Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, July 8, 2019

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This Week In Idaho Politics

Time to truly revamp Idaho education
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
No issue is more important to Idaho's future than quality education and the development of a skilled workforce through our education system.

Idaho Dems say socialist agenda won't work
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
Former Idaho Democratic congressmen Walt Minnick, Larry LaRocco and Richard Stallings are not on the front lines of this presidential campaign. But they have better thoughts about what it will take for a Democrat to win the White House than most of the candidates running.

Idaho ranks high nationally in support for Trump, GOP
By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
Idaho, along with its sister states Wyoming and Utah, is among the top five most Republican states in the nation.

Trump's fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants foreign policy endangers America
By Jim Jones
The President's trip to the G-20 meeting in Japan produced some foreign policy blunders that will prove harmful to America's national security. The problem is that he just wings it without bothering to develop an understanding of complex international issues.

More grizzlies in Idaho? How's that a good idea?
By Stephen Hartgen
Don't ya' just love it when Idahoans get lectured on how more grizzly bears are scheduled for introduction into the state and how we better get used to it 'cause, well, it's the law?

Guest opinion: Help us prevent the next measles outbreak
By Sen. David Nelson, D-Moscow
I want to thank the Public Health-Idaho North Central District, Gritman Hospital and other area health providers In Moscow for their response to the two cases of measles reported in early June in Moscow.  But, most of all I want to thank the citizens of Latah County for vaccinating their children. 

Guest opinion: Confronting threats from China
By Sen. Mike Crapo
As Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, I recently led a hearing entitled: "Confronting Threats From China: Assessing Controls on Technology and Investment, and Measures to Combat Opioid Trafficking."  

Press release: Pet-friendly license plate now available
By Press release
As of July 1, pet loving Idaho drivers can purchase a pet-friendly license plate thanks to the hard work of former Rep Hy Kloc, who worked on the legislation for several years. He sponsored the law during his time in the legislature but, unfortunately, the bill fell short by a few votes.

Press release: Idaho identifies project areas to reduce wildfires, improve forest health
By Press release
Gov. Brad Little has announced two large-scale project areas in Idaho where federal, state, and private land management activities will align to reduce wildfire risk to communities, create and sustain jobs, and improve the health of Idaho's forests and watersheds.  

How new state laws will help us in District Seven
By Senator Carl Crabtree, R-Grangeville
A string of new Idaho laws are protecting our freedoms, making us safer, and helping our economy.

Political news notes: New legislation takes effect; state seeks nomination for tourism award
By Idaho Politics Weekly staff
Democrat-sponsored legislation takes effect. On July 1, numerous bills passed by the Idaho legislature in 2019 took effect.

Risch exercises influence where it counts
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
President Trump, with many of his bombastic comments, makes it easy for so many people to dislike Donald Trump, "the man." And for the "Never-Trumpers" of this world, it's easy to forget or outright deny that Trump happens to be president of the United States.

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Nez Perce County Republican Women Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, 621 21st St, Lewiston, ID
A group of dynamic republicans educating the community. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NPCRW President.

Boise Young Professionals Lunch and Learn: Boise Arts Panel
When: Wednesday, July 10, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Esther Simplot Performing Arts Reception Room
This Lunch and Learn will feature a representative from Boise Phil, Ballet Idaho, and Opera Idaho to talk about the Boise arts scene, overcoming misconceptions, how to get involved, and discussing the future of this part of our community.

D17 Dems Monthly Meeting
When: Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Papa Joe's, 1301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID

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