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Eye On Boise 2017 Idaho Legislature archive

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

Group of lawmakers files suit over grocery tax repeal veto

A group of 30 lawmakers, including some legislative leaders, is urging the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a nearly 40-year-old ruling on when the governor can veto a bill. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, lawmakers contend that Gov. Butch Otter violated the Idaho Constitution earlier this year when he vetoed a proposal that would...

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MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017


TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

Otter vetoes grocery tax repeal, saying costs 'too high' 11 

The governor of Idaho has vetoed a legislative measure that would have repealed the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries, the AP reports. Gov. Butch Otter rejected the tax repeal Tuesday evening. Otter wrote in his veto message that the costs of the proposal are too high and the potential for imminent financial need too great...

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Idaho governor allows $320M road plan to become law

A frustrated Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter allowed a $320 million transportation funding plan to become law on Tuesday, despite lodging multiple criticisms against key aspects of the measure, the AP reports. "Transportation has been one of the central focuses and primary frustrations of my three terms as governor," Otter wrote in his transmittal...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017


FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017


MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017





FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017


THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

A look at what lawmakers did, didn't accomplish... 

Idaho lawmakers closed out the 2017 legislative session Wednesday, finishing the year by passing a contentious repeal of the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries while clearing a sweeping transportation funding plan. Yet this session was also marked by what the Legislature couldn't complete. Lawmakers backed away from addressing...

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