Election 2022

Ada County Courthouse In Boise, Idaho

Idaho voter groups remain determined to halt new registration law

BY: - August 4, 2023

A lawyer for Boise-based Babe Vote and the League of Women Voters Idaho argued at a court hearing Friday that a new law passed in the 2023 legislative session is making it harder for voting advocacy groups to register voters.  Meanwhile, the defense argued that the new law is constitutional, and it makes the registration […]

‘QAnon Shaman’ looks to overturn sentence, says he never renounced QAnon 

BY: - June 28, 2023

Jacob Angeli Chansley, who rose to prominence as the self-described “QAnon Shaman” and became, for many, the face of the Jan. 6 insurrection, is trying to get his sentence overturned and says he never renounced QAnon or felt duped by Donald Trump. At the same time, he’s trying to make money on his newfound fame. […]

Records show powerful, wealthy funders outside Idaho back school choice campaign

BY: - February 3, 2023

The national special interests groups who have poured millions of dollars into efforts to make education savings account programs a reality in states like Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Wisconsin and New Hampshire are the same donors who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars during Idaho’s midterm election to ensure school choice-friendly legislators occupied as many seats […]

Debbie Critchfield sworn in during 2023 inauguration

Idaho’s new K-12 schools superintendent asks for $2.5B public school budget

BY: - January 26, 2023

Wednesday was Debbie Critchfield’s 23rd day on the job as Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction. She guided the Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee through the 2024 public school budget request, promising to prioritize students, teachers, communities and achievement as she oversees the state’s public school system and budget. Historically, the public school budget request is […]

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 […]

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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’s new Secretary of State Phil McGrane ready for tough new job

BY: - December 23, 2022

Here’s how a transition should work. A day after Phil McGrane was elected as Idaho’s secretary of state, he had a friendly lunch with retiring Secretary of State Lawerence Denney and his chief deputy, Chad Houck. As McGrane observed, “I’m pretty sure we were the only ones that had lunch together.” He’s probably right. It […]

U.S. Senate Democratic leadership

Michigan’s Stabenow, Minnesota’s Klobuchar rise in U.S. Senate Democratic leadership

BY: - December 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday elected their leadership for their new 51-seat majority in the upcoming 118th Congress, elevating two Midwesterners — Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow to the No. 3 slot and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar to the No. 4 role.  Stabenow, chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, and Klobuchar, chairwoman of the […]

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock

‘Worth the wait’: U.S. Senate Democrats celebrate a 51-seat majority with Georgia win

BY: - December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer jubilantly announced Wednesday that the Georgia runoff election victory will next year end an evenly divided U.S. Senate, giving Democrats more subpoena power in committees and a quicker turnaround in approving federal and judicial appointments. Schumer, a New York Democrat, congratulated Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock for […]

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Idaho Secretary of State’s office seeks information to upgrade election management systems

BY: - December 5, 2022

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office is soliciting market information from interested vendors who offer software solutions for election management and campaign finance reporting, according to the office’s website. A request for information typically precedes a request for proposal, when vendors submit bids to secure a contract with the state to provide a product. The […]

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Incoming Idaho secretary of state announces four top hires for new office

BY: - November 30, 2022

Secretary of State-elect Phil McGrane announced four hires who will join his staff in January when he is sworn in, according to a press release. The four include Nicole Fitzgerald as chief deputy, Brooke Brourman as deputy legislative counsel, Jason Lehosit as deputy policy director and Chelsea Carattini as communications director. The Idaho Secretary of […]

Idaho General Election Canvass certification

State of Idaho certifies general election results

BY: - November 23, 2022

The Idaho State Board of Canvassers voted 3-0 Wednesday to certify the results of the state’s general election.  As part of the canvass and certification, the State Board of Canvassers met at the Idaho State Capitol, received a report from the Secretary of State’s Office and was presented with election data and results from every […]