Politics & Goverment

Stories about politics, policy, and how government works.

Ada County Statehouse Capitol Building Attorney General Office
Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho Attorney General's office flagged a handful of concerns while vetting a proposal seeking to expand Medicaid coverage through a ballot initiative rather than through the state's Republican-dominated Legislature.

Association of American University Women

Senior political science student Eva Rodriguez is one of 10 students selected to serve on a national advisory council with the Association of American University Women. The group promotes gender equity at universities.


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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

A third of Boise’s city council will get new blood after last night’s election.

 


A formal complaint regarding the proposed stadium for downtown Boise was recently filed with the Ada County Prosecutor's Office by the group Concerned Boise Taxpayers. They point to emails suggesting violations of Idaho’s open meeting law.

Jarom Wagoner, a Caldwell city planner, will be the newest member of the Idaho House of Representatives.

AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger

When you cast your ballot today, that choice will be kept private. But dozens of people will know if you showed up to the polls, your name, address and your party affiliation – even if they don’t know for whom you voted.

Gowen Field Military Division Idaho National Guard
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho National Guard has welcomed a new commanding general.

KTVB-TV reports that Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and other National Guard members met at Gowen Field Sunday for a change of command ceremony.

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Idaho native Bowe Bergdahl will serve no time in prison after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The Army solider walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by a group connected to the Taliban.

Ada County Courthouse Court Law Lawyer
Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

Ada County Clerk Chris Rich plans to retire after his second term ends January 7, 2019. The position oversees a range of daily government tasks – everything from managing the county budget to making sure elections run smoothly.


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Republicans are out with their much-anticipated tax plan. The GOP proposal is the biggest overhaul of the tax system in a generation. While the plan maintains some popular provisions, it changes several others.

AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger

Idaho businessman Anthony Joseph "A.J." Balukoff announced Thursday that he is running as a Democrat for governor in 2018, following an unsuccessful attempt nearly three years ago in the Republican-dominant Gem State.

Boise City Hall Steps
Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter made a controversial flight mission at Gowen Field and other projects the focal point of his vision for 2018.


FEMA, Idaho Clash Over Flood Insurance Law

Nov 1, 2017
Idaho Fish and Game

The state of Idaho and the Federal government are trying to work out an agreement to avoid jeopardizing flood insurance in the state.


Ted Cruz Endorses Raul Labrador For Governor

Nov 1, 2017
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First District Representative Raul Labrador has picked up a couple of high profile conservative supporters in his attempt to become Idaho’s next governor.


Emilie Ritter Saunders / StateImpact Idaho

The company tapped to transport Medicaid patients for non-emergency services in Idaho is ending its $70 million contract with the state, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced Monday.

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