Jerry and Carrie Scheid

Jerry and Carrie Scheid

Jerry is a retired farmer/rancher and native Idahoan. Carrie is a retired nonprofit administrator.

Voters fill out their ballots at O'Connor Field House in Caldwell, Idaho

Idaho primary election ballot initiative will allow independent voters to finally have a say

By: - August 21, 2023

Jerry: I hear some folks are doing a ballot initiative asking voters if Idaho should change to an “open primary.” Carrie: Yes. Their ballot initiative will end Idaho’s closed Republican primary and create a non-partisan primary open to all voters whether they are affiliated with a party or not. Jerry: So that means the 270,000 Idahoans who are […]

Idaho State Capitol building in Boise

Here’s our 11th annual ‘F.L.U.B.’ and ‘B.I.L.E.’ awards from Idaho’s 2023 legislative session

By: - April 26, 2023

Carrie: Hallelujah. The Idaho Legislature has adjourned. Now it’s time to announce our 11th annual “F.L.U.B.” and “B.I.L.E.” awards. Jerry: F.L.U.B. stands for “foolish legislator utterances or blunders.” B.I.L.E. is for “bad Idaho legislative efforts,” the worst bills of the session. Carrie: In the “what have you been smoking?” category, the F.L.U.B. goes to Rep. Judy Boyle, […]

Idaho Capitol Building

Do’s and don’ts for the 2023 Idaho Legislature

By: - January 19, 2023

Carrie: With the Idaho Legislature back in session, we’ve asked five of eastern Idaho’s top business leaders for their number one do’s and don’ts. Jerry: We’re pleased to share comments from Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot, Bank of Idaho President and CEO Jeff Newgard, Idaho Farm Bureau President Bryan Searle, Ball Ventures CEO Cortney Liddiard and […]