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UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Idaho Senate passes big tax-cut bill, sends to governor

The Idaho Senate approved a $200 million income tax-cut bill Thursday on a 26-9 vote, sending the House-passed measure to the governor’s desk.


Eye on Boise: Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane won’t seek re-election

Idaho state Treasurer Ron Crane has announced that he won’t seek re-election in 2018 to a sixth term, and will retire instead.


Legislative leaders say Idaho’s work to close health coverage gap isn’t ending

The work of examining alternatives to close Idaho’s health coverage gap isn’t over.


Independent Evan McMullin – in dead heat with Trump and Clinton in Utah – makes campaign push into Idaho

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, a Mormon who’s offering himself as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump, had such large, overflow crowds at his two eastern Idaho rallies last weekend …


Idaho health coverage gap can be closed, lawmakers believe

Idaho’s top House and Senate leaders expressed optimism Friday that a new legislative panel can help state lawmakers resolve their differences and find a way to cover the 78,000 Idahoans …


‘All business’ approach will compete with pre-election posturing in Idaho Legislature

BOISE – When the Idaho Legislature convenes Monday, it will face a push-pull between two competing goals for the session: A desire for a quick, “all-business” session that wraps up …


GOP should consult states for a health care checkup

States realize erasing Obamacare with no alternative is bad medicine.


Idaho Gov. Otter signs child support legislation

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed newly passed child support enforcement legislation into law Tuesday and praised lawmakers who overwhelmingly passed the bill in a one-day special session Monday. …


Eye on Boise: Education top priority before close of Idaho Legislature

House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill say the Idaho Legislature can still wrap up its session by March 27, as long as it addresses education funding. …


Idaho lawmakers get ethics training

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers will undergo four hours of ethics training today, in a mandatory session for all 105 senators and representatives. It’s the second straight year the mandatory ethics …


Eye on Boise: Records request made for Otter’s public records order

BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter seemed a bit surprised that he’d already received a public records request for documents related to his move to create a public records ombudsman position …


Idaho’s 2014 legislative session underscored by election

BOISE – Three big issues – education, health care and prisons – loom over Idaho lawmakers as they convene their legislative session Monday. But at the same time, every seat …


Idaho lawmakers to receive formal ethics training

BOISE – After a string of ethical lapses and questions about Idaho lawmakers’ conduct, new lawmakers will face something unprecedented when they arrive in Boise for their organizational session next …


Eye on Boise: PAC didn’t overlook Nonini when making donations

BOISE – In practically every legislative district in Idaho where there’s a contested race – and even one where there’s not – the Senate Republican PAC has made a campaign …


Idaho senator repays state for letter to GOP voters

Campaign finance reports show that Idaho state Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, has reimbursed the Senate for the cost of an end-of-session letter she sent out to Republican voters that touted …


New district gets state-funded mailing

Kris Sabo, of Sagle, was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


Idaho senator sends state-funded letter to new district

Kris Sabo of Sagle was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


Democrats roll out proposal for independent ethics panel

BOISE – While unveiling their draft legislation setting up a new independent state ethics commission Thursday, Democrats in the Idaho Legislature said they hope to have a bipartisan bill within …


Budget crunch dominates talk among Idaho lawmakers

BOISE – There’s a desperate edge to the talk in Boise as Idaho’s legislative session approaches. “It’s not going to be a fun place to be in the Capitol this …


Idaho lawmakers pick legislative leadership

BOISE – Coeur d’Alene Rep. Bob Nonini’s bid to join the Idaho House GOP leadership fell short Wednesday night, but there were shakeups elsewhere as Idaho lawmakers met in closed …


Allred’s tax reform role attacked

BOISE – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred in 2006 played a major part in boosting a tax break for Idaho homeowners that’s reduced their annual payments, despite a Republican attack …