State treasurer cautions lawmakers about expansion of Medicaid

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines

[post_thumbnail]State treasurer Ron Crane is skeptical of expanding Medicaid in Idaho. Native Idahoan Ron Crane has been the Idaho state treasurer since 1999. Prior to being elected to that office, he served for 16 years in the Idaho House of Representatives. He is also the founder of Crane Alarm Service, one of the state’s oldest and largest alarm service companies. …

Idaho state Treasurer Ron Crane may have abused state gas card privileges

Mitch Coffman Uncategorized

According to the Associated Press, Idaho state Treasurer Ron Crane has racked up charges on his state credit card for fuel that he shouldn’t have, to the tune of about $6,900 over the last three years. Idaho Legislative Services, which conducts an audit of the treasurer’s office at least once every three years, found the discrepancy. Crane believes that he …

Day two wraps up at state GOP convention, delegates set to mold platform Saturday

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

Day two at the Idaho Republican Party’s wrapped up as delegates were treated to a pulled pork sandwich dinner at the Riverbend Ranch, owned by businessman and GOP donor Frank Vandersloot, head of the Melaleuca corporation.  Republicans were treated to the free food, as well as addresses from Vandersloot, Gov. Butch Otter, Sen. Jim Risch, and Fox News contributor Rich Galen. On …

Wasden endorses Ward

Dustin Hurst Headlines

For Vaughn Ward and his campaign, his race to beat state Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, and face Walt Minnick, the Democratic incumbent in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, has been all about endorsements from high-profile political figures.  Ward received another endorsement Tuesday as Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced his support of the Marine reservist. In a statement released to the …

Otter and others may face pay reductions next year

Dustin Hurst Headlines

Gov. Butch Otter and the six other constitutional officers of the state – the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, attorney general, state controller, and superintendent of public instruction  – are facing a possible pay decrease in 2011 after Speaker of the House Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, proposed quadrennial legislation setting the pay for the elected officials. The legislation, pitched …