Stories tagged: idaho legislature
Sat., July 27, 2019, 4:37 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 4:59 p.m.
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, 10:01 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 6:13 p.m.
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, 11:22 p.m.
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, 2:55 p.m.
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, 9:30 a.m.
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, 11:51 a.m.
Idaho’s House has spiked a proposal that would have prevented convicted domestic abusers from owning guns.
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
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, 8 p.m.
Idaho legislators introduced Gov. Butch Otter’s $202 million tax cut plan Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
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, 4:09 p.m.
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, 8:06 p.m.
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, 5:33 p.m.
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, 3:30 a.m.
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, 4:24 p.m.
A newly appointed state senator in eastern Idaho is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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, 10:34 p.m.
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, 10:17 p.m.
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, 5:57 p.m.
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, 10:34 p.m.
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, 11:03 p.m.
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, 9:40 p.m.
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 …