What’s Idaho GOP’s next Medicaid excuse?

By MARTY TRILLHAASE (Lewiston Tribune) When it came time to consider extending the Medicaid coverage Obamacare promised to some 78,000 low-income working Idahoans in 2012, here’s what we heard: There’s no need to do that. Mitt Romney is going to beat Barack Obama in the November election. Then working with a Republican Congress, President Romney …

Behavioral Health Summit Final Report

As participants in the summit, decision-makers or someone who is simply interested in behavioral health in Idaho, this document was created to help give the counties’ perspective on the issue.   IAC will conduct a follow-up meeting on many of these issues.  If you are interested in attending, please let us know by calling 208.345.9126 …

Welcome Newly Elected Officials

By The Hon. Bryan Desloge 2017 brings new faces to all levels of government, and thousands of leaders are beginning new roles in county government. To those leaving county government, thank you for your service. To those beginning or continuing county service, we look forward to your participation in the National Association of Counties (NACo) …

Valley County’s 2017 Centennial Celebration

In the Spring of 2016, the Valley County/City of Cascade Centennial Committee was formed to plan and carry out activities and events for a year-long 2017 Centennial Celebration. The Committee consists of volunteers who have a deep passion for and desire to share the rich history, events, and “nuggets” of the area in which they …

CAT Board Welcomes Two New Members

The Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program welcomed two new board members on January 1st: Senator Maryanne Jordan, Boise, and Commissioner Bill Lasley, Power County. Legislators are appointed to the CAT Board by legislative leadership. Legislators serve at the will of their legislative body and all terms of service are indefinite. Senator Jordan is serving her …

2016 Capitol Christmas Tree Project Wrap-Up

By Keith Lannom, Forest Supervisor, Payette National Forest After more than a year of planning, the 2016 US Capitol Christmas Tree project is almost complete. Brian Harris and Chris Niccoli are driving back to McCall now, once they are home safely, I will consider the project 100% complete. Tuesday evening, December 6th, Idaho 5th grader …

2016 Recognition Awards – WTS SW Idaho

WTS SW Idaho is now seeking nominations for the 2016 Recognition Awards. It’s a great way to honor those who support our organization and its goals, and to heighten awareness of WTS in the transportation community. The SW Idaho Chapter will select a recipient for each of the categories below so nominate a recipient for …

General Election Results

Want to see how the election turned out for Idaho’s counties? Check out our General Election Results page. Results are unofficial until canvassed.

Introducing Miguel Legarreta, Associated Taxpayers of Idaho President

I am proud to be the new President of the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho (ATI). I have over 14 years of government affairs experience including working in Governor Kempthorne’s office and most recently as the director of public policy for the Boise Regional REALTORS. The ATI’s mission is to provide independent, nonpartisan information and education on …

IDeal 529 College Savings Program: 15 Years of Opportunity

IDeal—Idaho 529 College Savings Program, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary.  To celebrate this milestone, IDeal is reaching out to stakeholders across the state to share the impact IDeal’s  made and the stories behind IDeal’s progress. IDeal was created by the Idaho Legislature in 2000 and launched in 2001. As our state’s 529 college savings program, …

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