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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 Supreme Court

Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments in challenge to new congressional district boundaries

By: - January 24, 2022

Idaho Supreme Court justices spent an hour Monday hearing arguments over whether the new congressional boundaries drawn by the state’s bipartisan redistricting commission should be declared illegal and thrown out. With just five weeks to go before the candidate filing period opens ahead of the 2022 primary elections, the case took on a new sense […]

Idaho House floor and gallery

Idaho House passes $600 million income tax cut and tax rebate bill

By: - January 20, 2022

The Idaho House of Representatives voted nearly along party lines to pass the largest tax cut in state history on Thursday, a $600 million package to reduce income and corporate tax rates and provide income tax rebates.  The House voted 57-13 to pass House Bill 436. It was the first bill of the year House […]

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin

Idaho legislators grill McGeachin over supplemental budget request for legal fees 

By: - January 19, 2022

Legislative budget writers from both major political parties grilled Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin on Wednesday over her supplemental budget request to cover her outside legal fees from a court case she lost after failing to release public records. The showdown occurred near the end of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee’s slate of budget hearings on […]

$600 million income tax proposal heads to the Idaho House floor

By: - January 18, 2022

The Idaho Legislature’s House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced the largest tax cut in Idaho history on Tuesday, moving a $600 million proposal to provide tax rebates and reduce income rates to the House floor.  If signed into law, House Bill 436 would provide $350 million in income tax rebates to Idaho income taxpayers this […]

Rep. McCrostie introduces bill to ‘add the words’ to Idaho Civil Rights Act

By: - January 17, 2022

A Democratic legislator from Boise introduced a bill Monday morning that is designed to amend Idaho’s Civil Rights Act to “add the words” that would prohibit discimination against a person based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  Rep. John McCrostie, D-Garden City, introduced House Bill 440 as a personal bill during Monday’s floor session of […]

Idaho Supreme Court hears oral arguments over redistricting challenges 

By: - January 14, 2022

Idaho Supreme Court justices spent more than two hours Friday afternoon hearing oral arguments from four challenges to the state’s new redistricting plan.  Some of the central questions in the case came down to how — and how often — to divide the state’s 44 counties into 35 legislative districts as close to equal size as possible.  […]

Voters enter an elementary school

New bill would prevent unaffiliated voters from affiliating at the polls during primary election 

By: - January 13, 2022

A new bill Idaho legislators introduced Thursday would make it so unaffiliated voters in Idaho could no longer affiliate with a political party at the polls on the day of a primary election. Instead, if House Bill 439 is passed into law, unaffiliated voters would be required to affiliate with a political party by the […]

Idaho State Capitol building in Boise.

Group calls for Idaho Legislature to repeal faith healing exemption

By: - January 12, 2022

A group of Idahoans has called on the Idaho Legislature to repeal or amend the so-called faith-healing exemption that protects parents from prosecution if they deny life-saving care to children on religious grounds.  The Campaign To Protect Idaho Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that conducts campaigns to raise awareness about child abuse and other causes […]

Rep. Steven C. Harris

First bill of Idaho legislative session aims to implement Gov. Little’s income tax cuts

By: - January 12, 2022

The first bill Idaho legislators introduced during the new 2022 legislative session is a measure to implement the tax cuts Gov. Brad Little outlined in Monday’s State of the State address. On Wednesday morning, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted to introduce a new tax bill, House Bill 436, pushed by Rep. Steven Harris, […]

The Joint Finance Appropriations Committee room

Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee will hear state education budget on Monday

By: - January 11, 2022

A new committee co-chairman helped guide the Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee through its first look at the proposed 2023 state budget on Tuesday. Sen. Jeff Agenbroad, R-Nampa, who presided over JFAC’s first meeting of the 2022 legislative session, was appointed JFAC co-chairman in November after legislative leaders announced JFAC’s previous co-chairman, Sen. Steve Bair, […]

Brad Little on House floor

State of the State coverage: Little calls for historic investment in Idaho education 

By: - January 10, 2022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little began the 2022 legislative session Monday afternoon by calling for the largest investment in education in state history.  Little outlined his education, tax cut, transportation and infrastructure proposals during the annual State of the State address, which Little delivered in-person to a joint session of the Idaho House of Representatives and […]

The Idaho Statehouse in Boise

Idaho Gov. Little to deliver in-person State of the State address Monday at the Capitol

By: - January 7, 2022

Gov. Brad Little will unveil his proposals for education, the state budget, taxes and addressing Idaho’s projected record $1.6 billion surplus during his State of the State address Monday at the Idaho State Capitol.  Monday’s 1 p.m. speech is expected to be a return to a more traditional State of the State address compared to […]