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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.