- Idaho's interim committees still working on suggestions Updated: Feb-05-16 6:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho lawmakers who spent last summer dissecting some of the state's most contentious issues have yet to submit legislation, but key leaders remain hopeful that proposals will be finalized before the end of the session.
- Idaho panel introduces public records exemption bill Updated: Feb-05-16 2:09 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A bill that would allow public utilities to keep blueprints and other documents secret from the public has passed is first hurdle in the Idaho Legislature.
- Proposal would shift state police funds to roads, bridges Updated: Feb-04-16 7:31 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's state police budget would see a dramatic $16.7 million drop in funding with the goal to provide more dollars to the state's aging roads and bridges under a new bill headed to the Senate floor.
- Idaho panel backs school's 'Maniac' license-plate proposal Updated: Feb-04-16 7:13 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho lawmaker is once again seeking to create a specialized license plate depicting a hotly disputed Idaho high school mascot.
- Idaho House backs bill ending oversight of condom sales Updated: Feb-04-16 4:23 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho House unanimously approved a measure that would remove the board of pharmacy's authority to regulate condom and prophylactics sales.
- Idaho House OKs bill to block local plastic bag bans Updated: Feb-03-16 6:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Cities and counties in Idaho would need state approval to enforce plastic bag bans under a new proposal currently making its way through the Idaho Statehouse, even though no such restriction currently exist in the state.
- New bill would allow ISP to use unmarked patrol vehicles Updated: Feb-03-16 5:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Senate panel has taken the first step to allow Idaho State Police officers to use unmarked patrol vehicles for traffic law enforcement.
- Idaho Senate panel listens to Medicaid expansion hearing Updated: Feb-02-16 8:39 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Legislature's first-ever hearing on expanding Medicaid eligibility attracted hundreds of supporters eager to testify in favor Tuesday, but lawmakers declined to vote on whether to send the measure forward after listening to a handful of testimonies.
- Private sponsorships raise $70k for state parks department Updated: Feb-02-16 1:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation say they've used approximately $70,000 in private sponsorships to partially offset their depleted budget.
- Idaho House panel OKs community college trustee bill Updated: Feb-01-16 5:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho House panel has backed a proposal to require community college trustees be elected from designated zones inside community college districts.
- Idaho panel moves veto trump bill forward Updated: Feb-01-16 12:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho lawmaker wants to amend the state's constitution to allow the Legislature to override a governor's veto almost immediately.
- Officials request more medical school seats for Idaho Updated: Jan-27-16 2:41 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Regional medical school administrators are requesting more money to expand the number of seats for Idaho in a regional program that educates medical students.
- Idaho House panel introduces $22M tax cut for top earners Updated: Jan-26-16 6:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's top-earning individuals and businesses would get tax relief worth $22.6 million under a bill that cleared a House committee on Tuesday.
- House bill would allow public funding at religious schools Updated: Jan-26-16 5:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho House panel has introduced a proposal that would allow students to use public funding toward religious school tuitions.
- Idaho House panel votes to match state tax code with IRS Updated: Jan-25-16 4:57 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted Monday to bring the state's tax code in line with federal rules, a move that's estimated to cost Idaho roughly $46 million over two years.
- Idaho lawmakers adopt new rules on cottage foods Updated: Jan-24-16 11:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho lawmakers have approved a new rule aimed at bringing more consistency to state regulations regarding cottage foods, which are produced in home kitchens and sold directly to consumers.
- Idaho horsemen say instant racing fight not over Updated: Jan-24-16 12:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Rows of slot-like gambling machines sit in empty betting parlors at Idaho's horse racing tracks. Employees once in charge of serving cocktails to bettors are gone, leaving hundreds of others who work in the industry fearful that they'll be laid off too.
- Idaho lawmakers consider law to seal beer growlers with tape Updated: Jan-23-16 1:17 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Full beer growlers could be considered open containers under Idaho law, and state police are asking the Legislature to make a change.
- Law keeps Idaho insurance CEO's salaries secret Updated: Jan-23-16 11:01 am
BOISE, Idaho - To hear Gregory Ferch tell it, the meeting was a moment of clarity. He discovered what he didn't know. What he couldn't know. Because the law would not let him.
- Idaho legislators back rule allowing advertising in parks Updated: Jan-22-16 5:32 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Some Idaho lawmakers are backing a state rule that would give private sponsors the ability to name state parks.
- Idaho Senate panel approves divisive water quality rules Updated: Jan-20-16 7:33 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho legislative panel has approved new water quality standards tied to fish consumption rates, which critics argue places the state's Native American residents at a higher risk of cancer than their non-Indian counterparts.
- Otter's 'Medicaid gap' proposal headed to tax committee Updated: Jan-20-16 4:13 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's proposal to provide basic medical coverage to people who fall in the so-called "Medicaid gap" has been split into two separate bills, meaning the plan will have to pass through two separate committees to succeed.
- New Idaho bill would ban gay discrimination Updated: Jan-20-16 4:01 am
BOISE, Idaho - A bill has been introduced in the Idaho Senate that seeks to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- New rule seeks to change school fire alarm standards Updated: Jan-19-16 6:13 pm
BOISE, Idaho - State officials say Idaho school building with fewer than 50 students shouldn't be required to install fire alarms.
- State officials seek changes to food stamp violation rules Updated: Jan-19-16 1:01 pm
BOISE, Idaho - State health officials have unveiled new rules regarding penalties for not meeting the state's food stamps eligibility requirements.