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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
  • 4 days, 14 hours 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
  • 5 days, 9 hours 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
  • 5 days, 10 hours 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
  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Capitol Watch

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
  • 5 days, 15 hours ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho panel recommends rules for constitutional convention

Idaho panel recommends rules for constitutional conventionThe House State Affairs Committee endorsed the plan Tuesday.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 5 days, 17 hours 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
  • 5 days, 18 hours ago
Capitol Watch

Senate unanimously passes $3.6M emergency broadband bill

Senate unanimously passes $3.6M emergency broadband billThe bill now goes to Gov. Butch Otter for his signature.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Capitol Watch

Lawmaker asks if swallowed camera be used for female exam

Lawmaker asks if swallowed camera be used for female examThe question came from Rep. Vito Barbieri during testimony on a bill before a House committee.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Politics

Idaho puts forward plan to protect sage grouse habitat

Idaho puts forward plan to protect sage grouse habitatIdaho officials issued a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat as part an effort to avoid a federal listing.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Capitol Watch

Dozens rally for 'constitutional carry' bill

Dozens rally for 'constitutional carry' billSupporters of the bill claim the Second Amendment lets people carry a concealed weapon without a permit.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

Drop in federal road funding compounds Idaho's problems

Drop in federal road funding compounds Idaho's problemsHighway spending in Idaho has dropped nearly 20 percent in recent years.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

Lawmakers look to hit 'reset' on high school broadband

Lawmakers look to hit 'reset' on high school broadbandLawmakers are cleaning up the Idaho Education Network mess, and looking to move forward with a better version of it.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho panel recommends repealing 151-year-old dueling law

Idaho panel recommends repealing 151-year-old dueling lawA House committee voted to eliminate the last remaining reference to dueling in Idaho law.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Capitol Watch

Parental rights bill sparks lengthy testimony

Parental rights bill sparks lengthy testimonyA bill seeking to expand parental rights in Idaho has sparked concerns from attorneys who say its implementation could spark a new slew of lawsuits.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Capitol Watch

Districts struggle with Idaho student data collection system

Districts struggle with Idaho student data collection systemState evaluators told lawmakers that school districts were consulted about the changes.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Capitol Watch

House passes emergency broadband funding bill

House passes emergency broadband funding billThe $3.6 million would fund the broadband program until the until of the school year.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Capitol Watch

Bill would let courts erase crimes of trafficking victims

Bill would let courts erase crimes of trafficking victimsThe Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee introduced the bill to allow courts to vacate convictions.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Regional

Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governor

Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governorBrown takes over after the resignation of Democrat John Kitzhaber.
  • Regional
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Capitol Watch

Education chair says bill boosting teacher pay coming soon

Education chair says bill boosting teacher pay coming soonSen. Dean Mortimer told JFAC the bill is coming together.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Capitol Watch

Bill would add violent criminals to sex offender registry

Bill would add violent criminals to sex offender registryA House committee voted to expand the registry to include violent offenders.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Capitol Watch

Bill would raise fines for violating Idaho open meeting law

Bill would raise fines for violating Idaho open meeting lawThe fees haven't been raised since 1974.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Capitol Watch

Instant horse racing repeal bill advances in Senate

Instant horse racing repeal bill advances in SenateIdaho senators who say they were duped into approving cleverly disguised slot machines two years ago pushed back Tuesday by voting 25-9 to repeal all instant horse racing in the state.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Capitol Watch

Lawmakers question proposed oversight on state contracts

Lawmakers question proposed oversight on state contractsThe House State Affairs Committee is skeptical of a plan to tighten oversight on state contracts.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho lawmakers approve $3.6M for broadband access

Idaho lawmakers approve $3.6M for broadband accessThe money will fund broadband access in public high schools for at least another four months.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho lawmakers considering sales tax increase

Idaho lawmakers considering sales tax increaseA proposal is on the table in the Idaho legislature to increase the sales tax from 6% to 7%.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Capitol Watch

Bill asking for ID compliance extension heads to House

Bill asking for ID compliance extension heads to HouseLegislation 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 House for approval.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 6 days ago