Stories tagged: Scott Bedke
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Um, who’s the acting governor of Idaho?
There was a bit of confusion as to who was acting governor of Idaho on Tuesday, as the governor’s office initially reported that the first three in the line of …
Sun., March 12, 2017
Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers wrap up state agency budget-setting, focus on education
The Legislature’s joint budget committee finished setting state agency budgets on Friday, appropriating more than $3.4 billion for next year, a 5.4 percent increase from this year’s budget.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke says stalker’s false account twisted in Redoubt News report
Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke said Monday that a former House committee secretary stalked him in 2013, when his wife was undergoing cancer treatment, and attempted to extort money from …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Legislative leaders say Idaho’s work to close health coverage gap isn’t ending
The work of examining alternatives to close Idaho’s health coverage gap isn’t over.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Idaho health coverage gap can be closed, lawmakers believe
Idaho’s top House and Senate leaders expressed optimism Friday that a new legislative panel can help state lawmakers resolve their differences and find a way to cover the 78,000 Idahoans …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.
‘All business’ approach will compete with pre-election posturing in Idaho Legislature
BOISE – When the Idaho Legislature convenes Monday, it will face a push-pull between two competing goals for the session: A desire for a quick, “all-business” session that wraps up …
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015
Idaho lawmakers pledge to open up tax discussions
Idaho lawmakers say there will be no more secret meetings of a group working on state tax policy – all meetings from this point on will be open to the …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers tax talks draw criticism
Watchers of the Idaho Legislature are reeling over the news that a panel of state lawmakers from both houses has been meeting all summer to discuss tax policy and tax …
Wed., May 20, 2015
Idaho Gov. Otter signs child support legislation
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed newly passed child support enforcement legislation into law Tuesday and praised lawmakers who overwhelmingly passed the bill in a one-day special session Monday. …
Sun., April 19, 2015
Accomplishments, or not, of Idaho legislative session
BOISE – By the end of Idaho’s legislative session, lawmakers had reversed years of bitter dissension over school reform and passed a $125 million, five-year plan to boost teacher pay; …
Thu., March 26, 2015
Idaho bill raises gas tax, cuts grocery sales tax and credit
BOISE – Idaho House Republican leaders introduced complicated legislation Wednesday to make big changes in Idaho’s tax system – lowering the top income tax rate, removing the sales tax from …
Sun., March 8, 2015
Eye on Boise: Education top priority before close of Idaho Legislature
House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill say the Idaho Legislature can still wrap up its session by March 27, as long as it addresses education funding. …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
North Idaho loses power in new Legislature
BOISE – When the Idaho Legislature convenes in January, it’ll have just one committee chairman from North Idaho: new House Business Committee Chairman Vito Barbieri of Dalton Gardens. “I look …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2014
Idaho’s 2014 legislative session underscored by election
BOISE – Three big issues – education, health care and prisons – loom over Idaho lawmakers as they convene their legislative session Monday. But at the same time, every seat …
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
Idaho’s House speaker presses labor chief on how to rise above bottom-rung wages
BOISE – Idaho has the worst wages in the nation. The Famous Potatoes state ranks 50th for average annual wage, per-capita income and wage increases since 2007. It also has …
Sun., March 24, 2013
Eye on Boise: Lawmakers hear of Medicaid expansion’s upside
BOISE – Idaho’s House and Senate Health and Welfare committees heard rather stunning figures Friday, including this one: A University of Idaho economist estimates that Idaho’s economy would get a …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
Idaho House deposes Speaker Denney
BOISE – Three-term Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, arguably the most powerful member of the Idaho Legislature, lost his leadership post Wednesday night to rival Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, in …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 8:34 p.m.
Idaho House speaker Denney ousted
Three-term Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, arguably the most powerful member of the Idaho Legislature, lost his leadership post tonight to rival Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, in a dramatic political …