A joint memorial calling on Congress to review the environmental assessment process for transportation projects to allow for more public input is headed to the full Senate.

The Idaho House has passed a resolution recognizing hydropower as "the state's greatest renewable resource" and as "a carbon-free, inexpensive electrical power source and as an economic driver for tourism, recreation and agriculture in Idaho."

Some interesting hearings are scheduled for Thursday at the Legislature, including an introductory hearing on a bill to repeal the Medicaid expansion initiative voters passed in November and a full hearing on a bill to raise the age of marriage in Idaho.

Nathan Brown

Capitol Letters features Brown's up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2019 legislative session.