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Grocery tax repeal bill to get House committee review

HB 67a, the grocery tax repeal bill, will be referred to a House committee for a review of the Senate amendments, House Speaker Scott Bedke says. The committee then would typically make a recommendation to the full House to either concur not concur in the...

Bedke: Moyle’s anti-regional transit bill won’t proceed

House Speaker Scott Bedke has referred Majority Leader Mike Moyle’s bill to undermine regional transportation authorities around the state back to the Ways & Means Committee, rather than assigning it to a germane committee for a possible hearing. Asked about it, Bedke said, “That means...

House stalls over bill-reading question…

When there was another objection to waiving full reading of a bill in the House – this time for the next bill up, regarding children's mental health – House Speaker Scott Bedke put the House at ease. “You’re all in receipt of an email,” he told...

Moyle targets regional cooperative efforts on transit in last-minute bill

House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, pushed new legislation in the House Ways & Means Committee this morning aimed at undercutting regional public transportation authorities across the state, because he said highway districts shouldn’t ever be involved in mass transit. “That’s not a function of...

Idaho Senate backs grocery tax repeal, 25-10

Idaho would remove its 6 percent sales tax from groceries in June 2018, if legislation passed by the Idaho Senate on a decisive 25-10 vote Wednesday becomes law.

Deal to purchase HP campus passes House, 65-5

Showing how quickly legislation can move at the tail end of a legislative session, HCR 29, on the state buying the H-P campus in West Boise, came up in the full House this morning – the same morning it emerged from committee – and passed...