In a move intended to reduce regulations for smaller banks, the U.S. Senate on March 14 passed Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) with a bipartisan vote of 67 to 31. Crapo ...Read More »
A bill that extends the agriculture below-minimum wage exemption for immediate family members to all businesses is on its way to the Senate, after the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee voted on March 13 to pass it with no ...Read More »
Sunwest Bank’s new president plans to expand the bank’s Idaho footprint. The Irvine, California, bank now has branches in Boise, Eagle, and Middleton, said Carson Lappetito, president and former chief operating officer. It obtained them in 2014 when Syringa Bank ...Read More »
After some debate, the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee voted on March 13 to pass a bill intended to limit the ability of local jurisdictions such as cities and counties from adopting building codes different from the ones adopted ...Read More »
With school shootings nationwide and several threats in Idaho, Idaho schools are taking steps to make their buildings safer for students. A number of districts that are building new schools indicated that they are incorporating security features, particularly secure vestibules ...
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The Bank On financial literacy program, available in the Treasure Valley since 2013, will soon be available in northern Idaho as well. The program provides people with a series of free classes on subjects such as banking basics, building credit, ...Read More »
While Boise has been a great example of the rise of the creative class, the city needs to act now to avoid excluding all but the most financially successful workers, says Richard Florida, the author who coined the term in ...Read More »