Stories tagged: idaho government
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
Eye on Boise: Climate change troubling, but U.S. already doing more than other countries, Idaho senator says
At the close of Idaho Sen. Jim Risch’s recent foreign policy speech in Boise, a Boise State University political science student asked him about climate change.
Sat., July 27, 2019
If Idaho state workers’ pay raises are dependent on performance, why do directors and agency heads get 3% across the board?
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019
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 …
Sun., June 9, 2019
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 …
Sun., May 26, 2019
A legislative interim committee has scheduled four meetings between now and November, with the first on June 17, to “evaluate the effectiveness of Medicaid eligibility expansion and its impact on …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
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 …
Fri., May 10, 2019
Idaho Gov. Brad Little has appointed Steven W. Boyce as a 7th District Court judge in southeastern Idaho.
Sun., May 5, 2019
Idaho’s economy is booming, Sen. Jim Risch said Friday, saying, “We’ve been extremely successful. I liken it to the dog that has caught the car.”
Sat., May 4, 2019
Idaho’s governor on Friday announced the pardoning of two men convicted of drug charges in the 1980s.
Sun., April 28, 2019
When the Legislature passes a bill, the governor has three options: sign it into law, veto it or let it become law without his signature. New Gov. Brad Little, in …
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019
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 …
Sun., April 7, 2019
As this year’s over-long legislative session nears its culmination, lawmakers tend to get a little punchy.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued his first veto, rejecting legislation that would have dramatically toughened the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the ballot.
Fri., April 5, 2019
The Idaho Senate on Friday approved Medicaid expansion legislation by passing a compromise bill that’s now headed to Republican Gov. Brad Little for his consideration.
Sun., March 31, 2019
As the legislative session winds down – or perhaps more accurately, cranks up to its final frenzy – I write limericks. Some are lighthearted; some, not so much.
Sun., March 24, 2019
When voters overturned the “Luna Laws” on school reform in 2012, it was the first time Idaho voters had taken such a step since 1936. But a similar move is …
Wed., March 20, 2019
A Senate committee on Wednesday recommended creation of a panel to monitor how federal laws affect Idaho’s sovereignty and possibly to have it combined with another bill aimed at creating …
Mon., March 18, 2019
A new Medicaid expansion “sideboard” bill that would require some Medicaid recipients to work at least 20 hours a week is introduced in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Three freshman lawmakers presented their first bills to the full Idaho House on Monday, and House members responded with their usual hazing – most of the members voting “no,” then …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
After three years of study, research, input and work, the Legislature’s interim committee that worked on a new approach to dividing Idaho’s school funding among schools across the state handed …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
The Idaho Commission for Libraries would see a small decrease in state funding next year under Gov. Brad Little’s proposed budget, which calls for a 1.3 percent decline in the …
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
With Sen. Cliff Bayer off to Washington, D.C., to be new Congressman Russ Fulcher’s chief of staff, Bayer’s mom, Regina Bayer, has been appointed to fill in as his temporary …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
After he’d conducted what he referred to as his last official act in the governor’s office on Thursday, I asked outgoing Gov. Butch Otter when he’d be turning over the …
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
It’s very, very likely that the W-4 form on file with your employer is off – way off. And as a result, you could have to pay hundreds of dollars …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
The final numbers are in, and campaign fundraising and spending on two ballot measures this fall far exceeded the amounts spent by both leading candidates for governor.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
Gov.-elect Brad Little has named his budget chief.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
When the Idaho Legislature convenes in January, 25 of its members will be brand-new, and that’s not counting two who were just elected after earlier being appointed and serving in …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
The U.S. Senate voted 63-37 last week to advance a resolution aimed at ending U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen; Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, who is in …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
Gov. Butch Otter’s post-election farewell tour included visits to Boise’s business community.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
Gov. Butch Otter’s recent pardon of a man who had been convicted of the statutory rape of his underage girlfriend when he was 18 raised an interesting question: How many …