Stories tagged: 2013 Idaho Legislature
Wed., March 20, 2013
Idaho House OKs cut in personal property tax
BOISE – The Idaho House voted 67-2 on Tuesday to eliminate the personal property tax on equipment for about 90 percent of Idaho businesses, favoring a plan by counties instead …
Wed., March 20, 2013
House approves cookie tax exemption
BOISE – The Idaho House has voted 59-11 in favor of removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax on Girl Scout cookies. Idaho and Hawaii are the only states that …
Tue., March 19, 2013, 4:10 p.m.
Idaho House passes Girl Scouts cookie tax exemption
BOISE – The Idaho House has voted 59-11 in favor of removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax from Girl Scout cookies.
Tue., March 19, 2013
Bill challenges Idaho tribal casinos
BOISE – Gambling opponents in the Idaho Legislature launched a new attack Monday on tribal casinos in Idaho. Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robert Bakes, a gambling opponent, introduced a …
Tue., March 19, 2013
Panel passes heavy-load bill
BOISE – Legislation to open nonfreeway routes in Idaho to extra-heavy trucks passed a state House committee over the objections of the two North Idaho lawmakers. The bill now moves …
Mon., March 18, 2013, 6:12 p.m.
Idaho panel backs extra-heavy trucks statewide
An Idaho House committee has approved legislation that could open any non-freeway route in the state to extra-heavy trucks of up to 129,000 pounds, over the objections of the two …
Mon., March 18, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
New bill targets tribal gaming in Idaho
Gambling opponents launched a new attack on tribal casinos in Idaho on Monday on moral grounds, introducing legislation calling for a state-funded legal challenge, declaring tribal gaming machines unconstitutional and …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Eye on Boise: Private school tax break plan heads to House vote
BOISE – Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, says he believes his bill to provide $10 million a year in tax credits for scholarships to private schools would prompt 2,622 Idaho …
Thu., March 14, 2013, 10:12 a.m.
Idaho lawmakers call for crackdown on TV indecency
BOISE - Idaho legislators want the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on TV portrayals of premarital sex, including people joking about sex, lying in bed together or undressing.
Thu., March 14, 2013
Health exchange moves to Idaho Senate
BOISE – North Idaho representatives split 7-7 late Wednesday as the Idaho House, after a feisty seven-hour debate, approved Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal for a state-based health insurance exchange on …
Wed., March 13, 2013, 5:35 p.m.
Idaho House backs Otter’s exchange
North Idaho representatives split 7-7 late Wednesday, as the Idaho House, after a feisty seven-hour debate, approved Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal for a state-based health insurance exchange on a 41-29 …
Wed., March 13, 2013
Idaho X-ray tech bill not seeing light of day
BOISE – Idaho is one of six states with no training or certification requirements for those who run X-rays on medical patients, from simple pictures to CT scans and other …
Tue., March 12, 2013, 12:36 p.m.
Idaho bill to license X-ray techs stalls
Idaho is one of just six states with no training or certification requirements whatever for workers who run X-rays on patients, from simple pictures to CT scans and other complicated …
Tue., March 12, 2013
Initiative limits bill clears Idaho Senate
BOISE – A bill making it tougher to put initiatives on the ballot cleared the Idaho Senate on Monday. Supporters of the legislation, which also apply to referenda, insist the …
Mon., March 11, 2013, 1:51 p.m.
Scouts persuade House panel to back cookie tax break
Girl Scouts from age 9 to adult appealed to an Idaho House committee on Monday to lift the state’s sales tax from their annual cookie sale, and they won over …
Mon., March 11, 2013, 12:27 p.m.
Idaho Senate backs making ballot measures tougher
The Idaho Senate voted today to make it tougher for initiatives or referenda to qualify for the state’s ballot, while saying repeatedly that the move had nothing to do with …
Sun., March 10, 2013
Eye on Boise: Universities get ‘small step’ toward deferred maintenance
BOISE – At the start of this year’s session, Idaho’s legislative budget writers heard a report on deferred maintenance at the state’s public universities, complete with shocking pictures showing rotting …
Thu., March 7, 2013
Idaho Senate says yes to heavier trucks, more routes
BOISE – Any route in Idaho other than interstate freeways would potentially be fair game for extra-heavy trucks under legislation that passed the Idaho Senate on Wednesday. Numerous North Idaho …
Wed., March 6, 2013, 1:28 p.m.
Senate backs opening North Idaho routes to heavy trucks
Any route in Idaho – other than interstate freeways – would potentially be fair game for extra-heavy trucks, under legislation that passed the Idaho Senate on Wednesday on a 22-13 …
Tue., March 5, 2013
Panel backs restoring teacher pay
BOISE – Idaho would restore cuts to state funding for teacher salaries made over the past three years under a public schools budget set Monday by a legislative committee. Five …
Mon., March 4, 2013, 1:31 p.m.
Idaho may restore some teacher pay cuts
Teachers stand to see wages bolstered under a plan approved Monday by legislative budget writers who favored unwinding a 2-year-old freeze on the system that helps set their pay, as …
Sun., March 3, 2013
Eye on Boise: Federal cuts get panel’s attention
BOISE – A blizzard of numbers was presented to legislative budget writers Friday on the potential impact of the federal sequestration cuts on the state. Overall, it showed a potential …
Fri., March 1, 2013
Extra-big trucks get approval of panel
BOISE – Despite opposition from numerous North Idaho elected officials, an Idaho Senate committee on Thursday narrowly approved legislation to allow extra-heavy trucks on roads statewide. Under the bill, proposed …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, 4:06 p.m.
Idaho looks at allowing extra-heavy trucks up north
Over opposition from numerous North Idaho elected officials, an Idaho Senate committee on Thursday narrowly approved legislation to allow extra-heavy trucks – up to 129,000 pounds – statewide.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
12-year-old wins support for Idaho amphibian proposal
BOISE – An Idaho House committee was bowled over Wednesday by one of the most persuasive pitches for a bill so far this legislative session – and it came from …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
Sixth-grader pitches new Idaho state amphibian
An Idaho House committee was bowled over today by one of the most persuasive pitches for a bill so far this legislative session – and it came from a 12-year-old.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
Charter school funding moves along to House
BOISE – Idaho would help out charter schools with their building costs under legislation that cleared a House committee Tuesday, but it would come at the expense of the state’s …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013, 2:34 p.m.
Idaho mulls funding building costs for charter schools
Idaho would help out charter schools with their building costs under legislation that cleared a House committee Tuesday, but it would come at the expense of the state’s other schools.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013
Idaho bill would ban any legal marijuana
BOISE – Idaho senators voted along party lines Monday to declare that their state should never legalize marijuana for any purpose, but rejected another measure calling for a federal crackdown …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013
Kootenai Medical Center says worker attacks rising
BOISE – Kootenai Medical Center says its workers are being violently assaulted more frequently – to the point that the Coeur d’Alene hospital wants to make any attack on a …