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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.

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Idaho House Speaker Mike Moyle supports change to how budget committee votes

By: - January 13, 2023

New Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives Mike Moyle said he supports changing the way the Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee votes on budgets at the committee level. Moyle, R-Star, said the change would split the committee votes in two so the House Appropriations Committee members vote separately from the Senate Finance Committee members. […]

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little appoints Chanel Tewalt as state’s agriculture director

By: - January 13, 2023

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday appointed Chanel Tewalt to serve as the director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, replacing longtime director Celia Gould. Tewalt has served as deputy director for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture since 2021. Tewalt first joined the Idaho State Department of Agriculture as a college intern and […]

Idaho Legislature JFAC budget committee

Idaho Legislature’s budget committee preparing to set 108 different budgets 

By: - January 10, 2023

The Idaho Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee held its first meeting of the year Tuesday, with the panel’s new chairpersons warning committee members about the workload they face in setting the state budget.  As the budget committee, JFAC controls the purse strings and wields influence that comes with that responsibility. JFAC is the only committee […]

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

Idaho Gov. Brad Little prioritizes education, property tax relief, infrastructure in State of State

By: - January 9, 2023

In his State of the State address Monday, Idaho Gov. Brad Little called for implementing increases in education funding — particularly for boosting teacher pay and creating new college or workforce training scholarships — and setting aside $120 million to offset property taxes. Little delivered the 36-minute speech to a joint session of the Idaho Legislature at […]

Education funding, property taxes expected to be big issues in 2023 Idaho legislative session

By: - January 9, 2023

The 2023 Idaho legislative session begins at noon today at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise.  The first day in session will be highlighted by Gov. Brad Little delivering the annual State of the State address.  During the speech, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Mountain Time, Little will unveil his top policy […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little sworn in for second term during inauguration

By: - January 6, 2023

Idaho Gov. Brad Little pledged to lead his second term in office with integrity, civility and humility during public inauguration ceremonies Friday on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise. A rancher and a Republican from Emmett, Little took a public oath of office and was ceremonially sworn in in front of a […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little legislative preview

Idaho Gov. Brad Little pledges to prioritize education funding during upcoming 2023 session

By: - January 5, 2023

Idaho Gov. Brad Little told reporters Thursday that the follow-up work to implement the education funding components of the Sept. 1 special session law, House Bill 1, will be among his top priorities during the 2023 legislative session that opens Monday. During an hour-long meeting with the press corps, Little also pledged to continue to […]

Idaho Brad Little Election Day Nov. 2022

Public invited to watch Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s inauguration Friday

By: - January 5, 2023

Gov. Brad Little’s second inauguration and inaugural address will be open to the public Friday at noon at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise.  During ceremonies on the steps of the Statehouse, Little and the six other statewide constitutional officers that were elected Nov. 8 will take a public oath of office and participate in […]

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Idaho was second-fastest growing state in the U.S. in 2022

By: - January 4, 2023

Fueled still by an influx of people moving from other states, Idaho was the second-fastest growing state in the country in 2022, with a population that nearly reached 2 million people for the first time in July, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Compared to the previous estimate in July 2021, Idaho grew […]

Payette Lake

Payette Land Trust reaches conservation easement agreement for part of Idaho’s Cougar Island

By: - December 23, 2022

Officials with the Payette Land Trust and the new owner of a parcel of land on an island situated on Payette Lake have agreed on a conservation easement that will limit future development and commercial use on Cougar Island.  The conservation easement, which Payette Land Trust purchased from the land owner, applies to a privately […]

Betsy Z. Russell

The dean of the Idaho press corps signs off 

By: - December 22, 2022

Betsy Russell, the longtime president of the Idaho Press Club and a dogged and influential political journalist who covered seven Idaho governors, is retiring Jan. 1. Russell started her reporting career early, joining her high school paper and covering her own graduation.  She earned a political science degree from the University of California-Berkeley and a […]

Idaho to ramp up to legislative session during first week of January

By: - December 22, 2022

Although Idaho’s 2023 legislative session doesn’t begin until Jan. 9, action will begin picking up at the Idaho State Capitol during the first week of January with the inauguration, inaugural ball and a couple of committee meetings setting the stage. Decisions made during the new year will help shape Idaho government, policies and politics for […]