Tag Archives: Tim Hurst

Start of July means new laws and new budget year

As Idahoans turned their calendars to July, many of the laws approved by the 2011 Idaho Legislature went into full effect and the state budget hit its reset button. While some of the new laws are relatively small tweaks – … Continue reading

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Education reform referendums probably have signatures to get on the ballot

Idaho citizens will likely go to the polls next November with the chance to vote up or down on new education laws approved earlier this year. Opponents of education reforms have collected enough signatures for one of the three referendums, … Continue reading

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Education referendum most of the way to its goal

Opponents to Idaho’s new education laws have two-thirds of the required signatures they need to put those reforms up to a public vote next fall. The Idaho secretary of state’s office reports that all three referendum efforts have more than … Continue reading

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When to count absentee ballots subject of committee hearing

How many hours before an election should county clerks be able to open ballots?  Should clerks be limited to open ballots only on Election Day? Those are the questions that came before the House State Affairs Committee Thursday and panel … Continue reading

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AARP concerned about voter ID ad

AARP Idaho wants all of its members 50 years and older to vote in the Nov. 2 election, and is concerned about public service announcements on the new law asking voters to bring photo identification to the polls. Officials with … Continue reading

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State law requires winner to be named in election challenger lawsuits

Note: This is part 2 of 2 in a series about the Coeur d’Alene City Council election. Earlier this week, IdahoReporter.com reported that a Coeur d’Alene City Council member is a defendant in a lawsuit to overturn his re-election bid.  Mike … Continue reading

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States-rights initiatives seeking signatures

Idaho voters may get the chance to vote on a slate of initiatives this November that would bolster state sovereignty, though backers of the initiatives need to meet an April 30 deadline for collecting signatures.  Supporters say they’re not sure … Continue reading

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Earlier deadline for write-in candidates gets no support in Senate

An Idaho Senate panel had no support Monday for a plan to make write-in candidates for election announce their candidacy 28 days before an election, which would be double the current 14-day deadline. Sen. Joe Stegner, R-Lewiston, said the earlier … Continue reading

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Photo ID requirement a step closer to law

A plan to require Idaho voters to show a photo ID when they show up to vote is a Senate vote and a governor’s signature away from becoming law. Voters would need to bring ID with them in the November … Continue reading

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Idahoans abroad could get help with absentee voting

Idahoans serving abroad in the military or living outside the country for other reasons could get easier access to absentee ballots under a proposal introduced in the Idaho Senate Wednesday that would bring the state into line with a federal … Continue reading

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