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House panel to consider last-ditch roads funding plan

House panel to consider last-ditch roads funding planTwo Republicans say their proposal would raise $70 million to $100 million per year in transportation funding.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Former Idaho governors aim to stop nuclear waste shipments

Former Idaho governors aim to stop nuclear waste shipmentsPhil Batt and Cecil Andrus have filed a notice of their intent to sue the federal government.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Capitol Watch

First Idaho Day celebrated at state Capitol

First Idaho Day celebrated at state CapitolThe celebration is about all things Idaho.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Wake-restricting rule at Lake Lowell drawing ire

Wake-restricting rule at Lake Lowell drawing irePolitical leaders want a recently released management plan changed.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho panel takes up guidelines for driverless cars

Idaho panel takes up guidelines for driverless carsThe bill would allow companies to test self-driving cars on Idaho highways.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Idaho House OKs bill requiring permission for teen tanning

Idaho House OKs bill requiring permission for teen tanningThe bill passes the House on a 47-23 vote Tuesday. It now goes to the Senate.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Idaho roads bills chip away at deficit in lieu of broad plan

Idaho roads bills chip away at deficit in lieu of broad planThree proposals are under consideration in the Idaho House to provide funding for roads and bridges.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Plan to hike Idaho's open meeting law penalties clears panel

Plan to hike Idaho's open meeting law penalties clears panelThe fine would go from $50 to $250.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Idaho panel revisits federal land takeover

Idaho panel revisits federal land takeoverThe plan was introduced in the Idaho Senate Monday.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 4 weeks ago
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Gay rights activists protesting in Idaho Statehouse

Gay rights activists protesting in Idaho StatehouseThe activists are protesting in the Idaho House and Senate chambers.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 4 weeks ago
Capitol Watch

Girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

Girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oilIdaho lawmakers are considering legislation decriminalizing cannabis extract oil while not loosening marijuana laws.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Boise taking applications for 'ombudsperson'

Boise taking applications for 'ombudsperson'Earlier this month, the city withdrew its offer to Melissa Baker.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

Bill would create fraud and waste investigator

Bill would create fraud and waste investigatorHouse Minority Leader John Rusche introduced the bill Thursday.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Lawsuits: Idaho Commission on Aging mishandled federal money

Lawsuits: Idaho Commission on Aging mishandled federal moneyTwo people have filed federal lawsuits against the state of Idaho.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

House panel endorses banning contact lens pricing floors

House panel endorses banning contact lens pricing floorsThe bill now goes to the full House for a vote.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
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Bill clears way for self-driving cars on Idaho roads

Bill clears way for self-driving cars on Idaho roadsA new bill would encourage self-driving car companies to come to Idaho, and allow testing the cars on Idaho roads.
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  • 1 month ago
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Bill to increase juror pay clears House panel

Bill to increase juror pay clears House panelThe bill would boost jurors pay to $50 per day if their trial lasts five days or longer.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
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Panel introduces bill legalizing marijuana extract oil

Panel introduces bill legalizing marijuana extract oilAn Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would permit people to use oil extracted from cannabis plants.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
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New bill targets Idaho's daylight saving time

New bill targets Idaho's daylight saving timeIdaho House legislative leaders have introduced legislation exempting the state from observing daylight saving time.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
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Committee chairman: Concealed carry backers harassing family

Committee chairman: Concealed carry backers harassing familyThe chairman of the House State Affairs Committee says his family and the families of other committee members are being harassed by backers of a proposed law to allow Idaho residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho House panel passes teen tanning bill

Idaho House panel passes teen tanning billA House panel is endorsing a bill that would require teens to get permission from their parents in order to use a tanning bed.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Boise City Council creates draft of Uber regulations

Boise City Council creates draft of Uber regulationsMembers of the Boise City Council created a 'rough draft' of Uber regulations on Tuesday.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

Senate panel kills bill to limit indigent care eligibility

Senate panel kills bill to limit indigent care eligibilityAn effort to reduce the cost of Idaho's indigent care system by an estimated $16 million died in committee on Tuesday.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

Real ID compliance bill headed to Senate

Real ID compliance bill headed to SenateA bill seeking to avoid the problem of being unable to use an Idaho driver's license to board a commercial flight next year is headed to the Senate floor for consideration.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
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Bill would let businesses sell electricity for electric cars

Bill would let businesses sell electricity for electric carsA new measure backed by Idaho Power Co. would allow business owners to resell public utility electricity to electric car drivers.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
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Idaho panel recommends rules for constitutional convention

Idaho panel recommends rules for constitutional conventionThe House State Affairs Committee endorsed the plan Tuesday.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

Senate advances bill to block eminent domain use by cities

Senate advances bill to block eminent domain use by citiesThe bill passed the Idaho Senate on a 20-13 vote on Monday.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 month ago