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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016


Gov. Butch Otter, center discusses Idaho's just-concluded legislative session on Monday; from left are Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, and on the right, House GOP Caucus Chair Rep. John VanderWoude, R-Meridian. (AP/Idaho Statesman / Katherine Jones)

Otter lauds session's education advances

Here is Gov. Butch Otter’s full end-of-session statement, released at the end of his news conference today; Otter lauded legislative accomplishments on K-12 and higher education, STEM education, school safety, new mental health crisis centers and public defense reform: EDUCATION, K-THROUGH-CAREER EFFORTS ADVANCED BY 2016...

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The session that was; full story... 

Here’s my full Sunday story on this year’s legislative session, including North Idaho lawmakers’ and legislative leaders’ reflections on what did and didn’t get accomplished. BOISE – Idaho lawmakers addressed an array of long-festering issues in the legislative session they wrapped up Friday, from a...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016


FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016



From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Bill Dentzer, Kevin Richert and co-host Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” looks at the 11th and final week of this year’s legislative session, including an overview of the week’s developments; an interview with Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis; an interview with Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett about health care and Add the Words;...

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House wraps up business, prepares to adjourn

After passing the urban renewal bill as amended, the House is now preparing to adjourn sine die. Members have honored retiring Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, who is ill and not here today, with both a poem and presentation of the flag that flew over...

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House concurs in Senate amendments to urban renewal bill

HB 606a, the urban renewal bill, has come up in the House for consideration of concurrence in the Senate amendments. Rep. Rick Youngblood, R-Nampa, explained that the Senate first added amendments to the much-amended House-passed. “After considerable discussion with the cities, the cities decided that...

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