Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, May 4, 2015

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: What Do Idaho Residents Think of the Job Lawmakers Did in 2015?
Idaho GOP legislators may have some answering to do before their constituents, especially members of their own party, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  Idaho Newsnotes
News Links Updated DailyIdaho Politics Weekly updates news links every day from newspapers and other websites across the state. ...

  Winning the Political Game: Choose Your Battles Carefully
People who are attracted to public service tend to be idealistic and want to "save the world." They read the newspaper, see all sorts of injustices and problems, and say, "I could do something about that!" They want to stick their noses into every co...

  Debate On SB1067, the Child Support Law, Rages On
Last week I wrote a column analyzing the arguments of those opposed to passage of 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....

Can Republicans Defeat Hillary?
Carly Florina, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum....

Trending in DC: Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans Pacific Partnership Create Strange Bedfellows
Last week Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, came to Washington to visit the White House and give a speech to a joint session of Congress.  ...

Career Ladder Teacher Pay
Teacher pay was a major issue in the Idaho Legislature this year and has been top of mind for policy makers, legislators, and citizens in Idaho for some time. ...

  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...

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Idaho Gives 2015

When: Thurs, May 7, throughout day
Where: Throughout Idaho
Idaho Gives is a special day for philanthropy across Idaho. A day for nonprofits to tell their stories and share the work that enriches communities throughout our state. A day for Idahoans to come together with one voice of support for our nonprofits, big and small. Last year $782,862 was raised from 7,566 individuals who gave to more than 660 nonprofit causes. More info
 

Boise Technology Show

When: Thurs, May 7, 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Where: The Owyhee, 1109 Main Street, Boise, ID
Listen to some of Idaho's most talented, innovative Business Leaders speak as they share their expertise on topics that are sure to inspire you and benefit your Idaho business. Attend educational seminars throughout the day and get prepared to be entertained by the several technology vendors who will showcase their latest products and technologies. All of this, plus a highly attended networking reception will take place. Lunch will be provided, free parking downtown will be available. More info

To submit events to the Idaho Politics Weekly calendar please use our contact form here.


Idaho Headlines

School leaders grapple with career ladder (Press-Tribune)

Editorial: Legislature Got Us into this Mess (Times-News)

Marty Trillhaase: Just when things are looking up, the Times weighs in (Lewiston Tribune)

Editorial: Red state needs blue law (Mountain Express)

Idaho lawmakers target 'Waters of U.S.' rule (Capital Press)

Idaho collective bargaining law might be best in the nation (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Instant racing repeal must take effect, tribe tells Idaho secretary of state (Idaho Statesman)

Medical marijuana advocates gather signatures for their cause (Idaho Statesman)

Editorial: Idaho nuclear waste cleanup should be priority for Department of Energy (Idaho Statesman)

Gaming dispute continues (CDA Press)

Official recalls veto details (CDA Press)

Idaho senators say they are interviewing both men and women for judge post (Spokesman-Review)

CdA Tribe: Gov. Otter's veto delay made racing repeal bill law (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho ag-gag law challenged in federal court (Spokesman-Review)

Bipartisan panel picked Idaho's last federal district judge (Spokesman-Review)

Study cites holes in early learning (Idaho Education News)

After Schoolnet fiasco, scramble begins (Idaho Education News)

College, state to provide matching scholarships (Idaho Education News)

Renewed Conversation This Month on Early Education (Idaho Reports)

Expect some negotiations on those child support amendments (Idaho Reports)

National Headlines

Hillary Clinton's big-money dilemma (Politico)

Ryan amplifies call for Obama's trade agenda (The Hill)

Baltimore mayor: Rioters will face justice (The Hill)

Baltimore lifts curfew imposed after unrest, relieving many (Reuters)

Boehner: Relations between police and black communities a 'national crisis' (New York Daily News)

Sen. Bernie Sanders Says America Needs 'Political Revolution' in 2016 (ABC News)

Many Democrats turn their backs on free trade (New York Times)

Boehner: Obama needs Clinton on trade (CNN)

For Hillary Clinton, a trust deficit to surmount (Washington Post)

Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee to join 2016 GOP presidential field, adding more depth, diversity (FOX News)

Problems facing poor inch into 2016 presidential race (Associated Press)

 
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