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This week, a proposed bill that would have required lawmakers to disclose their finances to the public, was overwhelmingly voted down in the Idaho Legislature.

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How to be a lobbyist–that's the latest episode of “Legislative Breakdown.” In this week's podcast, Samantha Wright and Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief are joined by special guest, Lyn Darrington Elliott.

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With the one-year anniversary of the Trump Administration coming up this Saturday, activists in Boise are planning to mark the occasion. A young organizer of last year’s Women’s March at the capitol is planning another demonstration this weekend.

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Just before midnight on Tuesday, the Nampa City Council decided against selling property that’s part of the Ford Idaho Horse Park for development.

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A panel of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday rejected proposed legislation that would have required lawmakers to disclose some of their personal financial information.

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Idaho’s controversial laws shielding those who practice faith healing from criminal charges could soon get another challenge.

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The Idaho Legislature has drafted its first bill for the 2018 session and it concerns a familiar issue from last year.

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Money, power, humility and budgets - that’s this week’s episode of “Legislative Breakdown.” In this week's podcast, Samantha Wright and Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief are joined by special guest, co-chair of the powerful Joint Finance Appropriations Committee, Representative Maxine Bell of Jerome.

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Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff officially kicked off his second bid for governor in Pocatello Wednesday, attempting to be the first Democrat to win statewide office since 2002.

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Idaho Legislature held mandatory sexual harassment training for all 105 lawmakers at the statehouse Tuesday. Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill (R-Rexburg) says the goal was to get everyone on the same page about what is and isn’t proper behavior at the capitol.

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Canyon County officials say former state representative Brandon Hixon was found dead at his home Tuesday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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In Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter’s final State of the State address Monday, education loomed large. One of his proposals is to hire a chief education officer for public colleges and universities.

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Idaho Governor Butch Otter outlined his priorities during the 2018 Idaho Legislative Session during Monday’s State of the State address. He detailed both his budget proposal and the issues he wants to concentrate on during his last year in office.

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In his final State of the State address, Gov. Butch Otter (R) unveiled a significant tax cut and an ambitious healthcare plan to cover high-risk individuals under Medicaid.

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Leaders on both sides of the aisle at the Idaho statehouse agree on this: The issue of sexual harassment needs to be dealt with head-on this session.


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