Emilie Ritter Saunders

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Congress Temporarily Renews Funding Program For Rural Schools

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Rural counties and school districts can now breathe a sigh of relief. Federal money for schools to offset the loss of tax revenue from nontaxable federal lands expired last September. The fix was tucked into another bill, but it's only temporary.


In Idaho School District, Preschool At Risk Without Federal Funds

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Congress has not reauthorized special assistance for rural communities this year. But to pay for extra programs like preschool, Basin School District doesn't have many other options.


Romney's Job In Idaho: Prevent GOP Voters From Veering 'Wild Right'

Friday, March 21, 2014

Idaho is one of a few states where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney can still be an effective campaigner. Romney has been stumping there for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson. Both are facing May primary challenges from Tea Party candidates.


Idaho Leads Nation In Number Of Low-Wage Workers

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act. That law created a nationwide minimum wage which is now $7.25 an hour. Democrats are pushing to raise the wage, but Republicans say higher pay would hurt job creation. Idaho has been losing higher paying manufacturing jobs but gaining low-paying service jobs.