Emilie Ritter Saunders reports: A bill that would give a sales tax exemption to pregnancy resource clinics that don’t offer abortion services has passed the House. In a 58-12 vote, Idaho lawmakers approved Rep. Kelley Packer’s (R-McCammon) proposal.
Packer introduced the bill … Read more >>
Peter Crabb Column: More health care choices may be coming to your neighborhood, courtesy of Washington, D.C.
Idaho’s Legislature is debating the establishment of a state-run health insurance exchange. But with a federally run health insurance exchange, we all … Read more >>
Hannah Furfaro reports: The Senate Education Committee agreed Monday to introduce three revised bills aimed at giving Idaho school boards authority to reduce teacher salaries and more bargaining leverage during contract talks with the teachers union.
The three measures mirror … Read more >>
Laurie Welch reports: County and city officials across Mini-Cassia urged their residents Friday, Feb. 8, to fight a legislative effort to modify Idaho’s personal property tax on businesses.
Legislators are currently looking at a complete repeal of the state’s personal … Read more >>
Molly Messick reports: Not long ago, Sen. John Tippets (R-Montpelier) found himself in a peculiar spot. This summer and fall, influential lawmakers and the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry made it clear that phasing out or eliminating Idaho’s … Read more >>
Sean Ellis reports: An expected push to repeal the state’s personal property tax this year has some farm leaders alarmed because of concern about how it could affect agriculture.
“It’s a possibility and we should take it seriously,” said Sen. … Read more >>
Betsy Russell reports: The House Revenue & Taxation Committee has voted overwhelmingly in favor of HB 88, the governor’s bill to revise and expand the Hire One More Employee (HOME) tax credit. Only Rep. Lenore Barrett, R-Challis, opposed the … Read more >>
Jennifer Swindell reports: The governor’s Education Task Force will not make recommendations to the 2013 Legislature, leaving $34 million in legislative limbo.
Gov. Butch Otter and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna both allocated in their education budgets $34 … Read more >>
Emilie Ritter Saunders reports: For cookie connoisseurs, this might be the best time of year. It’s Girl Scout cookie season. Starting next week, Idaho Girl Scouts will be canvassing neighborhoods and their parents’ offices to take orders for boxes … Read more >>