Category: News

Tax Day: Republicans Are Lowering Taxes For American Workers & Families

April 15, 2019 Today is Tax Day, and Republicans at the state and federal levels are working to make this day less tough for taxpayers. We know that every tax dollar government spends comes from you, your family and your business. We believe in being fiscally conservative with your tax dollars, governing responsibly, and returning…

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Idaho Ranks Near the Top of Best States for the Middle Class

New studies show that Idaho ranks high nationally as a great state to live for people in the middle class. As CNBC reported recently, Idaho is tied for 4th in the nation in a “Best States for the Middle Class in 2018” ranking by SmartAsset: “Idaho occupies the fourth spot, tied for that honor with…

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Idaho GOP announces Hall of Fame inductees

Jan. 5, 2019 At its winter meeting in Boise today, the Idaho Republican State Central Committee announced the inductees into the 2019 Idaho Republican Party Hall of Fame. The winners, chosen by the party’s Hall of Fame Committee which is made up of 11 Republican leaders including party Chairman Jonathan Parker, are: Don Zuck of…

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Record Job & Wage Gains!

American & Idahoan workers are winning big under Republican leadership! Just like here in Idaho where workers are benefiting from pro-jobs, pro-growth Republican policies, workers across American are winning again, too! New numbers show that “job growth blew past expectations in October and year-over-year wage gains jumped past 3 percent for the first time since…

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Idaho Unemployment Rate Hits a Record Low!

Idaho’s economy continues to thrive under Republican leadership. Workers are especially benefiting as our unemployment rate reached a record low of 2.7 percent in September. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Idaho’s unemployment rate, one of the lowest in the country, set a series low since the Bureau started its state series in 1976….

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Idaho Ranked 5th-Safest State in America!

Sept. 25, 2018 Idaho has been ranked the fifth-safest state in America according to public safety rankings from U.S. News & World Report in partnership with McKinsey & Company. Idaho’s place in the “Best States for Public Safety” rankings is based on its low violent crime and property crime rates. On violent crime Idaho has the sixth-lowest…

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Idaho Metro Areas See Healthy Economic Growth

Sept. 19, 2018 Boise – Idaho’s six major metropolitan areas had Gross Domestic Product growth above the national average in 2017, according to new numbers released yesterday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is the total value of goods and services produced in a one-year period. Here are the…

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Idaho 6th in the Nation for Rainy Day Funds

A recent Pew Research analysis shows that Idaho is one of the most fiscally healthy states in the nation. Idaho ranks 6th for number of days it could run on state “rainy day” funds, and is one of 26 states whose rainy day fund balances surpass pre-recession levels. “Republican leadership is paying off well for the people of Idaho,” said state GOP chairman Jonathan Parker.

It’s Back to School Time! See how Idaho is making big strides in K-12 education.

Did you know that Idaho ranks first in the nation for year-to-year increases in teacher pay? Or that we rank sixth in the nation for yearly increases in total K-12 funding? You may not, because of the (false) narrative going around that Idaho ranks at or near the bottom of nearly every education metric. In fact, Idaho schools are making great strides!