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Legislation legalizing hemp in Idaho heads to full Senate

The state Senate will consider legislation to legalize hemp that Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Monday could get his signature if amendments sought by law enforcement officials are approved. The amendments seek to make it possible for officials to intercept ...

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Treasury grants further relief on IRS withholding penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is expanding again the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury said ...

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Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho

Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state. Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed into law the legislation that received overwhelming support in the House ...

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Idaho state lawmaker charged with tax evasion in Texas

The lawyer representing a first-term Idaho state lawmaker charged with tax evasion questioned the motivations of federal prosecutors. The Spokesman Review reports Republican Rep. John O. Green was indicted last year for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government dating back ...

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Lawmakers open bill on new federal lands council to changes

A bill that would create a legislative council on federal land issues has been sent to the full Senate for possible changes after a panel of lawmakers heard from a handful of citizens concerned by the proposal. Roughly 150 people ...

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