Clark Corbin

Clark Corbin

Clark Corbin has more than a decade of experience covering Idaho government and politics. He has covered every Idaho legislative session since 2011 gavel-to-gavel. Prior to joining the Idaho Capital Sun he reported for the Idaho Falls Post Register and Idaho Education News. His reporting in Idaho has helped uncover a multimillion-dollar investment scam and exposed inaccurate data that school districts submitted to the state.

Idaho House of Representatives

Idaho House reaches support for special legislative session, but proposal differs from state Senate

By: - September 25, 2023

More than 60% of the members of the Idaho House of Representatives have signed a petition calling for a special legislative session to essentially repeal the state law passed earlier this year that unintentionally eliminated the presidential primary election. But as of Monday afternoon, legislators had not yet received the necessary support from 60% of […]

J.J. Saldaña (second from the left in the back row) poses for a picture with the members of the Voces Internship of Idaho

‘A relentless advocate’: Idaho officials mourn death of longtime Latino activist J.J. Saldaña

By: and - September 25, 2023

Para leer esta historia en español, haga clic aquí. Messages of love and support continue to flood social media as state and local elected officials, as well as leaders from Idaho’s Latino and LGBTQ+ communities, mourn the death of longtime Idaho activist J.J. Saldaña. Saldaña, who served as the community resource development specialist at the Idaho […]

Idaho Capitol

Idaho officials can’t verify state revenues as errors hamper statewide software system

By: - September 22, 2023

Idaho state legislators and government officials can’t verify how much revenue the state has collected during the first three months of the state’s new fiscal year because of errors transitioning to a new statewide business software program, documents obtained by the Idaho Capital Sun show. State officials transitioned to the Luma software system on July […]

Idaho Department of Land firefighting crews

As wildfire costs increase, Idaho Land Board calls for 4.7% budget increase in 2025

By: - September 20, 2023

The Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners approved a 4.7% increase in the budget request for the Idaho Department of Lands’ fiscal year 2025 budget on Tuesday in Boise.  Overall, the land board approved a budget request totaling $90.3 million from all funding sources, including state and federal funding. The state general fund share of […]

Idaho GOP chairwoman Dorothy Moon

Bingham Cou​​nty GOP sues Idaho Republican Party 

By: - September 18, 2023

The Bingham County Republican Central Committee’s executive committee has filed a lawsuit against the Idaho Republican Party to block Idaho GOP Chairwoman Dorothy Moon from stepping in to fill county leadership vacancies.  The lawsuit appears to represent another example of the divide within the Republican Party between Moon and her allies in state leadership and […]

I-84 at Franklin Road

Idaho DMV eliminates convenience fee for online license reinstatement 

By: - September 16, 2023

Officials at the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles have eliminated the convenience fee that had been charged to Idahoans who pay for their license reinstatement online, the Idaho Transportation Department announced in a press release Thursday. Idahoans with a suspended driver’s license will still need to satisfy the other requirements and wait the required period […]

Idaho Senate In Session

Idaho Reps. Moyle, Crane say no agreement yet on special legislative session

By: - September 15, 2023

A proposal by the Idaho Senate to call a special session of the Idaho Legislature to reinstate the presidential primary election in May does not have the votes to advance in the Idaho House of Representatives, said Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa.  “The position the Senate has taken is not going to pass in (the) House […]

Former Idaho Gov. Butch Otter

Former Idaho Gov. Butch Otter endorses open primary ballot initiative

By: - September 13, 2023

Former Idaho Gov. Buch Otter endorsed the open primary ballot initiative on Wednesday, becoming the highest profile member of a group of more than 100 Republicans who support the initiative.  During a press conference Wednesday morning at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, leaders of a coalition called Idahoans for Open Primaries announced that Otter […]

Idaho Legislature Millennium Fund tobacco settlement

Idaho legislative committee questions drug, vaping prevention program recommendations

By: - September 12, 2023

Several Idaho legislators serving on a committee that makes recommendations for distributing state funding from tobacco settlements expressed concern Monday with some of the funding proposals. The Idaho Legislature’s Joint Millennium Fund Committee is a group of 10 legislators that makes recommendations for using Idaho’s share of settlement money from class action lawsuits filed against […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little's State of the State address

Property tax cuts coming for Idaho homeowners through new state law

By: - September 11, 2023

In November, Idaho homeowners will know how much of a break they will get on their property taxes through a new state law.   The savings will be calculated for each individual taxpayer and appear on their property tax notice, which counties send to homeowners by the fourth Monday in November. As of this week, it’s […]

Idaho State Capitol building in Boise

Idaho Senate reaches support for special session on presidential primary

By: - September 6, 2023

Republican leaders of the Idaho Senate announced Wednesday they have reached 60% support for a petition to call a special session of the Idaho Legislature to address the state’s eliminated presidential primary election issue. Now, the petition’s supporters must also achieve the support of 60% of the members of the Idaho House of Representatives in […]

Picture of Idaho Attorney General Raúl R. Labrador smiling in the Capitol building a few days after being sworn in

Idaho Land Board cures open meeting law violation

By: - September 1, 2023

The Idaho Board of Land Commissioners met briefly Friday morning to acknowledge and cure a violation of Idaho’s open meeting law.  During Friday’s meeting at the Idaho Department of Lands downtown Boise office, Gov. Brad Little said the violation occurred during the land board’s most recent meeting on Aug. 15. “I move the board acknowledge […]