Stories tagged: Vito Barbieri
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
Idaho bill to designate huckleberry pie as official state dessert has ‘pie-partisan’ support
An eastern Idaho fourth-grade class wants huckleberry pie to be designated as the official state dessert, and an Idaho House committee – despite some dissent – agreed to introduce the …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
Eye on Boise: Lawmakers say they want to ease state licensing rules
More than a dozen GOP lawmakers announced last week that they’re forming a “Regulatory Reform Joint Subcommittee” to examine the rules and regulations of state occupational licensing boards and look …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Idaho House committee kills disclosure bill
An Idaho House committee on Wednesday killed legislation from its own chairman – endorsed unanimously by a
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers’ 2017 session travel expenses came to $107K; Rep. Vito Barbieri’s tab was highest
Idaho lawmakers have billed state taxpayers roughly $107,000 so far this year for travel expenses accrued during the 2017 legislative session. The Associated Press obtained the information through a public …
Sun., March 26, 2017
Key Idaho lawmaker: Vito Barbieri
Vito Barbieri Hometown: Dalton Gardens
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Idaho House passes school budget with just handful of dissenters
The Idaho House passed all seven bills that make up the K-12 public schools budget on Monday with no debate and just a handful of “no” votes.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Idaho House reluctantly votes to repeal invalidated anti-abortion laws
Legislation to repeal two Idaho laws forbidding abortion-inducing drugs from being prescribed via telemedicine – after a court found the 2015 laws unconstitutional – passed the Idaho House Wednesday on …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Reluctant Idaho lawmakers forward a bill to outlaw gambling machines that bring $3 million a year to state coffers
A reluctant House State Affairs Committee voted 10-5 Thursday to forward legislation to outlaw the Idaho Lottery’s “TouchTab” vending machines to the full House, but without the customary recommendation that …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Proposed law in Idaho would discourage sanctuary cities and direct law enforcement to question people’s immigration status
BOISE – An Idaho legislative committee took action directed at sanctuary cities on Monday even though the state doesn’t have any.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Races in heavily GOP district feature conservative Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri
North Idaho’s legislative District 2 is among the most conservative in the state, and GOP incumbents Vito Barbieri and Eric Redman are hoping to keep it that way.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Democrat challenges Rep. Barbieri in heavily GOP North Idaho district
No Democrat has represented North Idaho’s legislative District 2 since 1994, but newly retired St. Maries teacher Kathy Kahn thinks she’s got a shot, in her challenge to third-term Rep. …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 6:41 a.m.
Republican Idaho lawmaker bloc often votes ‘no’ on appropriations
Every year a bloc of lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature votes against billions of dollars in spending for routine functions of state government, and this year was no exception.
Mon., March 21, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Idaho House overwhelmingly OKs school budget, though Barbieri worries taxpayers can’t afford it
A public school budget that makes way for a 7.4 percent funding increase passed the Idaho House overwhelmingly on Monday, though one North Idaho lawmaker voted against all seven pieces …
Sun., March 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: At least she knows female anatomy
Democrat Kathy (Kraack) Kahn says she’s has a distinct advantage over Republican incumbent Vito Barbieri: She knows how a female’s anatomy works. During the 2015 session, Barbieri, a Republican legislator …
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho homeowner’s exemption could lose inflation index
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Sun., May 17, 2015
Solving the puzzle of lawmakers’ differing airfares
Perhaps the most puzzling part of the Associated Press report last week that showed two North Idaho lawmakers were the biggest spenders on travel during the most recent legislative session …
Sun., May 3, 2015
Huckleberries: Near-disaster at Christmas showed me Frank Henderson’s calm
My favorite personal story about the late Frank Henderson involves a holiday invitation that he and his late first wife, Lillian, extended to my family in December 1986. Mrs. O, …
Sun., March 29, 2015
Eye on Boise: Rep. Barbieri hosts lunch on ‘True Face of Islam’
After gathering more than a dozen lawmakers for lunch in a Statehouse meeting room last week to hear a presentation titled “The True Face of Islam in Idaho,” Rep. Vito …
Fri., March 20, 2015
Idaho ban on ‘instant racing’ one step closer
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers shot down a plan for a new state Gaming Commission on Thursday, and instead advanced to the full House a proposal to ban “instant racing” – …
Sun., March 1, 2015
Huckleberries: In battle of wits, Barbieri fell on his own sword
Last week wasn’t an easy one for uberconservative Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens. He made headlines from the Northwest to the New York Times for a question he asked …
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Too quick to mock lawmaker for anatomy query
As someone who initially gloried in the apparent idiocy of Vito Barbieri and his tiny-camera question, I think it might be time for a second opinion: Vito was wronged. Barbieri …
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri’s abortion question stirs up social media
BOISE – A North Idaho lawmaker drew national attention Monday when he received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Lawmakers rebuke proposal to increase fines for violating Open Meeting Law
BOISE – A sharp increase in fines for violating the Idaho Open Meeting Law proposed by a representative from Idaho Falls ran into a buzz saw of opposition Thursday. Rep. …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015
University of Idaho president proposes pay increase, tuition freeze
University of Idaho President Chuck Staben made waves in Boise last week by asking lawmakers to fully fund the 3 percent raises proposed for university employees next year – and …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Lawmakers’ fear, as seen in salamander saga, has real effects
It’s all well and good for those of us here on earth to make fun of Idaho’s lawmakers for their rejection of an eighth-grader’s request to declare the Idaho giant …
Sun., Jan. 25, 2015
Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene tree trim reveals open vista
Coeur d’Alene no longer has the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding a clear-cut of trees along its waterfront Dike Road. But the city is busy removing dozens of pines …
Fri., May 16, 2014
In latest example of GOP split, Idaho governor backs challengers to five incumbents
BOISE – Republican legislators rejecting their party’s incumbent governor for Tuesday’s primary election now face a powerful obstacle in their re-election bids. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has endorsed candidates in …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
Idaho lawmakers could lose wage garnishment protection
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers would lose a long-standing protection from wage garnishment if legislation introduced Thursday becomes law. Lawmakers and other elected officials are exempt from having their wages garnished …
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014
Barbieri’s tally on Idaho spending recalibrated
Every day that the Idaho House passes a spending bill, Rep. Vito Barbieri says he’ll chime in to give the public a running count of the damages. “Taxpayers will be …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2014
Huckleberries: Ex-Mayor Steve Judy’s dilemma recast in ‘Coeur d’Alene’ play
The play “Coeur d’Alene” by Arizonan Lisa Jayne is based on events in the Lake City in 1998 when Steve Judy was a 27-year-old mayor. It focuses on Judy’s handling …