Idaho’s housing problem could soon be worse

Well, the Wall Street Journal featured an article about Idaho last week that wasn’t about our wildfires, high grass prices, or low vaccination rate.   It was about a Ketchum worker making $60,000 a year who’d been living in his SUV for six weeks because he couldn’t find an affordable place to live. According to the …

Democrats prevent extremist takeover of Idaho House

As temperatures soar into the 90s this week, many of us will be spending time with kids home from school, keeping newly sprouted plants from burning up, and making plans for a vacation getaway.  I’m sure most would rather put Idaho’s worst legislative session ever behind. But last week the Idaho Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee …

Idaho’s legislature won’t change if we don’t make it happen 

I breathed easier this week knowing that the legislature can’t do any more damage–for a while..But it’s not time to rest easy. Idaho has an ultra-right legislative majority that plans on keeping our state too poor to pay for roads, schools, and needed services. And nothing is going to change if we don’t make it …

Legislators set to counteract vetoes

When the longest Idaho legislative session convenes tomorrow, it plans to overturn any vetoes the governor might have made last week. None of Gov. Little’s three vetoes this session has been overturned, but the votes have been close.  The four bills that Republican legislators seem most determined to save are those about the governor’s emergency …

Idaho’s legislature doesn’t deserve additional powers 

This year’s legislature has set a new low for legislative conduct. They’ve attacked our schools, held appropriations bills hostage, and taken away voters’ ability to initiate or rescind bills.  And now they expect voters to approve a Constitutional amendment to give them the power to call a session (SJR102).   Have they never heard of karma?   …