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Boise taking applications for 'ombudsperson'

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

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.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

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 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

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.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

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 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

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 week, 2 days 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 2 days 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
  • 1 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 3 days 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 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 4 days 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, 4 days 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, 5 days 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, 6 days 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, 6 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
  • 2 weeks 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
  • 2 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 2 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 2 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago