Articles by Bob Nonini

Nonini makes bid for Idaho lieutenant governor

The following article was originally published in The Coeur d’Alene Press on October 11, 2017, by Staff Writter, Maureen Dolan. It has been republished here with express permission from The Coeur d’Alene Press.

COEUR d’ALENE — Sen. Bob Nonini believes his conservative voting record, years of experience and Idaho roots will help him win the Republican nomination for Idaho lieutenant governor in 2018.

Nonini, who grew up in Wallace and has lived in the Coeur d’Alene area for 35 years, filed his candidacy paperwork Tuesday with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office.

A Idaho state senator since 2013, Nonini previously served from 2004 to 2012 in the Idaho House of Representatives.

Nonini, 63, said that at this stage in his career, with an open lieutenant governor’s seat, the time is right for him to seek election to the position.

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Amiah Van Hill with her friend Senator Bob Nonini

Amiah with her friend Senator Bob Nonini on Monday March 13 in the Idaho Capitol. Amiah, a first grader and Cathyanne’s little violin student, won Best of Class for grades 1-4 for Invent Idaho. Her invention is a Dewey Drone, which would file and sort library books.

Weekly Legislative Update (February 20-24)


This last week The Idaho State Senate had the honor of hosting a memorial service for previous State Senators. It took place on the Senate Floor. The Idaho State Senate honored Grant R. Ipsen, Claude J. Burtenshaw, Mark G. Ricks, Kenneth L. Robison, Robert W. Saxvik, John D. Hansen. Many heartfelt and humorous stories were shared about each individual. [Read more…]

What’s going on with STEM in Idaho

Senator Bob Nonini recently interviewed on Idaho Local Edition:

Photos from the recent STEM Matters event during Education Week (all photos by Otto Kitsinger for the Idaho STEM Action Center):

Watch this animation video created at the STEM Matters event. The video was made with Wondermedia Storymaker. Enjoy!!


Weekly Legislative Update (January 30-February 3)


This week the State Controllers Office made a presentation open to the public regarding a new online computer program they will be using. They believe this will far more efficient and significant improvement. It functions somewhat like “a cloud”. Encrypted for security. Additionally it features many tools to make tasks easier to perform.

Thus far this Legislative Session has been wrapping up its review of the administrative rules from the various state agencies. This is valuable process that allows the legislature reject rules or portions of the rules that are unduly burdensome or do not fit with the intent of the code. We have also been reviewing the governor’s appointments of individuals to the various state boards and commissions. We have been moving at a consistent pace. [Read more…]