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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - ID: Campaign Finance Reform/Money in Pol

State legislators want to enact Article V in order to add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. (Wikilmages/PIxabay)

BOISE, Idaho – So far, 28 states have passed resolutions calling for a Constitutional Convention to add an amendment requiring the federal government to balance its budget - but Idaho isn't one of them. A state Senate resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention was defeated last week,

BOISE, Idaho - Campaign cash is still flowing into the race for superintendent of public instruction, with the latest filings showing a total of almost $300,000 for both candidates: incumbent Republican Tom Luna and challenger, Boise School District Superintendent, Democrat Stan Olson. Idaho's 200

BOISE, Idaho - Halloween weekend and the last weekend before Election Day is a perfect recipe for "scary" election advertising taking over the airwaves, according to AARP Idaho spokesman David Irwin. AARP is conducting the state's largest voter education effort, and he reminds Idahoans that advert

Boise, ID – Flying the "friendly skies" in Idaho may be worth a closer look by the Idaho Attorney General. Campaign finance reform advocates are asking for an investigation after several state legislators hopped on private, chartered flights last week to attend a Republican Party event. The fl

Boise, ID - Idahoans are being encouraged to give commands and make demands as part of a new campaign that calls for citizens to get busy, repairing the healthcare system and making lifetime financial security possible for working families. "Divided We Fail" is part of a national effort by AARP to g

Running for office in Idaho takes a lot of cash. Close to $5 million was spent on the governor's race alone this year, and that has campaign finance reformers anxious to make some changes. An Idaho legislative committee is considering a plan similar to those adopted in Maine and Arizona, in which ci

The Idaho legislature is expected to take up the "rural economic development" topic again this year, and once again, the state's small towns will have little to say about what's done, according to campaign finance watchdog Jim Hansen with United Vision for Idaho. He claims that following the elect

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