Episode 58: What the future holds for the Reclaim Idaho initiative

Idaho politics is somewhat in limbo this time of year, and that’s certainly the case for Reclaim Idaho.

The group has turned in its petitions in its bid to get its Quality Education Act on the November ballot. County clerks are reviewing the petitions, and it will be weeks before we know if the initiative has qualified for the ballot.

If it passes, the initiative would call for increasing corporate income tax rates and tax rates for Idahoans making more than $250,000 a year and families making more than $500,000. The money, more than $300 million, would go into K-12.

This week, Kevin Richert interviews Reclaim Idaho co-founder Luke Mayville about the initiative and the political waiting game.

Go to our Soundcloud page for other recent episodes:
  • Episode 57: An inflection point in the school safety debate (Guest: Mike Munger, Idaho School Safety and Security Program)
  • Episode 56: What’s the state of early education in Idaho? (Guest: Beth Oppenheimer, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Episode 55: Breaking down the wild GOP primaries (Guests, Clark Corbin, Idaho Capital Sun; Stephanie Witt, Boise State University)
Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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