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ITD takes a successful roadtrip to working remotely (access required)

When Gov. Brad Little’s order to shelter-in-place went out on March 25, only a handful of Idaho Transportation Department employees were set up to work remotely. Within days, ITD’s Enterprise Technology Services guided over 1,600 employees to work from home. It ...

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Medicaid mental health waiver gains approval from CMS (access required)

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After seeking five different waivers to Medicaid, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the only Idaho waiver application that most everyone agreed upon. On April 17, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) announced that ...

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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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