BOISE — The House voted Friday to kill a bill to improve failing schools that was backed by the chairmen of both education committees.
BOISE — A resolution decrying the persecution of Christians worldwide is headed to the House floor.
BOISE — Lawmakers plan to spend time after the session discussing how to pay for Medicaid expansion going forward.
BOISE — One morning in mid-March, Sen. Dave Lent’s day at the started with a quick meeting in his office with his Senate Education Committee colleague Steve Thayn.
BOISE — A bill to add work requirements and other restrictions to the Medicaid expansion voters approved in November passed the Idaho House 45-25 Thursday.
BOISE — A bill that will save millions in taxes for multinational companies that do business in Idaho by aligning the state’s taxes on foreign corporate income with the 2017 federal tax cut flew through the Idaho House on Wednesday.
Idaho National Laboratory and Fluor Idaho have streamlined the process for storing spent nuclear fuel by transferring spent fuel — used to power INL’s Advanced Test Reactor — directly from a cooling canal to dry storage.
BOISE — Despite significant testimony against a bill that would make it much harder to qualify an initiative or referendum for the Idaho ballot, the bill is now headed to the Senate for amendments amid concerns over a potential flaw.
BOISE — A bill to add work requirements and other restrictions to the Medicaid expansion voters passed in November is headed to the House floor.
BOISE — Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, said the state isn’t ready yet to pass anti-discrimination legislation on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, but several community leaders aren’t taking no for an answer.
BOISE — A bill to put some regulations on Idaho bail enforcement agents for the first time is headed to the House floor.
BOISE — A bill to boost judges' pay by almost 3 percent a year is headed to the House floor.
The city of Idaho Falls dumped tens of thousands of dollars last fall into a failed road repaving project, which was meant to be one of several improvements to South Boulevard.
BOISE — A Senate committee voted Monday to block a bill that would have required child protective services workers to inform parents of their legal rights before interviewing them.
BOISE — A bill to legalize hemp in Idaho passed the House overwhelmingly Monday.
The Statehouse is abuzz this morning, after eight Republicans failed to show up for this morning’s House Education Committee meeting — denying the committee a quorum, as it was set to introduce yet another version of a school funding formula bill from its chairman, Rep. Lance Clow, R-Twin Fa…
BOISE — A hearing is expected Wednesday on a new version of a bill to put some limits on Medicaid expansion.
BOISE — This week, the 10th of the 2019 legislative session, state officials and lawmakers:
BOISE — A resolution was introduced in the Idaho House on Friday decrying the persecution of Christians worldwide.
BOISE — With overwhelming support, the House Agricultural Affairs Committee on Thursday approved legislation to legalize the growth, transportation and sale of hemp in Idaho.
BOISE — A bill to extend a program that puts some surplus state money into road maintenance is headed to the Senate floor.
BOISE — The Idaho House voted on Thursday to pass two gun-related bills it has been delaying for the past couple of weeks.
BOISE — A bill to formalize a program to help low-performing schools is headed to the House floor.
BOISE — A bill to send out notices to drivers if their vehicle’s insurance lapses and suspend their registration if they don’t get insurance after being notified passed the Idaho House on Wednesday.
BOISE — A bill to create tax-deductible savings account for first-time homebuyers was introduced into the Idaho Legislature on Wednesday.
BOISE — House Speaker Scott Bedke said there are not enough votes to repeal Proposition 2 — the Medicaid expansion that 61 percent of voters passed in November — nor are there enough to pass a version with work requirements or a version without them.
BOISE — With full support Tuesday, a bill that would impose Idaho’s first-ever restrictions on local bounty hunters has passed the Senate.
BOISE — A bill to boost starting teacher pay in Idaho to $40,000 a year over the next two years is heading to Gov. Brad Little’s desk.
BOISE — A bill to let Bear Lake County raise taxes to build a new courthouse is headed to the Senate floor.
BOISE — A bill to shift fuel tax revenue from the Idaho State Police into roads failed to pass the Senate by a single vote Tuesday.
BOISE — The Idaho House voted 38-30 Tuesday to reject a bill that would have made it optional, rather than required, for counties to have plans governing land use in unincorporated areas.
BOISE — The House Education Committee has voted to block a bill that would have encouraged teachers to stay in rural districts.
BOISE — Last week, the ninth of the 2019 legislative session, state officials and lawmakers:
BOISE — About 50 people testified at a hearing Friday on a proposal to add some restrictions to Medicaid expansion, and all but two urged lawmakers unambiguously not to do it.
Starting next month, all Ammon residents will begin seeing major changes in their water bills.
BOISE — A bill that would boost the amount of sales tax money that goes into paying for roads could see a major change in the Senate.
BOISE — Some members of the House Judiciary committee fired the first salvo Thursday in what could be a battle with the Senate over Idaho’s mandatory minimum sentencing law.
BOISE — A resolution to study the effects of climate change on Idaho's natural resources barely made it past an introductory hearing Thursday morning.
BOISE — A bill to require parents to actively opt their children into sex education passed the Idaho House on a party-line vote Wednesday.
BOISE — Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney forgot to budget for the 2020 presidential primary, creating an unpleasant $2 million surprise for legislative budget writers who set his office’s budget on Wednesday.
BOISE — A hearing has been set for Friday morning on a bill to seek a federal waiver to add work requirements to Medicaid expansion and put other restrictions on the program.
Gov. Brad Little announced Friday a new partnership between the state of Idaho and the SANS Institute, a for-profit company that provides cybersecurity training for government and commercial clients.
BOISE — To comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s South Dakota vs. Wayfair Inc. decision, which allows states to collect internet sales and use tax, legislation was introduced on Tuesday that could bring an additional $30 million to a new Idaho tax relief fund.
BOISE — A bill to shift the share of funding Idaho State Police gets from the fuel tax into roadwork has passed the Senate Transportation Committee.
BOISE — The Idaho House has overwhelmingly approved seven bills to fund the public school system next year.
BOISE — Idaho homeowners would no longer see their homeowner’s property tax exemption shrink as home values soar, under bipartisan legislation introduced in a House committee on Tuesday.
BOISE — A bill to reduce the number of times public notices need to appear in print and also require them to be posted online is on hold for the year.
BOISE — A bill to let 18- to 21-year-olds carry concealed handguns without a permit in city limits is headed to the House floor.
BOISE — The Idaho House voted 48-21 Monday to give judges the option of giving lower sentences than the current mandatory minimums in drug trafficking cases.
BOISE — A young candidate is seeking to unseat incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter and become the first openly gay mayor of Boise.
BOISE — The House State Affairs Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would reduce the number of times public notices need to be published in a newspaper and move more of them online.
BOISE — A bill has been introduced to put work requirements on Medicaid expansion enrollees and other limits on voter-approved Medicaid expansion.
Legislation to make it much harder to qualify a voter initiative for the ballot was introduced Monday morning in the Senate State Affairs Committee, at the behest of freshman Sen. C. Scott Grow, R-Eagle.
BOISE — Last week, the eighth of the 2019 legislative session, state officials and lawmakers: