Idaho Democrats prepare for general election and beyond

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The Idaho Democratic Party held their annual convention July 17-18 in downtown Boise. County delegates from across the state debated more than 20 resolutions and adopted a platform for the year, as candidates for office requested more tangible support from the party. The adopted resolutions included stances officially opposing theContinue reading “Idaho Democrats prepare for general election and beyond”

Arguments approved for and against measure to let Legislature call itself into session

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Idaho’s legislative leaders met Tuesday morning and approved language for the proposed constitutional amendment that will appear on the general election ballot this November. Lawmakers last spring decided to ask voters to let the Legislature call itself into session, after calls in 2020 for them to step in and reverseContinue reading “Arguments approved for and against measure to let Legislature call itself into session”

White nationalists from 12 states arrested in Coeur d’Alene

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports 31 men affiliated with white nationalist group Patriot Front from 12 states were arrested in Coeur d’Alene on Saturday, June 11, near a LGBTQ+ pride event at a downtown park. In a press conference shortly after the arrests, Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White said a concerned citizen called 9-1-1Continue reading “White nationalists from 12 states arrested in Coeur d’Alene”

Idaho Supreme Court weighs who has final say on commutation

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether the governor has the ability to reject a recommendation for commutation from the Commission of Pardons and Parole.  Gerald Pizzuto Jr. has been on Idaho’s death row for more than 35 years. The commission held a commutation hearing in November, afterContinue reading “Idaho Supreme Court weighs who has final say on commutation”

A mix of fresh and familiar: most legislative incumbents survived, but most of the party nominees are new

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Most sitting Idaho legislators chose to seek reelection this year. They were joined by a large field of new candidates, with the majority of Republicans facing a contested legislative primary on Tuesday. While a number of incumbents lost at the polls, Republican voters ultimately selected a mix of fresh andContinue reading “A mix of fresh and familiar: most legislative incumbents survived, but most of the party nominees are new”

Most Idaho lawmakers seek reelection, but face challengers along the way

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Amid a handful of retirements and a few campaigns for executive branch, most sitting Idaho lawmakers are running for reelection. Of Idaho’s 58 GOP House members, 39 are running to keep their seat, while eight have their eyes on the Senate. Of those representatives not seeking reelection, eight chose toContinue reading “Most Idaho lawmakers seek reelection, but face challengers along the way”

What Does A “Post-Roe” Idaho Look Like?

On Monday night, Politico published a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade, revealing that the court is poised to strike down the landmark decision that guaranteed abortion access. Should the court overturn Roe v Wade, Idaho has a trigger law in place that would criminalize nearly allContinue reading “What Does A “Post-Roe” Idaho Look Like?”

NIC trustees resign; State Board will fill embattled college’s vacancies

By Kevin Richert, IdahoEdNews.org | Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on April 8, 2022 (UPDATED, 4:25 p.m., with State Board comments.) Two trustees have resigned at North Idaho College — leaving the embattled college’s board on a skeleton crew, and throwing the State Board of Education into the middle of the fray. Christie Wood and KenContinue reading “NIC trustees resign; State Board will fill embattled college’s vacancies”

What’s this “Wayfair Fund” I keep hearing about?

By Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Idaho collects a six-percent sales tax on most retail purchases. That revenue is directed through a complex distribution formula that divvies up the money between various state accounts, distributes a portion to local governments, and deposits the remainder in the state’s general fund. Sales taxes from certain online purchases, however, do not pass throughContinue reading “What’s this “Wayfair Fund” I keep hearing about?”