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Some legislative proposals made a big splash early in this year’s Idaho legislative session, only to quietly fade away later, and never become law.
An eastern Idaho fourth-grade class wants huckleberry pie to be designated as the official state dessert, and an Idaho House committee – despite some dissent – agreed to introduce the bill on Tuesday.
Four Idaho Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides, as they heard arguments Thursday in a court challenge to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation repealing the state’s sales tax on groceries. Bryan Smith, attorney for a group of 30 legislators who wanted the tax repealed and sued to invalidate the veto, came away confident.
Four Idaho Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides, as they heard arguments Thursday in a court challenge to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation repealing the state’s sales tax on groceries.
When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake. First, there’s the fate of the state’s unpopular 6 percent sales tax on groceries. If the group of 30 lawmakers who sued wins the case, the tax would go away, following a two-year phaseout.
When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter filed to intervene Wednesday in a lawsuit in which his veto of a grocery tax repeal bill is being challenged by state lawmakers, saying it’s both his interest and his duty to stand up for the veto.
Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, proposed new legislation in the House Ways & Means Committee today to allow government agencies to publish legal notices on their websites, if they choose, rather than in a newspaper. Luker said he proposed similar legislation earlier, and the House Local...
In her Sunday column, Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise reports that the 2017 Idaho Legislature is growing restive as the session drags on. A large part of the problem is the antics by state Rep. Heather Scott & allies to delay votes by demanding a full reading of House bills. Another part is lawmakers who want something done about roads.
With what was supposed to be the last day of the session past and no agreement yet on a transportation funding bill between the House and Senate, Idaho lawmakers are growing restive.
When the Idaho House briefly went at ease on Tuesday, Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, was heard on an open mike saying, “We all know our districts. We know that there are some teachers that are clearly overpaid.”
When the House briefly went at ease this morning because the Internet had gone down, preventing members from viewing bills, Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, was heard on an open mike saying, “We all know our districts. We know that there are some teachers that are...
After this morning’s tense fight in the House over Rep. Ron Nate’s bid to pull a bill out of the House Ways & Means Committee, Ways & Means Chairman Robert Anderst, R-Nampa, said, “He got the opportunity to make his case, and he got 13 votes.”...
After much debate and lots of questions, an Idaho House panel rejected legislation Tuesday encouraging the state’s schools to offer elective gun-safety classes.
An Idaho House panel has spiked legislation encouraging public schools to offer gun safety courses as electives.
First, the Bonner County Republican Central Committee passed a resolution supporting Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and asking that her committee assignments be reinstated, after they were revoked following her disparaging comments...