washington Post)

McCain Renews Push to End CIA Control of Drone Strikes (Bloomberg)

Christian bakers face $135K fine for refusing to make cake for gay wedding (New York Post)


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