Financing the Future

Idaho Education News and Boise State Public Radio partnered to produce a series about how the statewide elections will affect students, communities and taxpayers.

Russ Fulcher, candidate for Congress

Russ Fulcher says he would like to see the federal government get out of the education business. But the former state senator and current congressional candidate knows it isn’t that simple.

Dave Leroy, candidate for Congress

The former lieutenant governor and attorney general says the nation has a unique opportunity to repair “wreckage” in federal spending, health care and education, among other topics.

Raul Labrador, candidate for governor

“If we’re going to take some of the credit then I think we need to take some of the blame at the governor’s office,” gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador said this week.

Voters approve $695 million for schools

From a $172.5 million bond issue in Boise to a $90,000 supplemental levy in West Side, Tuesday was almost a clean sweep for Idaho schools. Only one ballot measure failed: a plant facilities levy in the Vallivue School District.

Idaho’s $715 million school election day

At least 46 of Idaho’s 115 school districts will seek bond issues, plant facilities levies or supplemental levies on March 14. Idaho Education News and Boise State Public Radio partnered to produce this series — Financing the Future — on how the statewide elections will affect students, communities and taxpayers.