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Teachers’ union endorses McCrostie; Bieter backing Farris in Boise House race

In one of the few Democratic primaries on the May 20 ballot, 2012 congressional candidate and former NFL player Jimmy Farris has been endorsed by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and City Councilman TJ Thomson. First-time candidate and teacher John McCrostie 

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Northwest Boise Dems to talk end-of-session Tuesday night

District 16 Democratic Sen. Les Bock and Democratic Reps. Grant Burgoyne and Hy Kloc will discuss the 2014 legislative session Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The trio also will take questions at the Boise Public Library’s Collister branch,

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Bedke: No action this session on post-Patterson ethics rule changes

House Speaker Scott Bedke says revisions to make proceedings of the House Ethics Committee more transparent will have to wait until next year. “I’m afraid we’re not going to get it done,” Bedke, R-Oakley, said of changes to House Rule

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With an ‘Amen’ from a top Democrat, GOP’s Moyle kills a Senate bill

House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, said he expected his impassioned debate against a bill extending terms for highway district commissioners from four years to six years would make no difference after the Idaho Senate passed the measure 35-0. “This

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Northwest, Southeast Boise Dems set legislative forums for February, March

Democrats in Northwest and Southeast Boise have scheduled meetings with constituents for Feb. 18 and March 18. In District 16, which includes Northwest Boise and Garden City, Sen. Les Bock and Reps. Hy Kloc and Grant Burgoyne will host a

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Rep. Burgoyne makes it official: He’s running for Idaho Senate

Rep. Grant Burgoyne, the No. 2 Democrat in the Idaho House, announced late Friday afternoon that he’ll seek the open Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Les Bock. Burgoyne, the assistant House minority leader, represents District 16, which includes

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Rep. Woodings eyeing statewide race, Farris to seek Idaho House seat

Boise Democratic Rep. Holli Woodings may run for Idaho secretary of state next year and 2012 Democratic congressional nominee Jimmy Farris says he will seek a House seat in northwest Boise and Garden City. The Boise Weekly reported both developments,

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Bock to leave Idaho Senate, Boise’s Burgoyne to run

Boise Democratic Sen. Les Bock says he will leave the Senate even if he’s not appointed to a vacancy on the 4th District bench. Bock is one of 14 candidates for the job. House Assistant Minority Leader Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise,

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