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Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Your one-stop source for Idaho political, government and public policy information, presented by Zions Bank. Subscribe to have our weekly e-newsletter delivered to your in-box each Monday morning.

This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: Residents Split on Whether Idaho Headed in Right Direction
Oh, partisan politics, how it doth color our views....

  Poll: Idaho Residents Disagree with President Obama's Actions on Immigration
Two-thirds of Idahoans disagree with Democratic President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  Publisher's Notes: Welcome to Third Edition
Welcome to the third edition of Idaho Politics Weekly, serving the Idaho public policy community. ...

  Winning the Political Game: Advice to New Legislators
With a number of new legislators taking office this month, and acknowledging that lawmakers get a lot of advice from a variety of sources, here are two simple suggestions from me:...

Legislature and Chamber Not in Alignment
 Borrowing from the movie classic, "Cool Hand Luke" what we've got here is failure to communicate....

Trending in D.C. The Politics of the Keystone XL Pipeline
With Congress now in session the big issues are starting to heat up.  ...

Idaho Headlines

Feds cut most Secure Rural Schools funds (CDA Press)

Report: GOP historically strong (CDA Press)

President Obama Speaks Wednesday At Boise State (Boise State Public Radio)

When Idaho's Governor Is In Surgery, Who Is In Charge? (Boise State Public Radio)

Analysis: 47 Percent of Idaho Public School Students Qualify for Meal Assistance (Boise Weekly)

Zions Bank sponsors political website (Idaho Statesman)

Food stamps, indigent care show Idaho still under stress (Idaho Statesman)

Rocky Barker: 20 years on, wolves and nuclear waste still stir debate in Idaho (Idaho Statesman)

Know the governor by his legislative friends (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Fact-check: Idaho already uses general fund dollars for roads (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Editorial: Idaho's schools earn Cs with an F budget (Lewiston Tribune)

Editorial: Wrong on the facts (Post Register)

Legislative Notebook: Add the Words to get hearing (Post Register)

North Idaho Republicans sink salamander bill (Spokesman-Review)

Editorial: What did we learn from 'Pavegate'? (Idaho State Journal)

Editorial: Medicaid Expansion Merits a Hard Look (Times-News)

House Panel Kills 8th-Grade Girl's Salamander Bill (Times-News)

Roads, taxes, and economic development are on Boise Metro Chamber's wish list (Idaho Business Review)

Simpson brings back plan for heavier trucks (Idaho Business Review)

Editorial: Raise gas tax, registration fees (Idaho Press-Tribune)

National Headlines

The Search for a Slogan (Politico)

Ted Cruz to Republicans: 'Lighten up a little' (Politico)

This week: Abortion and Keystone amid SOTU (The Hill)

GOP finds its secret weapon (The Hill)

State of the Union 2015: Will there be any surprises? (Politico)

Virginia governor hospitalized after being thrown from horse (Associated Press)

Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Muslim 'No-Go Zones' Do Exist, Despite Fox News Apology (International Business Times)

Can judicial candidates solicit donations? Supreme Court to weigh case. (Christian Science Monitor)

Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site (Associated Press)

Report says richest 1% will control most wealth by 2016 (USA Today)

National Taxpayer Advocate Reports Folly in Cutting IRS Budget (Forbes)


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