Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, March 14, 2016

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This Week In Idaho Politics

Poll: Idahoans Wary About Economy
Idahoans are only moderately optimistic about the economic futures of the U.S., Idaho, or their own household incomes, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

Poll: Idaho Residents Don't Think Iran Will Keep its Promises on Nuclear Weapons
Two-thirds of Idahoans don’t believe Iran will keep its promise not to develop a nuclear weapon, as a new international agreement calls for, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

How Would Cruz Actually Govern?
Sen. Ted Cruz recently won, fair and square, the Idaho Republican presidential primary. He is now the best hope for Republicans who don’t like Donald Trump. If Cruz somehow defeats Trump, he would face a very difficult general election battle a...

President Hillary Clinton and the Republicans
I am willing to make a prediction. On January 20, 2017, Hillary Clinton will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States....

District 5: A Battle for Political Survival
Rep. Caroline Troy of Genesee enjoys just about every aspect of serving in the Idaho Legislature – from communicating with her constituents to the respectful treatment she gets from her colleagues. And she is eager to serve a second term....

Idaho Economic Outlook: Feeding Idaho
For many of us, the problem of hunger sounds like it belongs on another continent, but the reality is that thousands of Idahoans don’t have enough to eat and don’t know where their next meal will come from....

Poll: Trump Leads in Idaho Ahead of Tuesday's Primary
Donald Trump will likely win Tuesday’s Idaho Republican presidential vote, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

If Hillary Wins, Blame the Bumbling GOP
With all the drama in the Republican Party during this presidential election, it’s easy for Idahoans to forget about the elephant in the room....

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

COBE Lecture Series "Hong Kong: Where China and Global Advantages Converge"
When: Tuesday, March 15, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Where: Boise State University, Jackson Commons, MBEB, 1910 University Dr, Boise
Clement C. M. Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner, will discuss what challenges Hong Kong faces in governance in meeting fierce external competition, and how Boise State students and the community can engage with Hong Kong and other Asian economies. Admission is free, more info

Kootenai Democrats Dems Discuss
When: Wednesday, March 16, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Coeur D'alene Public Library, 702 E Front Ave, Coeur d'Alene
Join fellow Democrats for a lively discussion based on topics posed by discussion participants. More info

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


Idaho Headlines

House delays bill to expand business nexus for sales tax collection (Idaho Business Review)

Legislation to assist in public record requests moves forward (Press-Tribune)

Race between Rep. Packer, Dr. West heats up quickly (State Journal)

2 State Land Takeover Bills Introduced in House (Times-News)

Muslim Group Asks Bedke to Block Anti-Foreign Law Bill (Times-News)

Marty Trillhaase: Does Cruz speak for Labrador - or vice versa? (Lewiston Tribune)

Budget committee provides funding for Lewiston recovery center (Lewiston Tribune)

Miller, Greenberg draw challengers (Mountain Express)

Primary highlights Blaine County’s political divide (Mountain Express)

Bill sets out how Idaho would manage federal lands (Capital Press)

Packer, not just another Rino, she’s a liberal (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Editorial: Idaho med school a good idea in need of work and transparency (Idaho Statesman)

For Cruz, Idaho primary win didn’t turn on INL, public lands (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho’s Sen. Jim Risch says nobody’s talking about our most worrisome problem (Idaho Statesman)

Why Bergdahl's Lawyers Want To Interview Donald Trump (Boise State Public Radio)

Idaho House backs firefighters cancer coverage bill, after years of attempts (Spokesman-Review)

Democrats make statement by rejecting art budget (Spokesman-Review)

County accused of playing politics (CDA Press)

Gun fight brewing over Constitutional carry bill (CDA Press)

Candidates crowd May ballot (CDA Press)

Lawmakers focus on education (CDA Press)

STEM endowment on hold (Idaho Education News)

State's leadership premium report fraught with bad math (Idaho Education News)

Internet sales tax bill heads to House floor for amendment (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

Breaking down the GOP map (Politico)

The Huge Cultural Shift That’s Helping Trump Win Evangelicals (Politico)

Cruz earns most delegates in Wyoming (The Hill)

Tech's big play in 2016 (The Hill)

Trump pulls man out of crowd to tout legal immigration (USA Today)

Trump says Americans are 'angry,' he's 'just the messenger' (FOX News)

Why Bernie Sanders needs to start winning big states — big (Washington Post)

Bernie Sanders Condemns Hillary Clinton For Inflating Nancy Reagan's Role In AIDS Crisis (Huffington Post)

GOP Effort to Block Trump May Lead to a Morass (New York Times)

John Boehner Endorses Fellow Ohioan John Kasich (New York Times)

Future uncertain for proposal to defund Planned Parenthood (Associated Press)


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