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This Week In Idaho Politics
Paulette Jordan launches bid to unseat Sen. Risch By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor Idaho Democratic senatorial candidate Paulette Jordan has been around long enough to know a thing or two about politics in the Gem State. It's certainly no mystery to her why Democrats fail to gain traction in statewide elections.
A flock of political swallows doth a springtime make By Stephen Hartgen It is said that one swallow does not signal a coming spring, but a flock of swallows -- well maybe. No single sentiment out of Boise suggests a complete turnabout in Idaho conservative politics, but there are some indicators that the infectious anti-government fever of some on the Idaho alt-right is fading.
Some legislators are keeping the Capitol hot button busy By Jim Jones As usual for this time of year, the hot button has swung into action at the state Legislature. Among the hot button issues are the usual suspects--guns and abortion--but transgender bills have been added to the mix this time around.
May primary election is coming into focus By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor Idaho's May 19 primary election for some federal and many state and local offices is around the corner and the broad themes are emerging.
Guest opinion: Investing in intervention will save us millions in prison funding By Rep. Greg Chaney, Chair, House Judiciary, Rules & Administration Committee Idaho's prisons are overcrowded, and that's costing us a lot of money. But it's money that must be spent to protect the safety of every Idahoan. However, we're also planning to invest in community programs to help keep former inmates out of prison. That can save us much more in the long run.
News release: Idaho Tourism to host regional meetings in March By News Release The Idaho Commerce/Tourism Development office will hold statewide meetings with each of Idaho's seven designated travel regions beginning March 10. Attendees will learn about Idaho Tourism marketing efforts, available resources, and grant rules and opportunities, and can share news and concerns affecting their region.
We'll soon see what $500 million can buy By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor It doesn't take a political genius to know that a Republican presidential nominee will carry Idaho by a wide margin. As a result, it doesn't make sense for candidates on either side to spend much time and resources in the Gem State.
We're already 'Greater Idaho,' even without 'Little Oregon' By Stephen Hartgen Gov. Brad Little was certainly correct when he said on national television last month that some eastern Oregon areas wanted to join Idaho because of our more conservative values. Yep, anyone who knows the Oregon high desert country would agree it has a lot in more in common with Idaho than Oregon's "greener" mountains, coastline and social norms.
Message bills and the U.S. Constitution By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Idaho, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of (insert office) according to the best of my ability." - Oath of office for Idaho officials
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