Election 2022

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin presides over the Idaho Senate.

State of Idaho to hold McGeachin’s salary, then work to make her salary whole

BY: - May 9, 2022

Idaho state officials will withhold Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s salary at the end of the current fiscal year to avoid a budget shortfall, but will work to make her salary whole later in the calendar year, state documents obtained by the Idaho Capital Sun indicate.  McGeachin had agreed to allow her salary to be withheld. […]

2022 Idaho primary election: Republican governor’s race features fierce political rivals

BY: - May 9, 2022

Idaho’s governor’s race has all the makings of a national spectacle and has Republican Party officials in Idaho sitting on pins and needles. “I say this is a primary like no other,” Idaho Republican Party chairman Tom Luna told the Idaho Capital Sun. “When I go to my national Republican meetings, the party chairs always […]

Citizens Alliance of Idaho website front page

Behind the Citizens Alliance of Idaho PAC: a handful of people, mostly not from Idaho

BY: - May 9, 2022

One of the most well-funded political action committees in Idaho seems poised to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on state legislative races with less than two weeks to go before the primary. But the group’s claims of nonpartisanship run counter to who’s funding it. Citizens Alliance of Idaho formed last August, according to incorporation […]

ballot drop box outside of Boise City Hall

Today is the deadline to request an absentee ballot for Idaho’s primary election 

BY: - May 6, 2022

Today, May 6, is the final day to request an absentee ballot for Idaho’s May 17 primary elections.  Idaho registered voters can use the Secretary of State’s Office’s official voting website, www.voteidaho.gov to request their absentee ballots for free.  Once voters receive an absentee ballot in the mail, they will need to act quickly and […]

COMMENTARY
Ada County voting booths

Idahoans should not be discouraged from exercising their lawful voting rights

BY: - May 6, 2022

We often hear of folks who take advantage of tax breaks that some would view as unfair, but they can’t be faulted if the law specifically provides for the break. Or, say a government program provides a monetary grant or forgivable loan for pandemic relief. It is not dishonest to take the money if you […]

Voters cast ballots at Whittier Elementary

Nonpartisan online tool from League of Women Voters of Idaho available at VOTE411.org

BY: - May 5, 2022

A nonpartisan online tool through the League of Women Voters of Idaho is now available for residents looking for voting and candidate information for the May 17 primary election, according to a press release. The website, VOTE411.org, is a one-stop shop for election information where voters can  enter their address and access candidate-provided responses to questions, […]

Idaho taxpayer files complaint over Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s limited office hours

BY: - May 4, 2022

An Idaho taxpayer who is active in Republican politics filed a complaint with three different state agencies Wednesday afternoon asking for an investigation into whether Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s limited office hours violate state law.  Lynn Bradescu, a Boise-area real estate agent, filed a written complaint via email with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, the […]

A still from the Defend and Protect Idaho PAC's advertisement shows retired Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney

Retired Idaho law enforcement officers start PAC targeting ‘fringe candidates’ in GOP primary

BY: - May 4, 2022

A new group led by retired Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney says it plans to thwart “fringe candidates” in 2022 elections. The Defend & Protect Idaho PAC held a press briefing Tuesday with Raney; Paul Wilde, retired sheriff of Bonneville County; and Ron Winegar, retired deputy chief of the Boise Police Department. “… We have […]

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin presides over the Idaho Senate.

McGeachin says her budget is balanced on same day budget analyst sends her a deficit warning

BY: - May 2, 2022

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin on Monday said her office’s budget is balanced, just hours before she received a new budget-deficit warning from a state budget administrator. First thing Monday morning, McGeachin, who is running for governor in the May 17 Republican primary election, issued a news release that she said was in response to […]

Reclaim Idaho door knockers

Reclaim Idaho organizers meet goals, turn in final signatures for education initiative 

BY: - May 2, 2022

As their deadline arrived last week, Reclaim Idaho organizers said they exceeded signature-gathering goals for their push to place an education funding ballot initiative on Idaho’s November 2022 general election ballot.  Overall, Reclaim Idaho organizers and volunteers collected more than 95,269 signatures and qualified 20 different legislative districts, Reclaim Idaho co-founder Luke Mayville told the […]

Early voting for Idaho’s May 17 primary elections starts today  

BY: - May 2, 2022

Early voting for Idaho’s 2022 primary elections begins today and runs through May 13. Early voting is one of several options Idahoans have for making their voice heard in the 2022 primary elections.  Registered voters also have until Friday, May 6, to request an absentee ballot for the primary election. It’s free and easy to […]

Ed Humphreys

Humphreys brings youth, another choice for Idaho GOP voters in underdog campaign for governor 

BY: - April 29, 2022

To this point in Idaho’s campaign season, underdog Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Humphreys hasn’t been afraid to speak out and challenge his more well known and experienced GOP opponents.  Humphreys, a 31-year-old conservative and supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, criticized Gov. Brad Little for declining to participate in statewide televised debates, saying an […]