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Program to provide coding education for Idaho students (access required)

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A new public-private partnership will give Idaho middle and high school students the opportunity to learn to code through online classes. “Coding is something that by its very nature can be delivered digitally very well,” said Gov. Brad Little during ...

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COVID-19 small business loan program already broke

Less than two weeks after it launched, the CARES Act’s $350 billion has already been allocated, leaving many businesses— including some in Idaho — out in the cold. On March 27, President Donald Trump signed the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic ...

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Governor extends Idaho stay-home order to April 30

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Gov. Brad Little held his first virtual press conference on April 15 where he extended the state’s stay-home order until April 30 with some exceptions. The biggest exception: non-essential businesses that can provide delivery and curbside service safely can now ...

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Could working from home impose new state tax liabilities? (access required)

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The flurry of stay-at-home orders imposed recently by most state governors could create a tax problem, but it isn’t clear how much of an issue it could be in Idaho. The problem is “nexus.” When a company has a “nexus” ...

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What’s in the CARES Act for Idaho workers, businesses? (access required)

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President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — into law on March 27. This $2.2 trillion emergency stimulus bill contains provisions for the economic relief of employees, the self-employed and businesses. While the $1,200 ...

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The multi-million dollar hole in Idaho’s Medicaid budget (access required)

The Idaho Legislative session ended with an $8.5 to 12.3 million hole in the state’s Medicaid budget. The Idaho Senate voted on the evening of March 19 to adjourn “sine die,” thus effectively ending the 2020 Legislative session despite the ...

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A guide to the past 2020 legislative session (access required)

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Before the start of the legislative session, Idaho Business Review looked at issues on the agenda likely to affect Idaho’s businesses. What ended up happening? Here’s an overview of the session, which effectively ended on March 20 when the House ...

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