Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, July 27, 2015

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: Idahoans Are Pessimistic About the Nation's Direction
Idahoans are not the most optimistic people these days, both about how their state is doing and certainly about how life is in the United States, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  Public Land Ownership in the West Needs Sensible Discussion
One of the longest-running, most contentious issues in the Intermountain West is the amount of land owned and managed by the federal government. The largest landlord in many western states is the federal government, and state leaders have chafed and ...

Say Hello to Idaho's State Controller: Brandon Woolf
Most Idahoans know that Idaho's governor is Butch Otter. But a host of other statewide elected officials exist who are far less well known.  ...

Idaho's Grand Old Party Keeps Getting Older
By all appearances, the Idaho Republican Party is as healthy as it ever has been, or perhaps ever will be....

The Case for Immigration Visa Reform
Some of the most ambitious and intelligent people in the world immigrate to the United States-particularly those who are unsatisfied with opportunities available to them in their home countries. ...

  Poll: Idaho Residents Have Poor Opinion of Congress, President Obama
Democratic President Barack Obama visited Idaho a bit ago but don't expect him back any time soon for two-thirds of Idahoans don't have a favorable opinion of him, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

  Time for Big Steps in Idaho Education Excellence
Survey research conducted by Idaho Policy Weekly shows that education remains the No. 1 issue in Idaho. That's a tribute to Idaho citizens who recognize that the future will not be bright unless Idaho school children develop skills needed to succeed ...

  2016 GOP Nomination & Implications for Idaho
The 2016 Presidential race is heating up.  Hillary Clinton is the clear Democratic leader, despite a stiff challenge from Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.  But the Republican field, in the words of President Obama, is like the movi...

Political Calendar Highlights

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Boise Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series

When: Tues, July 28, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Where: Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Suite 300, South 5th Street, Boise, ID
Business Education Series- Are You EMV Ready? Presented by Washington Federal, lunch provided with RSVP. Learn proper measures to keep data secure and ensure strong customer relationships. More info

Meridian Chamber of Commerce Smart StartUp Workshop

When: Wed, July 29, 11 am - 1 pm
Where: Zions Bank Business Resource Center 800 W Main Street 6th Floor Boise, ID
If you are a new entrepreneur or are thinking about starting a business, this workshop is for you. Learn tools to determine if your business idea is viable, do market research, prepare a Unique Value Proposition, understand types of legal structures, and identify key resource partners and create a funding plan. More info

KidsFest Idaho

When: Sat, Aug 1, 8 am - 9 pm
Where: Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 North Records Avenue, Meridian, ID
Fun, family friendly and free event to attend, beginning with the KidsFest5K. After the 5K enjoy arts and crafts, water activities, bubble soccer, and more. End the day with an amazing band, Big Bang Boom. More info

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Idaho Headlines

Idaho lawmakers look to the future (Lewiston Tribune)

Otter Wants Next Prez to Be a Governor Like Him (Times-News)

Mike Crapo: INL Powering reach of New Horizons (Times-News)

State bureaucrats, not the Legislature, just rolled back big government mandate (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Why Idaho acquiesces to the federal government (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Editorial: Justice shouldn't have to wait for public defender reforms (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho books $8 million loss on distressed investment cited in critical audit (Idaho Statesman)

Ada County unveils 2016 budget: New dispatch center, old voting equipment (Idaho Statesman)

Otter appoints Soda Springs rancher to Idaho Senate (Idaho Statesman)

Rocky Barker: Idaho motorheads love nature, too (Idaho Statesman)

Boise attorney Natalie Camacho Mendoza to head office of police oversight (Idaho Statesman)

Mayor Bieter Guest Opinion: Supporting diversity an investment in Boise's future (Idaho Statesman)

Closing Arguments in Idaho Prison Scandal Hearing: 'This Is Too Important to Mess Up' (Boise Weekly)

Idaho's Prison Scandal: Full Day of Stunning Testimony at U.S. Courthouse From IDOC Clinicians, Inmates (Boise Weekly)

Report Ranks Idaho #1 For Green Energy, But Coal Imports Show A Different Picture (Boise State Public Radio)

Even Without Huge Cost Savings, Marsing Superintendent Happy With Four-Day School Week (Boise State Public Radio)

Latest 'Kids Count' Report Shows Idaho's Preschool Offerings Continue To Lag (Boise State Public Radio)

Ex-Idaho Rep. Phil Hart settles federal tax dispute (Spokesman-Review)

Committee issues recommendations for teacher evaluation audits (Idaho Education News)

Long, complex road ahead for lawmakers looking for broadband solution (Idaho Reports)

National Headlines

Trump vs. Clinton: A tale of 2 Iowa rallies (Politico)

Hillary's emails touch off debate about classified documents (Politico)

Cruz doubles down in McConnell attack (The Hill)

White House launches Iran side deals counterattack (The Hill)

Draft Biden group ramps up outreach (The Hill)

Trump talk dominates the Sunday shows, providing an opening for low-polling rivals (Washington Post)

POWs have mixed reactions to Trump's comments (Boston Globe)

CNN Is Not Limiting Candidates in Debate (Wall Street Journal)

Strong Showings for Donald Trump in Iowa and New Hampshire Polls (New York Times)

Senators defeat Obamacare repeal before highway funding debate (USA Today)

Sanders dismisses 'mythology' about his gun record (MSNBC)


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