Pod Help Idaho. A podcast about Idaho and Idaho politics. The podcast is focused on the people who work in and fill the political space, that includes the politicians, the activists, and the voters. This is a podcast about political engagement here in Idaho.
Idaho is in the middle of a constitutional crisis regarding an attempt by establishment legislators to all but end ballot initiatives in Idaho. In this episode we catch up with up to the minute action and we make a surprising declaration regarding Heather Scott. It seems that Heather Scott is concerned that limiting the ballot initiative may undercut the constitutional rights of Idaho's citizens... Heather Scott is correct and we appreciate it when people live their values even if they have to stand up to their own party.
This episode is all about the legislature's reaction to voter initiatives in Idaho. Currently the Idaho Legislature is deciding two bills that will have dramatic impact on initiatives. One bill will disrupt the recently passed "Proposition 2" and the other one will disrupt upcoming initiatives. We call this the grumpy legislature "get off my lawn" episode.
Tune in for our special "Creepy Edition". The last week has led to some very creepy legislative decisions, starting out with the strong support of child brides in Idaho. That's right, Idaho has the highest rate of child marriages and a move to change that was shot down as Legislators from North Idaho stood up for the rights of parents force their children to marry adults even if the child is under 16. Tune in and learn about our creepy week here in Idaho.
This is Part 2 of our Medicaid Expansion series. How did Medicaid Expansion make it on the ballot? Why did it have such bipartisan appeal? What was election night like for the founders of Reclaim Idaho? Find out in this Special Edition of Pod Help Idaho.
How did Medicaid expansion happen in Idaho? Here is a review of the history and interviews with the founders of Reclaim Idaho and the grassroots movement that challenged the political establishment of Idaho.
Thanks for tuning in to “Pod Help Idaho”, the Idaho podcast dedicated to all things Idaho politics. On today’s episode, we bring you our 2019 Legislative preview. We will cover exciting local and statewide issues including: Committee Assignments, What Bills to Expect, and What will Governor Little Do now that he the big man on campus.