Idaho Legislature, go home before the session gets worse


Scott McIntosh, Opinion Editor

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We are currently investigating the sexual misconduct of state legislators, as if this Idaho legislative assembly could not be lowered any further. Republican Rep. Aaron von Elinger has been accused of doing this in his apartment. This is paid by all of us as taxpayers.

Scott McIntosh is an opinion editor for the Idaho Legislature.

Scott McIntosh is an opinion editor for the Idaho Legislature.

To make matters worse, a Republican lawmaker shared a website post identifying the von Eringer whistleblower in an irresponsible display of shameful recklessness. “Conservative” lawmaker.

Meanwhile, legislative hits continue to come.

This legislative session is over 100 days on Tuesday, and Aida Juan has little indication of it. In short, lawmakers haven’t yet tackled property taxes by simply raising the homeowner’s exemption and indexing it. This was widely regarded as one of the top priorities of most candidates in last year’s elections, but has taken no action.

As we approach the horrifying reality of May’s sign die, the legislature needs to do everything it can to get past the necessary budget and get out of Boise before doing any more damage.

Read our full editorial about this session here..

Do you want to allow lawmakers to call special sessions?They must be joking

Voters in Idaho will be asked in November 2022 whether to allow state legislators to attend the special session. Given the horrific achievements of Congress, this should be a simple “opposition” vote.

Local journalist shares her thoughts on Asian hatred

Erica Lee

Erica Lee

Local TV journalist Erica Lee shared with us her thoughts on the recent succession of anti-Asian hate crimes and the subtle ways in which anti-Asian sentiment had to be endured. It is very well read, thoughtful, inspirational and timely.

A two-part series on “The Worst Session Ever”

In case you miss it, I wrote a two-part series that this is what is called the “worst legislative assembly in history”.

In the first part I talked to many longtime Republican leaders and asked if this would drive them into action in the next primary election...

In the second part I saw the fact that the Idaho Republican Party grew dramatically with Donald Trump on top of the ticket, suggesting that this was Trump’s party...

8 days with a snake

Our canoe is located in the Snake River cove, just a few miles downstream of Swan Falls Dam, in the immediate vicinity of a properly sized rapids.

Our canoe is located in the Snake River cove, just a few miles downstream of Swan Falls Dam, in the immediate vicinity of a properly sized rapids.

Did you miss me last week? If you’re wondering where the Idahoway newsletter is, I’m absent on a 206-mile eight-day canoe trip through the entire length of the Snake River Water Trail from Glens Ferry to Farewell Bend State Park. did. My hands still hurt and my shoulders were still stiff, but it was worth it. The full story about travel and trails is just around the corner. stay tuned.

What if we treat climate change like the Space Race?

Don Kemper

Don Kemper

This was a question investigated by Don Kemper of Boise, a local volunteer at Citizens Climate Lobby. Some may argue that this race is even more important.

Boise Nice Campaign

Bob Kustra

Bob Kustra

Bob Kustra writes about the official “Boise Nice” campaign, a local initiative by the residents of Boise. To spotlight Boise Nice and remind the Boise people why this corner in southwestern Idaho was a fascinating and comfortable place to live...

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