Capitol Building (winter)

The Idaho State Capitol building can be seen through the trees of Cecil D. Andrus Park in downtown Boise on Jan. 17.

BOISE — Idaho’s shortage of workers providing direct care to elderly people and those with disabilities exceeds nationwide shortages, leaving those who rely on those services in grim conditions, according to a report released by the Office of Performance Evaluations.

OPE released its findings at a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee meeting Thursday; the office was directed to complete the report by the committee last session and could not release its findings until the committee approved it.

Laura Guido is the Statehouse reporter and covers Idaho politics. You can follow her on Twitter @EyeOnBoiseGuido, email her at and sign up for the Eye on Boise newsletter online.

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