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…
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.
Weekly update from the Legislature – March 9, 2018
Read the latest update from your Republican state legislators. Second Amendment rights, budgets and education are just some of the big issues from this week.
Improving computer science instruction for Idaho high school students
State Rep. Gayann De Mordaunt, R-Eagle, has introduced a bill to make computer science courses available to all Idaho high school students. Computer science skills are an essential part of preparing students for the 21st century economy. In this brief video Rep. DeMordaunt explains her bill and why it’s important.
Republican weekly update from the Legislature – March 2, 2018
Read the Idaho state House & Senate weekly update here.
Historic tax cut for Idaho clears Legislature
This tax relief is a big step in Republicans’ ongoing efforts to maintain fiscal discipline and low taxes for the people of Idaho.
Weekly update from the Legislature for Feb. 23, 2018
Every week during session your Republican legislators send out an update from the state Capitol. If you’d like to get it via email, go to the front page of our website, idgop.org, and under “Take a stand” enter your first name, last name and email, then click the box next to “Sign me up for updates!”…
Kootenai County town hall in Post Falls – Saturday, Feb. 24 – for Legislative Districts 2, 3 & 4
Calling all Kootenai County residents: The Kootenai County Republicans are hosting a town hall featuring state legislators from the county this Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. – Noon, at the Post Falls Senior Center, 1215 E. 3rd Ave. Legislators from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Legislative Districts will be there to take your questions, hear…
More inaccurate coverage of school science standards…
Feb. 22, 2018 In the discussion over new science standards for Idaho schools, accuracy and the full set of facts have been an unfortunate casualty. We’ve written before about some (not all) misleading coverage of the state House Education Committee’s vote on the standards, which would apply to public school students from kindergarten through high…
Weekly update from the Legislature for Feb. 15, 2018
Every week during session your Republican legislators send out an update from the state Capitol. If you’d like to get it via email, go to the front page of our website, idgop.org, and under “Take a stand” enter your first name, last name and email, then click the box next to “Sign me up for…
Statement from Sen. Den Hartog on Abortion Pill Reversal bill
‘This is about giving women information, options, choices’
State House Education Committee chair sets record straight on science standards
State Rep. Julie VanOrden, R-Pingree, wants to get some things straight: Republicans didn’t vote this week to gut science teaching standards for Idaho schools, nor did they strip the standards of all references to climate change.
Idaho Republicans tackle red tape with new regulatory reform joint subcommittee
Republicans in the state Legislature announced a Regulatory Reform Joint Subcommittee to focus on the rules and regulations of state licensing boards and look at ways to streamline them.