Idaho Political Pundits’ Predictions for 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Boise Centre
John Miller, Associated Press
Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman
Betsy Z. Russell, Spokesman-Review

Will education reform move forward? Will funding for Idaho schools or roads be increased? Is a tax cut on the horizon? Will the state choose to expand Medicaid to more Idahoans, as permitted under the Affordable Care Act? Will the state health insurance exchange remain, or see changes? And how might election-year politics sway these decisions and other legislative behavior and outcomes?


Three of Idaho’s most seasoned journalists will offer their best guesses on what’s ahead for the 2014 Legislature, and then answer questions from the audience. City Club's annual “Pundits Forum” is reliably one of our most popular, best-attended forums of the year, so register early.


Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief for The Spokesman-Review and writes the “Eye on Boise” political blog. Dan Popkey, the Idaho Statesman’s political reporter and columnist, has covered the Idaho Legislature since 1987. John Miller has been writing about Idaho and the Legislature for The Associated Press since he arrived in Boise in 2004.


Note: This forum is at the Boise Centre.

Chair: Randi McDermott, Sue Reents
Moderator: Jim Weatherby
Underwriters: ACLU of Idaho
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