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First bill introduced in Idaho Legislature involves water

The first bill introduced in the 2019 legislative session addresses a water battle that has been building for years in southwestern Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Idaho health care gap bill once again pulled from House, despite tearful opposition

For the second time this year – and after six straight years of inaction – the Idaho House on Wednesday sent the governor’s health coverage gap bill back to committee, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Um, who’s the acting governor of Idaho?

There was a bit of confusion as to who was acting governor of Idaho on Tuesday, as the governor’s office initially reported that the first three in the line of …


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.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke says stalker’s false account twisted in Redoubt News report

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke said Monday that a former House committee secretary stalked him in 2013, when his wife was undergoing cancer treatment, and attempted to extort money from …


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.


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 …


Idaho lawmakers pledge to open up tax discussions

Idaho lawmakers say there will be no more secret meetings of a group working on state tax policy – all meetings from this point on will be open to the …


Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers tax talks draw criticism

Watchers of the Idaho Legislature are reeling over the news that a panel of state lawmakers from both houses has been meeting all summer to discuss tax policy and tax …


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. …


Accomplishments, or not, of Idaho legislative session

BOISE – By the end of Idaho’s legislative session, lawmakers had reversed years of bitter dissension over school reform and passed a $125 million, five-year plan to boost teacher pay; …


Idaho bill raises gas tax, cuts grocery sales tax and credit

BOISE – Idaho House Republican leaders introduced complicated legislation Wednesday to make big changes in Idaho’s tax system – lowering the top income tax rate, removing the sales tax from …


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. …


North Idaho loses power in new Legislature

BOISE – When the Idaho Legislature convenes in January, it’ll have just one committee chairman from North Idaho: new House Business Committee Chairman Vito Barbieri of Dalton Gardens. “I look …


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’s House speaker presses labor chief on how to rise above bottom-rung wages

BOISE – Idaho has the worst wages in the nation. The Famous Potatoes state ranks 50th for average annual wage, per-capita income and wage increases since 2007. It also has …


Eye on Boise: Lawmakers hear of Medicaid expansion’s upside

BOISE – Idaho’s House and Senate Health and Welfare committees heard rather stunning figures Friday, including this one: A University of Idaho economist estimates that Idaho’s economy would get a …


Idaho House deposes Speaker Denney

BOISE – Three-term Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, arguably the most powerful member of the Idaho Legislature, lost his leadership post Wednesday night to rival Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, in …


Idaho House speaker Denney ousted

Three-term Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, arguably the most powerful member of the Idaho Legislature, lost his leadership post tonight to rival Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, in a dramatic political …