Idaho 2018 election voter guide includes candidates for governor, Congress, Ada and Canyon counties, lawmakers. Covers ballots in Southwest Idaho: Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna.
The State Board of Education would change the way Idaho’s colleges and universities are funded - based on the number of graduates they produce, as opposed to the number and type of credit hours students take.
The Coalition for Integrity’s S.W.A.M.P. Index found that Idaho could greatly improve its anti-corruption laws, but the state’s speaker of the House said Idaho does not have a problem with corruption in politics.
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney became aware of claims made by an actor on the dark web stating voter records from several states are available for sale, but determined there was no leak of information.
Staffers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan’s campaign say $20,000 sent to Roughneck Steering, a recently-formed Wyoming company, was for polling, consulting and voter registration work.
Both are vying to replace Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, a republican who has served three consecutive four-year terms in Idaho’s top elected post. The Idaho Public Television debate started with a lively exchange on transparency.
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Republican, Democratic candidates for Idaho governor and attorney general agree that a federal proposal to send nuclear waste from Washington to the Idaho National Laboratory for treatment isn’t realistic..
Idaho’s small-town hospitals have their own reason to back Medicaid expansion: In some cases, it may keep their doors open. Hospitals see it as revenue lifeline; critic says they want “tax-funded subsidies.”
Medicaid expansion may cost Idaho $105 million over 10 years if voters enact it in November 2018. Or, it may cost more. It might keep families out of medical bankruptcy. Forecasting costs, benefits is tricky.
Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer emailed graphic photos of animals he killed during an Africa hunting trip to friends and colleagues. The photos have led some to push for his resignation.
Republican Idaho Senate candidate David DeHaas is scheduled to be tried on a resisting arrest charge 3 weeks after the November election. DeHaas is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Maryanne Jordan.
The U.S. Senate has narrowly confirmed Idaho Falls lawyer Ryan Nelson to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to the nation’s largest federal appeals court.