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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‘Reclaim Idaho’ Tied to Shady California Union while Pretending to Be ‘Grassroots’

Reclaim Idaho, one of the main groups behind the Medicaid expansion initiative (Proposition 2) on the November 2018 ballot, and currently lobbying against work requirements for some able-bodied Medicaid recipients, paints itself as completely grassroots. But that’s not the case. Reclaim Idaho is allied with a controversial California union that spends millions of dollars exploiting…

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Idaho GOP Chairman Steps Down, New Acting Chair in Place

Feb. 19, 2019 Boise – Jonathan Parker yesterday thanked the Idaho Republican State Central Committee for the opportunity to serve as state party chairman and notified them he was stepping down. Pursuant to party rules, Jennifer Locke of Hayden will assume the role of acting chair until a replacement is elected at the party’s summer meeting…

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Idaho Democrats Want to Subvert Electoral College, Make Idahoans’ Presidential Vote Worthless

Feb. 12, 2019 Boise – Idaho Democrats in the state Legislature have introduced a bill to effectively nullify the Electoral College as enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, disrupt the constitutional balance of power between larger and smaller states, and deprive Idaho of its power in electing presidents. The Idaho Republican Party says the bill, identical…

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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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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! A Message from Idaho GOP Chairman Jonathan Parker

Dear Friends: On behalf of my wife Kelly, our daughter Presley and I, as well as the entire Idaho Republican Party, I wish you a blessed Christmas and New Year. The past year has certainly been eventful politically, with hotly contested campaigns up and down the ballot, and I want to thank everyone who volunteered,…

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Idaho Sixth in the Nation for K-12 Budget Funding

Nov. 27, 2018 Idaho continues to rank high for increases in public school funding, according to new numbers released Nov. 15 by the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO). For Fiscal Year 2018, Idaho ranks sixth in the nation for K-12 spending as a percentage of total spending. Idaho spends 26.4 percent of total expenditures on…

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Preliminary info on Inauguration and Inaugural Dinner & Ball

Save the dates! On Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, all your elected state constitutional officers — Governor: Brad Little, Lieutenant Governor: Janice McGeachin, Secretary of State: Lawerence Denney, State Controller: Brandon Woolf, State Treasurer: Julie Ellsworth, Attorney General: Lawrence Wasden, and Superintendent of Public Instruction: Sherri Ybarra — will be sworn in on the state Capitol steps (on…

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Let’s Keep Idaho Great! In the Nov. 6 Election, Vote Idaho Values & Vote Republican.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day. Your choices will be very clear: Between Republicans who will respect and protect Idaho values as we go through changing times, and Democrats who want to “change” Idaho with policies that are more at home in California, Seattle, or Portland.   Under Republican leadership, Idaho is thriving and still…

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