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A COVID-19 'vaccine passport'? Local lawmakers urge caution on possibility while also longing for herd immunity

A COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’? Local lawmakers urge caution on possibility while also longing for herd immunity

Companies including Microsoft and IBM have been developing software intended to make it easier to determine whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19. But the prospect of proving one's defenses against the global pandemic has some lawmakers and privacy advocates skittish about the prospect of "vaccine passports," a phenomenon that's existed in some form in the United States since outbreaks of smallpox in the 19th century. 

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Bill would require Legislature’s OK to spend COVID-19 funds

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

The Legislature’s budget committee on Wednesday approved a proposed law requiring that about $2.2 billion coming to Idaho from the latest round of federal coronavirus rescue money must be approved by lawmakers before being spent by state agencies.

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A COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’? Local lawmakers urge caution on possibility while also longing for herd immunity

Companies including Microsoft and IBM have been developing software intended to make it easier to determine whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19. But the prospect of proving one's defenses against the global pandemic has some lawmakers and privacy advocates skittish about the prospect of "vaccine passports," a phenomenon that's existed in some form in the United States since outbreaks of smallpox in the 19th century. 
News >  ID Government

Transportation, tax cuts advance at Idaho Statehouse

UPDATED: Sat., April 10, 2021

BOISE – On what proved to be a long day for the Senate but a short one for the House, Idaho lawmakers on Thursday advanced major legislation on transportation funding and tax cuts, passed an array of bills on everything from dam-breaching to “strong beer,” and failed to override the governor’s first veto of the session.