INL bills advance

Kirkham

A pair of bills meant to aid the proposed small modular reactor project in eastern Idaho easily won the recommendation of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Monday.

Nullification bill fails

Shepherd

Idaho lawmakers rejected a bill Monday that would establish a process for the Idaho Legislature to nullify federal laws, court rulings and executive orders. Most of Idaho Falls’ delegation supported the bill.

Idaho schools budget increased 5.9 percent

Rep. Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, left, co-chairwoman of the Legislature’s joint budget committee, talks with Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, who led a bipartisan group of lawmakers who crafted the public school budget for next year, before the joint panel unanimously approved the budget Monday. Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review

BOISE — Idaho lawmakers on Monday set a public school budget for next year that reflects a 5.9 percent, $100 million increase in state funding next year — and it passed unanimously and with no debate or dissent.

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