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Idaho special session aims for tax cut, education spending  (access required)

Gov. Brad Little announced his calling for a special session of the Legislature last week aimed at using part of the state’s projected $2 billion budget surplus for a record $500 million income tax rebate this year to help residents ...

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29% of Idaho grads eligible for $20,000 student loan relief (access required)

The average Idaho college student leaves school with almost $25,000 in student loan debt, according to recent statistics from the 2019-20 school year compiled by the California-based Institute for College Access and Success. Based on the Aug. 24 announcement by ...

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Stakeholders discuss Idaho’s infrastructure (access required)

Four panelists from various stakeholder groups combined their expertise on Aug. 18 about Idaho’s current and potentially future infrastructure successes, challenges and opportunities.   These panelists were: Wayne Hammon, CEO of Idaho Association of General Contractors  Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, deputy chief of ...

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Legal consistency is good for business (access required)

Businesses must have predictability in order to make both short-term and long-term plans. Planning requires consistent interpretation of and application of Idaho law. Businesses must be able to rely on consistency from the Office of the Attorney General regardless of ...

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How Idaho investigates discrimination (access required)

Because of the recent claims of religious discrimination by members of the Micron Employees for Religious Freedom (MERF), the Idaho Business Review decided to profile the workings of the Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC), which recently investigated complaints filed against ...

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Stibnite Mine air permit contested (access required)

This artificial pond is a remnant of former mining operations in the Stibnite site.

The Idaho Conservation League (ICL), the Nez Perce Tribe (NPT) and the Save the South Fork Salmon (SSFS) filed a petition on July 22 to appeal the air quality permit issued to Perpetua Resources for mining activities at the proposed ...

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US sues Idaho over stockwater rights (access required)

The United States has filed a civil suit against the state of Idaho over water rights — again. In its complaint filed on June 2, the U.S. argued that changes to Idaho’s laws over the last five years regarding the ...

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Idaho loosens east Snake River Plain groundwater curtailment (access required)

Above-average precipitation events during April and May improved the dire state of the drought for farmers from abysmal to merely dreadful. As a result, on July 20, the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) amended the curtailment it issued on ...

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Sysco has a beef with the Big Four meatpackers (access required)

photo of beef cattle

This article is the first of a two-part series on how big meatpackers affect the national and local beef business A quiet, out-of-sight event happened in a U.S. District Court in Houston, Texas on June 24. Sysco, the world’s largest ...

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