Clark Corbin, Idaho Capital Sun

Lt. Gov. McGeachin tells state to withhold her salary to avoid deficit, but questions remain 

She is running for governor in the May 17 Republican primary election, challenging incumbent Gov. Brad Little and a field of six other GOP hopefuls.

Lt. Gov. McGeachin misses deadline to submit plans to avoid budget shortfall

The state may withhold McGeachin’s salary and require her to pay health insurance premiums.

2022 Idaho GOP primary elections: 12 races to watch, voting tips, deadlines and more

The crowded field will shape state government for years to come.

Legislature’s powerful budget committee to have fresh faces in 2023

At a minimum, four of JFAC’s 20 members will be out next year. Depending on election results, 15 could be new.

State officials unveil centralized website for public meetings

The website will make it easier for the public to follow state government and its agencies.

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s chief of staff announces resignation 

The resignation comes as McGeachin is facing a projected budget shortfall if she doesn’t cut expenses.

Idaho Legislature’s budget panel OKs McGeachin budget, with her legal costs in limbo

She has requested $29,000 in supplemental funding to cover legal costs that District Judge Steven Hippler ordered her to pay to the Idaho Press Club after she lost a public records lawsuit. 

Public records show McGeachin billed nearly $17,000 for her own legal fees in records lawsuit

Taxpayers are not on the hook for the latest invoices for McGeachin’s own legal representation, McGeachin wrote in a letter to a budget analyst from the Legislative Services Office on Monday, according to documents obtained by the Sun.

Idaho is banking on a $1.9B surplus. Here’s a closer look at where the state gets its money.

There are two big forces fueling the projected $1.9 billion surplus. And over the last year, state revenues grew significantly while spending remained low. 

Veteran former member of the Idaho House returns to fill Senate vacancy

Sen. Julie VanOrden, R-Pingree, is a former chairwoman of the House Education Committee who served three terms in the Idaho House of Representatives, until she was defeated in the 2018 Republican primary election.