Democrat Balukoff joins race for governor
The Idaho Statesman
Democrat A.J. Balukoff, with his family behind him, announces his candidacy for governor of Idaho Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013 in front of Hillcrest Elementary in Boise.
Idaho wages drop to 84% of national average in 2012
Idaho workers’ average hourly wages were 84 percent of the national average in 2012, the Idaho Department of Labor reports, down from 85.2 percent of average in 2011. That ranked the state 45th in the nation, down from 44th in 2011. For all occupations, a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Boise workers made 11 percent less than the national average wage; Coeur d’Alene workers, 21 percent less; Idaho Falls, 22 percent less; Lewiston, 17 percent less; and Pocatello, 19 percent less. Pocatello was the state’s only metro area where the percentage increased from the year before. You can read a full report here from the Idaho Department of Labor
Idaho's wages have stagnated for three decades. Here's why.
Build your own "Bankers' Cradle"
Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Kenck takes Gov. Otter to task for his recent assertion that Idaho’s economy is in great shape.
Magic Won’t Fix Idaho’s Economy
Gov. Otter is desperate to make us forget what has happened to Idaho’s schools and Idaho’s economy under his watch. To a crowd at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, the governor declared that Idaho’s economy “is in great shape.”
A few days later, this headline came out in Idaho’s largest newspaper, “Idaho Wages Lose Ground in 2012.” The first line painted a bleak picture: “Already among the lowest-paying states, Idaho wages fell even further behind in 2012, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.”
We are now 46th in the nation for average wages.
New Central Committee
We meet (7pm, 3rd Thursday - see calendar) at the Idaho Falls City Library, Room #4, on the ground floor. Use the parking lot door and look for directions.
Our Refrigerator Door
Everyone has someplace special, like their refrigerator door, a bulletin board, or such, where they post those 'unique' items they encounter on the web or in the media from time to time. This is our 'refrigerator door' and these are our findings.