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Lawmakers question Ybarra’s engagement, absences during legislative session

Key education lawmakers say they rarely met with state superintendent Sherri Ybarra during the 2018 legislative session, and that Ybarra’s lack of engagement hinders her effectiveness, Idaho EdNews reports. The House co-chair of the joint budget committee said she met with Ybarra just once during the...

Governor allows trespassing bill to become law without his signature

Gov. Butch Otter has allowed HB 658a, the controversial trespassing law, to become law without his signature; you can read his transmittal letter here. "The myriad problems and bad actors plaguing the agricultural community and other large landowners need to be addressed," Otter wrote. "However, this legislation...

Otter vetoes charter school administrators bill

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the charter school administrator certification bill, HB 566a. The amended bill passed the Senate 23-10 and the House 58-11; the original bill passed the House 49-18. The measure would set up a new certification for charter school administrators that lacks...