This week,  Idaho political expert Randy Stapilus takes a look back on the life and impact of former Senator Jim McClure, how the nullification bill was lost, and his predictions and thoughts as lawmakers get closer to passing the education reform plan. Plus he’ll offer a preview or what’s coming up this week in the Idaho Legislature.

Randy Stapilus has been a journalist, analyst and author in the region since 1974. An award-winning reporter and editor for daily newspapers including those in Boise, Pocatello, Nampa, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene, he is also the author of a number of books, including the award-winning Paradox Politics (published by Ridenbaugh Press, 1988) and It Happened in Idaho (published by the Globe-Pequot Press, 2002). He is editor and publisher of the Ridenbaugh Press publications. You can hear him every Monday morning from 8:20-8:40 AM on Top Story with Kelly Klaas and Jill Skeem throughout the legislative session.