This is the 12th of a periodic series of interviews with candidates for state and federal office — with an emphasis on education topics.
The former state senator and GOP 1st Congressional District candidate made the remarks during a televised debate Sunday. Idaho receives $264 million a year in federal education funding.
The former state senator from Meridian is one of seven Republicans in the May 15 primary in the 1st Congressional District.
State Rep. Christy Perry says Congress should scrutinize federal education programs, to make sure they are working as advertised — and helping students at risk.
State Rep. Christy Perry of Nampa becomes the sixth Republican and second sitting legislator to enter the open race in the 1st Congressional District.
It’s a crowded race with incumbent 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador running for governor.
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.
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.