Law & Government

debt limit
May 19, 2023

POLL: Two-thirds of U.S adults concerned about debt limit

A new poll finds that most U.S. adults say they are highly concerned about how the nation's economy would be affected if the debt limit isn't increased and the government can't pay its debts. That's according to a survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll shows 6 in 10 adults say they want any increase in the debt limit to be coupled with agreed-upon terms [...]

Apr 7, 2023

US adds a healthy 236,000 jobs despite Fed’s rate hikes

America's employers added a solid 236,000 jobs in March, suggesting that the economy remains on solid footing despite the nine interest rate hikes the Federal Reserve has imposed over the past year in its drive to tame inflation.

Charlotte Sheppard Insurance Fraud
Apr 5, 2023

Richfield agent sentenced to 10 years for insurance fraud

[caption id="attachment_290989" align="alignnone" width="600"] Charlotte Sheppard[/caption] BOISE -- A Lincoln County insurance agent has been convicted of two felony counts of insurance fraud in connection with the theft of her clients’ insurance premiums to pay her personal and business bills, authorities said. Charlotte Sheppard of Richfield  was sentenced to serve 10 years in the Idaho De[...]

Apr 4, 2023

Trump pleads not guilty to 34 felony charges

[caption id="attachment_290962" align="alignleft" width="300"] Former President Donald Trump sits at the defense table with his legal team in a Manhattan court, Tuesday in New York. Trump is appearing in court on charges related to falsifying business records in a hush money investigation, the first president ever to be charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)[/caption] NEW YORK — Do[...]

Mar 21, 2023

Legislature passes, Little signs Broadband funding bill

[caption id="attachment_290469" align="alignleft" width="300"] Idaho will now have over $124 million to build broadband capacity in some of Idaho’s hardest to reach locations. (Photo by Jason Richard via Unsplash)[/caption] BOISE --  Gov. Brad Little signed a measure on Monday that advocates said will be a record investment in reliable, affordable, accessible, and open access broadband for r[...]

Idaho firing-squad executions
Mar 20, 2023

Idaho poised to allow firing-squad executions

[caption id="attachment_290458" align="alignleft" width="289"] The execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution is shown as Security Institution Warden Randy Blades look on in Boise, Idaho on Oct. 20, 2011. A bill that would allow Idaho to kill condemned inmates by firing squad is headed to the governor's desk after passing the Legislature with a veto-proof majority. Firing squads w[...]

Mar 20, 2023

Idaho group grants academic scholarships to 15 veterans

BOISE -- Fifteen veterans received $1,000 each last week to support their educational goals as part of the Idaho Veterans Academic Grant Unification  (IVAGU). The winners were recognized during an awards ceremony held at the Boise State Alumni Center. The IVAGU is the result of collaboration between the Idaho Veterans Network, Military Order  of the Purple Heart Chief Joseph Chapter 509, Ride[...]

Mar 16, 2023

Dozens of Idaho organizations file injunction against Idaho Office of the Attorney General 

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] Nearly three dozen entities filed a motion in Idaho’s Fourth Judicial District seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions against the Idaho Office of Attorney General Raúl Labrador in response to recent Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) filed by the office last week related [...]

Mar 14, 2023

Questions raised over House bill blocking state sponsorships

In September 2022, controversy surrounded the annual Boise Pride event, prompting The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and other private organizations, to withdraw support for the festival. As a result, Idaho legislators introduced a bill, House Bill 170, to block future sponsorship of this type.   The bill would block state agencies from sponsoring or donating to nongovernmental organ[...]

Idaho clean-water rules
Mar 2, 2023

Idaho joins Texas lawsuit over new federal clean-water rules

[caption id="attachment_290031" align="alignleft" width="300"] Idaho has joined Texas in a lawsuit involving the federal Clean Water Act. (Photo by Anastasia Zhenina on Unsplash)[/caption] Idaho has joined a Texas lawsuit against the Biden administration's waterway protections, claiming the rules are too vague and violate state sovereignty rights. The lawsuit, originally filed in southern Te[...]

Feb 28, 2023

AGENDA BOISE: Metro Chamber advocates for business initiatives

[caption id="attachment_289915" align="alignright" width="300"] Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce headquarters. Photo courtesy of Boise Metro Chamber[/caption] The Boise Metro Chamber is encouraging its members and the general public to contact their legislators to help maintain Idaho’s place as one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. The Chamber, in a recent meeting, asked i[...]

lawyer rural Idaho
Feb 17, 2023

U of I College of Law creates solution for lawyer scarcity in rural Idaho

Around 40% of all counties in the United States — 1,272 of 3,141 — have fewer than one lawyer per 1,000 residents, and as a result are sometimes referred to as legal deserts, according to a 2020 study conducted by the American Bar Association. To ease this problem in Idaho, The University of Idaho College of Law launched the Idaho Heritage Project to provide financial support to students servi[...]