BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued his first veto of the 2021 legislative session, refusing to sign a bill involving the responsibilities of the chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission.
The Panhandle Board of Health rescinded the region's mask mandate at their meeting on Thursday.
All Panhandle residents age 16 and older can get vaccinated now, while all Idahoans will be eligible in just a couple weeks.
As the one-year anniversary of Idaho’s first reported case of COVID-19 approached, the Idaho Statesman asked Gov. Brad Little what he wished he’d known about how the pandemic would unfold in Idaho.
The House Education Committee approved a bill from Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls, that would place more restrictions on school clubs and organizations. They gave it a do-pass recommendation on Thursday and sent it to the second reading calendar in the House.
A proposed law to make Kootenai County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” gained no traction among county lawmakers earlier this week, with one commissioner dismissing the effort as a right-wing political stunt.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Land Board on Tuesday voted to oppose a proposed law backed by Republican lawmakers that would ban the attorney general’s office from representing the state department of lands.
BOISE – Legislation intended to shield Idaho businesses, schools and government entities from lawsuits if someone catches COVID-19 headed to the governor’s desk on Tuesday.
BOISE – Legislation to prohibit mask mandates by government entities in Idaho headed to the House on Monday.
A decision by an Idaho legislative committee that may end the sale of Powerball tickets in that state later this year might wind up being a boon to Washington stores along the border every time the major multistate lottery has a big jackpot.
BOISE – Idaho House Republican leaders introduced a new tax cut proposal Friday, calling for $169 million in ongoing income tax relief, plus a one-time, $220 million tax rebate.
BOISE – The first significant piece of legislation aimed at trimming a governor’s powers during declared emergencies while increasing the Legislature’s power cleared the Senate on Friday and is headed to the House.
BOISE — Lawmakers on a Senate panel on Friday introduced a new version of legislation that would outlaw abortions in Idaho after fetal heartbeats are detected.
BOISE – Republican Rep. Bruce Skaug said he received a positive COVID-19 test Friday.
The Idaho House on Thursday approved a measure allowing certain school employees to carry concealed guns at school.
BOISE – A House panel on Wednesday introduced legislation intended to give Idaho lawmakers veto power over federal government actions and federal court decisions.
The House State Affairs Committee voted 11-2 along party lines to approve Rep. Chad Christensen’s latest bill to allow employees of a public school district, “with an enhanced concealed weapons license, to carry a concealed weapon on school property.” The favorable vote on Tuesday came despite strong opposition from both law enforcement and school boards.
Idaho would be required to pay parents who pull their kids out of public school because the school isn’t providing in-person instruction at least four days a week, under legislation that passed the House Wednesday on a 55-15 vote.
Idaho lawmakers fearing foreign participation in the Powerball lottery killed legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed the game with huge jackpots to continue in the state after a run of more than 30 years.
BOISE – Legislation to make it illegal to demonstrate at private residences in Idaho was defeated Tuesday in the state House.
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