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Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney General Briane Kane told a crowd at an American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU) event Tuesday that allowing states to nullify federal laws, a topic broached by Idaho lawmakers the past few years, would lead to states seceding from the U.S.  Several lawmakers who backed such measures were on hand and disagreed with Kane’s legal…

A federal appeals court in Georgia ruled Friday that the federal health care reform’s requirement that people buy health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional.  Idaho was one of 26 states to sue the federal government to block the law. “The decision represents the importance of adhering to the rule of law and working within the constitutional system of…

Gov. Butch Otter launched an official “Fighting Obamacare” website Thursday, listing the ways he’s disapproved of federal health care reform. The page includes his executive order, signed earlier this year, saying that any state agency wanting to comply with the federal law needs his personal approval.  Also on the page is a document showing the governor signed off on $11…

A new state economic forecast predicts Idaho will take in $2.6 billion during the current budget year, a slight increase from earlier predictions, though it also cautions that the economy is still recovering slowly. “The Idaho economic outlook turned unseasonably cool this summer, which is a slight change from spring’s warming trend,” began the new forecast, prepared by the Division…

Sen. Mike Crapo won’t be on the dozen-member “super committee’ charged with coming up with $1.5 trillion in debt reduction by Thanksgiving. Crapo has worked on brokering a debt solution for much of the past year, but wasn’t picked by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for the latest go-round. Crapo’s spokesman, Lindsay Nothern, said the senator got a phone call…