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Idaho lawmakers talk taxes, ballot initiatives and hemp

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Friday he’s already sent a message about making the state’s ballot initiative process tougher by vetoing a bill last year, but fellow Republican and House Speaker Scott Bedke said he’ll be surprised if new legislation isn’t introduced this year.

28 Idaho lawmakers oppose Boise State diversity programs

A group of 28 Idaho Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to Boise State University criticizing the school’s efforts to aid underrepresented minority students because the lawmakers say the programs increase costs and go against the “Idaho way.”

Eye on Boise: New tax commission chief comes from the business world

Tom Harris came from the business world, not the tax world, to his new post as chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission. But the former longtime president of Western States Equipment – he was there for 45 years – isn’t planning a big revamp for the agency.

Governor proposes cuts to Idaho administrative rules

Gov. Brad Little is taking public comments on his plan to cut or simplify regulations in what he says are a third of all chapters in the state’s administrative rules book. The Republican on Tuesday released what he proposes to retain and cut in the Idaho Administrative Code, and is taking public comments through June 11.

Idaho Legislature wraps up session that ends with acrimony

The Idaho Legislature has wrapped up business amid acrimony between the House and Senate. The two chambers adjourned for the year Thursday, but not before the Senate killed legislation that would have provided money to build better offices for representatives in the Statehouse.