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Idahoans, interest group want credit card fee reform (video)

Some convenience store owners in Idaho want the federal government to intervene in a fight between their companies and credit card companies to review certain fees stores pay to process credit cards. Store owners, will be meeting with Idaho Republican … Continue reading

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Otter, Idahoans in Congress don’t want sage grouse on endangered list

Idaho’s congressional delegation and Gov. Butch Otter sent a letter Monday to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, saying they will work to make sure that the sage grouse isn’t added to the endangered list.  The letter to Salazar … Continue reading

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Crapo talks health care, cap and trade, F-35s (video)

Idaho Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo spoke with IdahoReporter.com Wednesday after addressing lawmakers at the Idaho Capitol. Crapo discussed federal health care and cap and trade legislation, as well as his response to resolutions and memorials aimed at Congress and … Continue reading

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Minnick, Risch visit Idaho Statehouse

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and Rep. Walt Minnick visited the Idaho Statehouse Tuesday to talk about partisanship, debt, and burdens on the legislative process in the nation’s Capitol.   Minnick, a Democrat and 1st District congressman, spoke first in an … Continue reading

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Thayn readies resolution asking U.S. to turn social services over to state

Rep. Steve Thayn, R-Emmett, has prepared a non-binding resolution asking the federal government to enter into negotiations with the state of Idaho to turn all or part of the social services offered by the federal government over to the state. … Continue reading

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Idaho congressional delegation responds to request for more care for veterans

Last week, Boise Police Department Chief Mike Masterson penned a letter to the Idaho congressional delegation asking them to do more for war veterans that may be afflicted with stress disorders sustained as a result of duty in combat. Masterson … Continue reading

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Congressional delegation releases statement on Haiti arrests

Idaho’s congressional delegation released a joint statement Monday on the arrests of 9 Idahoans apprehended in Haiti on abduction charges last week.  The group, on an aid mission to the earthquake-ravaged nation, is accused of trying to bus the children … Continue reading

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Idaho Congressional delegation responds to State of the Union address

Following Wednesday’s night State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama, members of the Idaho Congressional delegation responded to the address. Here are their responses: Congressman Walt Minnick, Democrat: “It was good to hear the president make clear that … Continue reading

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Online lawmaker comment roundup

As week two of the Idaho legislative session wrapped up, several state and congressional lawmakers took to the Internet Friday to comment. Here’s a brief summary of what some have said recently. Boise Democratic Rep. Branden Durst, on his blog: … Continue reading

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Idaho Congressional delegation reacts to Brown election

Members of Idaho’s Congressional delegation took time Wednesday to react to the election of Republican Scott Brown, who defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election held in Massachusetts Tuesday.  Brown will replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in the … Continue reading

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