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Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers wrap up state agency budget-setting, focus on education

The Legislature’s joint budget committee finished setting state agency budgets on Friday, appropriating more than $3.4 billion for next year, a 5.4 percent increase from this year’s budget.

Eye on Boise: North Idaho lawmaker favors funding roads over mental health care

Funding for a justice reinvestment program to provide mental health treatment to newly released criminals was cut in half in the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee on Friday, and one …

Election-related harassment in North Idaho reflective of hardened political attitudes

Claims of election-related intimidation and harassment in Bonner and Boundary counties haven’t been confirmed by authorities, but for some local politicians, both Republican and Democrat, the claims are believable.

Politics heat up in Idaho’s District 1 legislative races

Controversial Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, a first-term lawmaker who made a splash by visiting the occupiers at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff in Oregon and displaying a Confederate battle flag …

Redoubt movement helps push North Idaho politics to extreme right

In Idaho’s northernmost legislative district, Republican Party politics has been pulled farther to the right in recent years with the rise of the tea party. But now a new element …

Shawn Vestal: ‘Little Supreme Court’ in legislator’s head a symptom of a wider malady

The little Supreme Court in Sage Dixon’s head is an emblem for our times: Nobody has to believe anything they don’t want to, and everybody has a source of information …

Idaho lawmakers pass Bible-in-schools bill, dismiss constitutional questions

Legislation saying the use of the Bible as a reference in Idaho’s public schools is “expressly permitted” passed the Idaho House on Monday and headed to the governor’s desk, though …

Idaho lawmakers speak out on their visit to standoff in Burns

Three Idaho lawmakers spoke out Tuesday about their visit over the weekend to armed protesters who have taken over a federal wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., saying the protesters’ grievances …

Shawn Vestal: Shea plays his part – backing the doofuses – in Oregon standoff

Of course he did. Our very own Bundy, Matt Shea, met last week with the armed doofuses at the Oregon bird preserve. So did North Idaho’s Heather Scott and Sage …

University of Idaho president proposes pay increase, tuition freeze

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben made waves in Boise last week by asking lawmakers to fully fund the 3 percent raises proposed for university employees next year – and …

Freshman legislator Dixon guides NRA license plate through process

BOISE – New North Idaho Rep. Sage Dixon introduced his first bill in the Legislature on Tuesday – to create a new specialty license plate to benefit the Friends of …