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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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2022 Idaho GOP primary elections: 12 races to watch, voting tips, deadlines and more

By: - April 11, 2022

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Kayla Dunn is also running in the GOP primary for the Idaho Senate District 9 race. In five weeks, Idahoans will head to the polls to cast ballots in the May 17 primary election that will help shape state government and politics for years to come.  […]

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Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocks implementation of new abortion law

By: - April 8, 2022

The Idaho Supreme Court issued an order Friday temporarily blocking the implementation of a new Texas-style abortion law, as the court prepares to review a legal challenge to Idaho’s law.  Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan signed the order that stayed implementation of Senate Bill 1309, which would allow relatives to sue a […]

Idaho Capitol Building

By the numbers: Idaho legislators introducing more bills that do not become law

By: - April 6, 2022

Over the past 10 years, the Idaho Legislature has gradually been introducing a higher percentage of bills that are not enacted into law.  This year 258, or 42.3%, of the 596 bills legislators introduced in the Idaho House of Representatives and Idaho Senate were not enacted into law. By comparison, from 2013 through 2016, the […]

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin

State may withhold Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s salary if she doesn’t fix budget shortfall

By: - April 5, 2022

State officials have warned Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin the state will withhold her salary if she is unable to avoid a projected budget shortfall in her office.  In a March 22 letter to McGeachin, Chief Deputy State Controller Joshua Whitworth wrote that her projected office budget shortfall for fiscal year 2022 is $22,010.68, even […]

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke

Without overriding any vetoes, Idaho Legislature adjourns 2022 session for the year

By: - March 31, 2022

The Idaho Legislature adjourned the 2022 session for the year on Thursday without taking up any new bills or overriding any of Gov. Brad Little’s vetoes. The Idaho House of Representatives adjourned for the year “sine die” at about 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, bringing to a close 81 tumultous days at Idaho State Capitol in […]

Idaho Capitol Building in Boise

Idaho Legislature reconvenes Thursday in Boise for what could be final day of session

By: - March 31, 2022

The Idaho Legislature is scheduled to reconvene at 11 a.m. today at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, nearly a week after legislators finished their business Friday and opted to take a recess to see if Gov. Brad Little vetoed any bills. Since the Idaho Legislature recessed late Friday night, Little has issued four vetoes […]

The Joint Finance Appropriations Committee room

Idaho Legislature’s powerful budget committee to have fresh faces in 2023

By: - March 30, 2022

One of the Idaho Legislature’s largest, most complicated and hardest working committees will be under new leadership when the Idaho Legislature reconvenes in 2023. And depending how the 2022 elections shake out, the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee could look almost completely different next year. The two top ranking Idaho House members serving on the Joint Finance-Appropriations […]

Idaho Legislature wraps up business, after a tussle over $100, but does not adjourn

By: - March 26, 2022

After a marathon day at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, it appears that $100 and the threat of having to spend any more time with each other broke a legislative impasse over a library budget late Friday night.  But instead of adjourning for the year, legislators voted to take a recess until Thursday. Shortly […]

Idaho House kills library commission budget, Gov. Little kills IT budget as adjournment draws near

By: - March 24, 2022

The Idaho House of Representatives was on the cusp of adjournment Thursday, when more than half of the House voted to kill the budget for the Idaho Commission on Libraries — one of the last pieces of legislation left in the queue this session. Shortly thereafter, Gov. Brad Little vetoed Senate Bill 1400, the budget […]

Idaho House floor and gallery

Idaho House balks at bill to make nonpartisan staff the custodians of public records

By: - March 23, 2022

The Idaho House of Representatives tied itself in knots Wednesday as it considered a public records bill, then sent the proposal back to committee, possibly killing it for the year.  The dustup had to do with Senate Bill 1339, which would designate the nonpartisan Idaho Legislative Services Office as the custodian of legislative records and […]

Idaho State Capitol building

Idaho Legislature considering changes to ethics committee rules 

By: - March 23, 2022

The Idaho Legislature’s House Ways and Means Committee introduced a bill Wednesday that would make several changes to rules governing the committee process for considering ethics complaints against a legislator. House Ethics and Policy Committee Chairman Sage Dixon, R-Ponderay, sponsored the bill, which relates to House Rule 45. “There’s a lot of strikeouts, a lot […]

Brad Little and Brandon Woolf

Idaho governor and controller unveil centralized website for public meetings

By: - March 22, 2022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and State Controller Brandon Woolf announced a new state website Tuesday that will serve as a centralized spot for the public to access information about state public meetings.  Starting April 15, all state public agencies will post meeting notices, agendas and minutes at the new Townhall.Idaho.gov site, Little and Woolf said […]