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Lawmakers advance bill to sell more state land

Idaho lawmakers advanced measures to expand state land officials’ options for managing state-owned land that benefits public schools. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved an amendment to the state’s Constitution that would let the Department of Lands sell more than ...

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Rep. Lake: Bring a bill to end tax exemptions

Quit talking about repealing tax exemptions. Bring a bill to do it. That’s the message Rep. Dennis Lake, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee chairman, sent the Senate by shelving without a hearing its measure calling for an annual review ...

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Idaho Republicans push anti-feds bills

State Republicans lobbed more legislative spitballs at Washington, D.C., earlier this week, with measures calling to sue the federal government over gun rights and control of federal land and to replace standard American currency with gold and silver. The bills ...

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20 suspended, 2 fired at Idaho roads agency

As many as 22 Idaho Transportation Department employees were disciplined by the agency for improperly using state equipment, with two losing their jobs. Rep. JoAn Wood, the Rigby Republican who heads the House Transportation Committee, said Tuesday that agency director ...

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Report shows home buyers’ negotiating power gains

Home buyers in much of the United States paid thousands of dollars below asking prices in December and for the first time in 11 months gained negotiating power, real estate website Zillow.com said. According to December Zillow Real Estate Market ...

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