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MONDAY, FEB. 19, 2018





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School budget-setting on tap...

This morning, the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee will set the single largest piece of Idaho’s state budget – the K-12 public schools budget. Here, JFAC Co-Chair Rep. Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, talks with Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, who is among the JFAC members who’s been crafting...

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Bill proposes mental health exception in felony battery law

An Idaho lawmaker has proposed inserting a mental health exception in a 2014 felony battery law that protects health care workers. The Idaho Statesman reports Republican State Rep. Christy Perry last week introduced a bill that would amend the law so that it cannot be used to charge people who were in treatment...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 16, 2018

From left, Dan Chadwick, Cynthia Sewell, host Melissa Davlin and Betsy Russell on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television, on Feb. 26, 2018. (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, host Melissa Davlin interviews House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise; and reports on how Idaho counties are grappling with problems bringing their courthouses into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Also, the show features comments from...

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House State Affairs agrees to introduce new statewide conflict-of-interest disclosure bill; only Giddings, Barbieri dissent

New conflict-of-interest disclosure legislation – which would require filings for all candidates and office-holders, disclosing their occupation and employer and other potential conflicts of interest, but not income – was introduced in the House State Affairs Committee today with just two “no” votes. The vote...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 15, 2018







Busy, busy, busy...

This year’s legislative session seems to be moving at breakneck speed, with lots and lots going on; that certainly was true yesterday, and it is again today. Among the items in store today, just this morning: The House State Affairs Committee’s 8 a.m. meeting will...

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