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We are Republicans because we believe the strength of our nation lies with our faith and reliance on God our Creator, the individual, and the family, and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
In gubernatorial debates Republicans ready to lead, Democrats not ready for prime time
April 23, 2018 In back-to-back Primary gubernatorial debates, the major candidates for governor gave Idaho voters a stark contrast: Stumbling Democrats offered vague rhetoric with little detail, while Republicans showed a firm command of the issues. In a debate on Idaho Public Television Sunday, Democratic gubernatorial candidates A.J. Balukoff and Paulette Jordan struggled to answer…
The numbers tell the story: Idaho’s economy is getting better & better
Last summer Bloomberg’s Economic Evaluation of the States named Idaho as “the top performing economy among U.S. states.” Using indicators such as personal income, employment and home prices, Idaho was far and away the winner for economic health. Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the nation. Many Americans are voting with their feet and deciding…
What a gun ban could mean to Idaho’s people & economy
April 10, 2018 Democrats and many of their allied organizations — including “Better Idaho,” which as we noted last week is a front group for the national left-wing ProgressNow and Democracy Alliance networks, and is running deceptive ads against Republicans — support a sweeping gun ban that would make illegal many, if not most, of the guns being…
Out of state left-wing group “Better Idaho,” which supports gun ban, teams up with Idaho teachers union on attack ads
April 5, 2018 Boise – Attack ads against legislative Republicans have been popping up in newspapers around the state. That’s not a surprise since it’s campaign season, but what’s noteworthy are two groups funding the ads, “Better Idaho” and the “Idaho Opportunity Project.” “Better Idaho” claims to be made up of Idahoans devoted to making…
Legislature adjourns with big Republican wins on taxes, education and more
As the Idaho Legislature wrapped up its business, Republican state lawmakers pointed to tax cuts, new investments in education, and fiscally responsible leadership that led to healthy emergency reserves and a strong economy as major accomplishments for this year.
Major new school safety bill signed into law
March 23, 2018 A bill giving police the ability to arrest those who make credible threats against schools on social media and by other electronic means was signed into law this morning by Gov. Butch Otter. House Bill 665, sponsored by Rep. Pat McDonald, R-Boise, and co-sponsored by Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, was crafted…
New schools budget a big win for Idaho students, teachers
Idaho Republicans are continuing historic new investments to improve education.
Weekly update from the Legislature – March 16, 2018
Larger per-child tax credit, a new schools budget, and 2nd Amendment rights are covered in this review of legislative action.
Helping Idaho students succeed with Advanced Opportunities
Sen. Steve Thayn, R-Emmett, talks about Idaho’s “Advanced Opportunities” program which, among other things, gives students the ability to earn dual credit for college-level classes while they’re still in high school.