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  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

    Democrats list key ethics proposals

    BOISE – Minority Democrats in the Idaho Legislature announced three new ethics reform proposals Tuesday and called on Republicans to work with them on the bills – and the Republicans …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012, 4:44 P.M.

    Idaho Dems, GOP both call for more ethics reforms

    Minority Democrats in the Idaho Legislature announced three new ethics reform proposals Tuesday and called on Republicans to work with them on the bills - and the Republicans agreed. The …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012, 1:15 P.M.

    Idaho considers letting big trucks go 75 on freeways

    Big trucks could drive 75 on Idaho’s freeways, just like cars, under legislation introduced in the state Senate Transportation Committee today at the behest of its chairman, Sen. Jim Hammond, …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012, 11:05 A.M.

    Medical marijuana bill introduced in Idaho House

    Medical marijuana legislation was introduced in the Idaho House today, where Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, introduced HB 370 as a personal bill.


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

    AAA pushing for ban on texting while driving

    BOISE – A new statewide survey shows that 87 percent of Idahoans favor a ban on texting while driving – including 78 percent who say they’d strongly support it. “It’s …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2012, 3:31 P.M.

    Poll: 87% of Idahoans favor texting-while-driving ban

    A new statewide survey shows that 87 percent of Idahoans favor a ban on texting while driving – including 78 percent who say they’d strongly support it.


  • MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2012, 2:47 P.M.

    Idaho grocers plead for remedy after $1M in spoiled food

    Idaho’s grocery stores are putting up $100,000 of their own money and asking state lawmakers to change back to multi-day distribution of food stamps each month, after having to throw …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Health committee has plenty to peruse

    BOISE – There was quite the spectacle at the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee’s first meeting last week when chairwoman Rep. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, had legislative pages bring …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

    Democrats roll out proposal for independent ethics panel

    BOISE – While unveiling their draft legislation setting up a new independent state ethics commission Thursday, Democrats in the Idaho Legislature said they hope to have a bipartisan bill within …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012, 10:17 A.M.

    Idaho Dems, GOP to work together on ethics bill

    Idaho Democrats unveiled draft legislation setting up a new independent state ethics commission today, and they also announced that they’ve agreed with GOP leaders to set up a working group, …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

    Caucus chairman in Idaho to keep post

    BOISE – Idaho Senate officials say Republican Sen. John McGee will keep his position as caucus chairman, the fourth-highest-ranking post in the GOP controlled chamber. Republican senators met behind closed …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

    Democrats to unveil new ethics panel bill

    BOISE – Idaho is one of just nine states with no independent ethics commission, but that may soon change. Democrats in the Idaho Legislature will unveil a new ethics commission …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012

    Otter budget doesn’t restore steep cuts

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s budget proposal for next year wouldn’t restore any of the steep cuts the state has made in the past three years of economic downturn, …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012, 12:46 P.M.

    Otter’s budget doesn’t restore cuts

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s budget proposal for next year wouldn’t restore any of the steep budget cuts Idaho’s made in the past three years of economic downturns, with just one …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

    Idaho gov. calls for $45 million in tax cuts

    BOISE - With Idaho’s state budget flush for the first time in years, a cautious Gov. Butch Otter is calling for $45 million in tax cuts next year, a $5 …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012, 1:01 P.M.

    Otter lays out agenda for Idaho lawmakers

    With Idaho’s state budget flush for the first time in years, a cautious Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is calling for $45 million in tax cuts next year, a $5 million …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2012

    Elections, redistricting likely to play big role in Idaho

    BOISE – As Idaho lawmakers head into an election-year session, they’re facing big decisions. Lawmakers and Gov. Butch Otter budgeted so conservatively last year that they’re now sitting on a …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2012

    Hart lawyer says state law trumps feds’ lawsuit

    BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has cited his status as a state legislator numerous times in seeking delays in his court fights over paying state and federal …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2012

    Health insurance exchange OK’d

    BOISE – A joint committee of the Idaho Legislature voted 11-1 Friday to endorse Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed health insurance exchange legislation – a hot issue in the upcoming legislative …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012, 4:04 P.M.

    Idaho legislative panel endorses health exchange bill

    A joint committee of the Idaho Legislature voted 11-1 Friday to endorse the Otter Administration’s proposed health insurance exchange legislation - a hot issue in the upcoming legislative session and …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012

    Idaho Legislative leaders speak in favor of ethics oversight

    BOISE – Idaho legislative leaders from both parties say they favor stronger ethics laws for Idaho lawmakers this year. House Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, who in the past has single-handedly …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012, 12:45 P.M.

    Idaho leaders ready to strengthen ethics laws

    Idaho legislative leaders from both parties say they favor new, stronger ethics laws for Idaho this year. House Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, who in the past has single-handedly blocked new …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011

    Idaho legislators hope for less pain in ’12

    BOISE – Idaho’s headed for a different kind of legislative session in January, one marked less by painful budget cuts and more by political and philosophical battles, key lawmakers said …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011, 4:13 P.M.

    Idaho lawmakers look ahead to political battles

    Idaho’s headed for a different kind of legislative session in January, one marked less by painful budget cuts and more by political and philosophical battles, key lawmakers said Thursday.


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 2010

    Key panel will hear testimony

    BOISE – The powerful joint committee that writes all budget bills in the Idaho Legislature is also the only committee that’s never taken public testimony – but it will this …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010, 2:43 P.M.

    Idaho opens state budget to public input

    The powerful joint committee that writes all budget bills in the Idaho Legislature is also the only committee that’s never taken public testimony - but it will this year. With …


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