Stories tagged: idaho legislature
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?
Fri., March 29, 2019
Even though Idaho citizens voted by initiative to expand Medicaid after years of legislative resistance, legislative resistance has not gone away.
Thu., March 21, 2019
Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws is heading to Gov. Brad Little
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019
A conservative lawyer from Post Falls, who recently won a landslide election to the Idaho House of Representatives, is facing federal charges in Texas alleging that years ago he helped …
Wed., March 6, 2019
Shawn Vestal: If kids in Idaho want attention from the Legislature, they should point a gun at a federal official
If children in Idaho are looking for love from the Legislature – or simple protection from zealot parents – they’re not going about it the right way.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
Legislation to amend the state’s constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families will get a hearing
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 …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
The first bill introduced in the 2019 legislative session addresses a water battle that has been building for years in southwestern Idaho.
Wed., June 20, 2018
Members of the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee are steamed at Gov. Butch Otter for deciding the state should wait a year to re-bid its state employee health insurance contract, …
Sun., April 1, 2018
Huckleberry pie, Sharia law and CBD oil: proposals in the Idaho Legislature that had steam but went cold
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.
Tue., March 6, 2018
Idaho’s House has spiked a proposal that would have prevented convicted domestic abusers from owning guns.
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018
A proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants is likely dead for the year after a group of lawmakers on Monday broke out in turmoil during a last-minute attempt …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Idaho legislators introduced Gov. Butch Otter’s $202 million tax cut plan Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
Idaho state Rep. Priscilla Giddings has requested and received a stay until April 1, due to military service, of an Ada County notice ordering her to repay the county about …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
More than 100 Idaho business leaders, ranging from high-tech CEOs to small-business owners to engineers, marketers and manufacturers, have
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a Kootenai County road-easement case that already has prompted a change in state law, but still has left plaintiff Brent Regan without …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
All Idaho state lawmakers will attend mandatory “respectful workplace training” on the second day of this year’s legislative session.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter drew a line in the sand Wednesday, warning that he’s still firmly opposed to removing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Anti-deficit activists Alan Simpson, the former GOP senator from Wyoming, and Erskine Bowles, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, spoke out against the GOP tax plan when …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017
A newly appointed state senator in eastern Idaho is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Even as Idaho politicians continue to call for tax cuts, a new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
Idaho state tax revenues fell below forecasts in October for the first time this fiscal year, coming in $8 million short – and a quarter of the shortfall was because …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
After months of hearings and reports, an interim committee of the Idaho Legislature charged with re-examining truck registration fees in Idaho – in the wake of a 2010 state report …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Ada County is moving to collect back taxes from state Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, for claiming a homeowner’s exemption for her Garden City home in 2016 while also claiming …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Leadership contests are taking shape in the Idaho Senate, as the departure of longtime Majority Leader Bart Davis prompts a ripple effect through the Senate GOP leadership.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
A bipartisan working group of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously rejected a proposal to eliminate all of Idaho’s limits on campaign contributions, and instead endorsed changes in the state’s Sunshine …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Tony Potts, a property manager and salesman at Bish’s RV Supercenter in Idaho Falls, to replace longtime Sen. Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
The co-sponsor of a new legislative caucus for Idaho’s House conservatives said the effort has temporarily stalled, largely because certain “far-right” lawmakers seem unwilling to work toward consensus.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
A controversial north-central Idaho legislator, who’s made her mark as an extreme stickler for the rules, may not have been qualified to run for the office she holds because she …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
Idaho officials said Thursday they have found a creative solution to provide health care to poor residents who do not have medical coverage while simultaneously limiting the state’s ongoing health …