Category: News

Republican policies mean gains for Idahoans: Idaho had fifth-highest growth in real personal income for 2015-16

May 18, 2018 Idaho tied for fifth in the nation for growth in real personal income between 2015 and 2016, according to new data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Idaho’s real personal income growth for 2015-16 was 2.7 percent. Real personal income takes into account the cost…

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Letter from Chairman Jonathan Parker: United for Victory in 2018

May 16, 2018 Dear Fellow Idaho Republican, It’s a great day to be a Republican in Idaho! Last night’s strong turnout demonstrates the energy and enthusiasm that exists within our great party as we head towards the general election in November. I personally want to thank and recognize each of our Republican candidates who put…

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Republican Unity Rally: Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m. on the State Capitol Steps

Join us on Thursday, May 17, at 10 a.m. on the State Capitol steps in Boise for a Republican Unity Rally! Once the Primary is over we’ll show our support for our Republican candidates and hit the ground running for victory in November. The address of the State Capitol Building is 700 W Jefferson St,…

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Code.org praises Idaho for K-12 Computer Science Education

May 9, 2018 Code.org, one of the nation’s leading advocacy groups for computer science education, is praising Idaho as one of 20 states boosting funding for, and access to, computer science education in public schools. Code.org noted that “Idaho has renewed $2 million of funding for CS [Computer Science] and will require every high school…

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More Great News for Idaho’s Economy: Idaho Gross Domestic Product Growth Among Nation’s Highest

May 7, 2018 Under fiscally responsible Republican leadership, Idaho’s economy continues to soar: Idaho ranked second highest in the nation for its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the 4th Quarter of 2017, according to new numbers released Friday by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Idaho’s 2017 4th Quarter GDP…

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Want to take part in our state convention? Be a delegate!

If you’re a registered Republican and would like to participate in the Idaho GOP convention in Pocatello June 28-30, you can apply to be a convention delegate or alternate! Delegates and alternates will be elected at County and Legislative District Republican meetings between May 23 and May 26. You can view the schedule to find…

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Idaho GOP Primary Night Party in Boise: May 15, 8 PM

If you’re in the Boise area on Primary Election Night, Tuesday May 15, come on by our Watch Party at the Riverside Hotel in Boise! Starting at 8 p.m., we’ll watch the election returns come in. We’ll be in the Ponderosa/Tamarack Room. Free admission, no-host bar. See you there!

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…

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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…

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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…

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