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This Week In Idaho Politics
Fulcher's first year sees highs and lows By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher can do a lot of things in his official capacity including casting votes and helping his First District constituents navigate the federal government's maze. But he might not be much assistance when it comes to career counseling.
A famous refugee gave us words to live by By Jim Jones As Christians celebrate the birth of Christ, the dangerous situation he faced in his infancy should not be forgotten. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the new-born Jesus and his family fled from Bethlehem to Egypt to escape the wrath of King Herod of Judea. They were allowed to enter Egypt, where they lived in safety until Herod died.
A memorable Christmas etched deep in my heart By Jim Jones My Christmas of 1968 was like no other. Today's commercialism was nowhere to be seen. It was a joyful affair at an orphanage operated by the Cao Dai Church, which is located at Tay Ninh City in the former Republic of Vietnam.
Utah and Idaho on divergent tax policy paths By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor Idaho's legislative session is around the corner. Last year Gov. Brad Little specified that prudent budgeting last year would allow the sales tax to be removed from food, possibly beginning this coming year.
Guest opinion: Why I voted against articles of impeachment By Congressman Mike Simpson The resolution considered on the floor of the House of Representatives, H.Res. 755, has two articles: 1) abuse of power, and 2) obstruction of Congress. After careful consideration of the evidence, I voted no on H.Res. 755.
Little creates 'garbage day' for useless regulations By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor To think when Brad Little was running for governor in 2018, opponents in the Republican primary were doing all they could to paint him as the "liberal" candidate in the race.
Guest opinion: Farm Workforce Modernization Act is smart legislation By Rick Naerebout, CEO, Idaho Dairymen�s Association I am an Idahoan. I grew up on a dairy farm and have worked in the dairy industry nearly my entire life. I support the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. It is good conservative legislation that supports legal immigration and really takes a look at the reform we as Americans have been demanding.
Guest opinion: Sales tax exemptions are the fiscal elephant in the room By Rep. Steve Berch (D-Boise) I visit with my District 15 constituents at their doors nearly every day to stay current with what concerns them the most. The top two issues almost everyone brings up are education funding and managing growth. Both issues are impacted by a common underlying concern fiscal management.
Boise Young Professionals 101: Brown Bag Lunch When: Wednesday, Dec 18, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Boise Metro Chamber, 1101 W Front St #100, Boise, ID BYP 101 welcomes new members to come and learn what BYP is all about. This brief workshop will review all programs and events as well as give you the inside scoop on how to build your network and get the most out of your membership. Members, nonmembers and guest are invited! The first 20 minutes will be time to network with participants. More info.
North Idaho Pachyderm Club When: Friday, Dec 20, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Where: IHOP, 2301 N 4th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID Come join us every Friday at 7 am.
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