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Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By
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By Kristen Gelineau/Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Several countries expressed hope Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump’s decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its future in serious jeopardy. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged Trump’s move was a massive blow to the 12-nation agreement, but
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Idaho panel backs 3 percent pay raise for state workers

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bipartisan lawmaker panel Tuesday backed a proposal for a 3 percent pay increase for Idaho’s state workers in fiscal year 2018, aligning with Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s recommendation he made earlier this year. The 18-member Change in Employee Compensation Committee narrowly agreed Tuesday that the pay should be awarded on
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Review shows governor hit $1 billion in tax cuts since 2007

Jan 18th, 2017 | By
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said he has lowered the tax burden for Idaho residents by roughly $1 billion during his 11-year tenure, and an Associated Press review shows the numbers added up. Otter announced his tax-cutting accomplishments during his annual State of the State address Monday to
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Idaho AARP hosts telephone town hall with legislative leadership

Jan 9th, 2017 | By

Idaho AARP members as well as the public are invited to participate in a telephone town hall meeting with Idaho Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, and House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The hour-long meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. Participants can join and ask questions by dialing (877) 229-8493 toll-free
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Trump targets F-35, but aircraft means jobs in 45 states

Dec 12th, 2016 | By
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By RICHARD LARDNER,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to corral the “out of control” cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But congressional Republicans and Democrats, aware of the tens of thousands of jobs the aircraft generates in 45 states, will be wary of any plans by Trump to cut
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Stunned Mexico ponders new relationship with US

Nov 9th, 2016 | By

By MARIA VERZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN,  Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hours after the United States elected Donald Trump to be its next president, Mexico began carefully laying the groundwork for a relationship with a new leader who campaigned against its citizens and threatened to wreak havoc with its economy. President Enrique Pena Nieto
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Scottish govt takes step toward another independence vote

Oct 13th, 2016 | By

Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Next week the Scottish government will publish a bill laying the groundwork for a new independence referendum, the country’s leader announced Thursday — the first step toward a new vote on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom. Scottish voters rejected independence in 2014 by 55 percent to 45 percent,
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Video: Sen. Risch discusses terrorism on CNN

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By

Press Release Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) today appeared live on CNN’s “The Situation Room” to discuss the recent attacks in New York and New Jersey. Risch is a member of both the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committees.



Businesses, Commerce Department tackle refugee aid at UN

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Photo from the U.S. Commerce Department.

By The U.S. Commerce Department/Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker hosted the President’s Call to Action Refugee Roundtable held in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly. President Obama joined the roundtable halfway through the discussion to hear the business leaders’ thoughts on how to address the refugee crisis.
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