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Idaho House kills $200M welfare budget on first day back

The Idaho House killed next year’s $200 million Division of Welfare budget hours after the Legislature reconvened Tuesday following a COVID-19 outbreak that had...

Legislator introduces bill to hike electric vehicle fees

Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, introduced three transportation-related bills in the Idaho House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, one of which would increase electric...

Biden opens up eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines, as infections surge in...

WASHINGTON — Every adult in the U.S. will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19, President Joe Biden said Tuesday, praising governors...

Senate kills Strong Families grant bill…maybe

Senate kills Strong Students grant bill Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on April 6, 2021 The Senate Tuesday narrowly defeated a bill to create a “Strong Students”...

Legislature reconvenes Tuesday following Statehouse COVID-19 outbreak

Follow the action: The Legislature is scheduled to reconvene at noon on Tuesday. You can watch livestreaming video of every committee hearing and floor...

State legislator: Idaho lawmakers discussed not fully adjourning session this year 

A Republican committee chairman said Idaho legislators have discussed the possibility of not making the traditional motion to adjourn their business for the year.   Rep....

Idaho’s resistance to fund full-day kindergarten goes back decades

Before his retirement 10 years ago, Greg Culet served for more than 30 years as a magistrate and district court judge in Idaho’s 3rd...

City officials, legislators expect controversial property tax bill to return

As the Idaho Legislature gavels back into session today after a two-week recess following a COVID-19 outbreak, a viable property tax relief bill is...

Idaho health officials see more COVID variants in race against time...

Just as vaccines were rolling out, scientists broke some news: They had discovered slightly tweaked versions of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These variants seemed...

After COVID scare, Idaho Legislature back in session Tuesday. Here’s how...

When the Idaho Legislature reconvenes Tuesday following an abrupt 17-day recess brought on by a COVID-19 Statehouse outbreak, Idahoans will be able to follow...

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