Jim Risch

How Donald Trump Unified a Squabbling GOP
Donald Trump appears to have unified Idaho Republicans but perhaps not in an expected way.  Randy Stapilus from Idaho Weekly Briefing joined us this morning and shared details from his Sunday column.  He believes the party is unified because it’s collectively holding its nose about the Presidential nominee...
Commentary: Islamic Republic of Idaho
Monday I made contact with the College of Southern Idaho about the refugee resettlement program.  Here’s what I’m told.  The program shares a board of trustees with the college.  Otherwise these are distinct entities.  The college makes no visible profit from the incoming refugees, unless...
Rammell’s Court Battle Over
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court upheld the legality of Gov. Jim Risch's shoot-to-kill order in 2006 after a herd of domestic elk escaped from an eastern Idaho hunting farm. Friday's unanimous decision likely marks the end of former elk rancher Rex Rammell's legal fight...
Idaho Congressional Delegation Call For Balanced Federal Budget
Idaho's congressional delegation have returned with its call to balance the federal budget. Constitutions in Idaho and 48 other states require state lawmakers to balance the budget for every single year. Not so with the federal budget. Idaho Senator Jim Risch tells Idaho's news channel 7 that's something that's got to change...
Idaho Delegation Readies For Battle
All four members of Idaho's delegation agree that the budget, the economy, and health care are their top priorities as the 112th Congress gets underway in Washington DC. Idaho's senators, despite not being in the majority, immediately set down their agenda. Senator Jim Risch says his biggest concern is the deficit.