Idaho Secretary of State launches finance reporting system
Idaho Secretary of State, Phil McGrane, announced the launch of a new system called “Sunshine“ that reports campaign finance donations and expenditures for political candidates, political action committees and data that tracks political influence.
The 2023 year-end report data for all candidates running in 2024, state candidates and political action committees can be found on the new system at https://sunshine.voteidaho.gov/login.
Data for local candidates who are not on the ballot for 2024 can be found at sos.idaho.gov until the data migrates onto the new system. Federal campaign finance data can be found on at https://www.fec.gov/.
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“The launch of Sunshine marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to enhance transparency in Idaho’s electoral process,” McGrane said. “By providing easy access to campaign finance information, we are empowering voters and promoting a more open and accountable political landscape.”
The Magic Valley Chorale
- will begin rehearsals in preparation for its spring concert on Jan. 18, in Room 133 of the CSI’s Fine Arts Building. The theme for the concert is “Light and Hope.” Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with a $10 fee. Rehearsals will follow at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 208-733-4482.
CSI announced the cancellation of their upcoming Arts on Tour
- performance of The Peking Acrobats due to a delay in travel documents for the performers. The performance was scheduled to occur Jan. 17. Ticketholders will receive an email with instructions on how to retain a refund for their current tickets. Individuals are also encouraged to call the CSI Box Office at 208-732-6588 or visit in person at 315 Falls Avenue with any questions.
Missoula Children’s Theater is returning and is putting out a call for cast members to perform in “The Princess and the Pea.” Auditions for children ages 5-17 will be at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 15 at the Magic Valley Arts Council’s Sligar Auditorium. There is no cost to participate.
- Two performances of the play will take begin on Jan. 20 with a matinee and evening performance. Tickets will be available at the Magic Valley Arts Council box office window and will be $10 for adults and $5 for youth 12 and under.
- HWY30 Music Fest is hosting a pop-up show with country singer Morgan Wade. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and starts at 7 p.m., Jan 19 at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds. For more information about tickets, go to
The Cassia County Republican Central Committee
- has set their application deadline March 15 for their $1,000 college and trade school scholarships. The committee requires students to send in a current high school transcript, three personal references and a current picture of themselves. They must also complete the following three requirements: attend a public meeting; meet with an elected official; and write a resolution. Students who are interested can check in with their high school counselors, government teachers or BPA advisor for an application. For more information or questions about the application process, send a text to 208-312-5556 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
House Majority Leader, Megan Blanksma, and House Minority Leader, Ilana Rubel, are joining AARP Idaho for a statewide telephone town meeting, at 2 p.m. Jan. 16. They will be discussing legislative session, health care, property tax, and other issues important to Idahoans of all ages. Participants can dial 866-767-0637 to join or live stream it at www.facebook.com/aarpidaho. Questions may also be submitted ahead of time via email at email@example.com
- , or during the Facebook live conversation and on Twitter @AARPIdaho.
Polly Hulsey, Dean of Student Access at the College of Southern Idaho, has earned the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Endorsement from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers. Hulsey is among a group of 73 individuals internationally and the first individual from the state of Idaho to receive the endorsement. Hulsey is receiving the SEM Endorsement Badge through Credly and her name will soon appear in the national registry