Politics: Week at a glance

by Judy Ferro Idahoans have some things to be happy about right now. Recent estimates are that the Idaho government will have a $64.5 million budget surplus by the July 1 end of the current fiscal year. Legislators gambled on a stronger Idaho economy when they appropriated funds, and the earliest returns indicate they were …

Politics: Outsiders threaten party administrators

by Judy Ferro One of the lessons of the elections of 2016 is that U.S. parties have little control over who runs for office under their banner. Not that the parties haven’t been struggling with this at the state level for years. Republican fear that RINOs (Republicans-in-Name-Only) might take over their party has led to …