Law & Government

Feb 8, 2023

Biden in State of Union exhorts Congress: ‘Finish the job’

President Joe Biden exhorted Congress Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address aimed at reassuring a country beset by pessimism and fraught political divisions. In his 73-minute speech, Biden sought to portray a nation dramatically improved from the one he took charge of two years ago: [...]

Feb 8, 2023

$8,500 workforce training grant bill squeaks through Idaho House on close vote

Following the longest floor debate of the year on Monday, a divided Idaho House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that would provide $8,500 workforce training grants to Idaho high school graduates to put toward career training. Legislators spent more than two hours debating House Bill 24 straight through their lunch hour before voting 36-34 to pass the bill. Had just one of the 70 mem[...]

Jan 26, 2023

Biz ‘Bite:’ Smith + Malek opens new Boise office

Smith + Malek Attorneys has opened a new office space in downtown Boise. Although remaining in the same building in the U.S. Bank Plaza, the firm moved floors into a larger space to accommodate growth in recent years, Smith + Malek announced last week. In general, according to Luke Malek, a founding member at the firm, the new office space has opened up a lot of new opportunities for the firm and [...]

Urban Land Institute
Jan 25, 2023

Dorsey & Whitney expands into Boise market

Due to explosive growth in technology, food and mining in Idaho, the Mountain Region has seen a demand for legal and business-based solutions for individuals in these industries. Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an American law firm with over 500 attorneys and 20 locations across the world, noticed this opportunity for further growth and opened its first Idaho location early this month. “With our offi[...]

Jan 20, 2023

Educating the next Idaho lawyer

[caption id="attachment_288589" align="alignnone" width="600"] The interior of a Smith + Malek Attorneys office. Photo courtesy of Smith + Malek[/caption] Embarking on a legal career goes far beyond the classroom, often requiring law students to gain hands-on pre- and post-graduate experience. Many of these internship and mentorship programs are highly competitive, allowing lawyers and firms to[...]

Jan 18, 2023

Washington state court OK’s Albertsons’ merger $4B dividend

The Washington state Supreme Court has brushed aside the final remaining legal hurdle in the way of a $4 billion dividend by Albertsons to its shareholders ahead of a proposed merger with rival Kroger. The state’s highest court on Tuesday declined to review a case against the dividend brought by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, The Seattle Times reported. Ferguson had argued that the [...]

Dec 21, 2022

Fate of two farmworker bills in limbo at year’s end

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] With food costs increasing and the need for more farmworkers on the rise, two federal bills aimed at lowering costs for consumers and easing strains on farmers await approval in Congress. H.R. 1603, better known as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA), passed the U.S. Hou[...]

Dec 20, 2022

Idaho lawmakers head into 2023 with projected $1.5B surplus — and ideas on how to use it

Even with revenue collections coming in below forecasts, the state of Idaho is projected to end the 2023 fiscal year with a $1.54 billion budget surplus, according to the last budget and revenue update before the new legislative session starts in January. Idaho’s revenues at this point, almost halfway through the fiscal year, are 7.2%, or $144.6 million, more than they were last December — [...]

Hawley Troxell
Dec 12, 2022

Hawley Troxell shares forward look as new attorneys join the firm

Hawley Troxell will now have an expanded presence in Coeur d’Alene and a new presence in Spokane and Yakima as approximately 30 attorneys from Witherspoon Kelley are joining the firm. The move, announced in mid-November, is intended to expand and enhance services for clients in Idaho and across the Northwest. [caption id="attachment_286942" align="alignright" width="300"] Hawley Troxell is he[...]

Hawley Troxell
Nov 22, 2022

Hawley Troxell joins with Witherspoon Kelley

[caption id="attachment_286942" align="alignnone" width="600"] Hawley Troxell is headquartered in Boise with offices in the Wells Fargo Bank building in downtown. Photo by Pete Grady Photography[/caption] Boise-headquartered Hawley Troxell and a team of approximately 30 attorneys from Witherspoon Kelley are joining together in a move intended to expand and enhance services for clients in Coeur [...]

Nov 22, 2022

Idaho lawmakers working on additional ‘ESG’ legislation

Potential new laws intended to limit state investments or contracts with companies that factor in such things as climate change and workers’ rights into their business practices will likely be introduced in the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers said Monday. Republican Rep. Barbara Ehardt, in a presentation to the Federalism Committee, said draft legislation is being worked that involves[...]

photo of lawrence wasden
Nov 17, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho AG part of Google settlement over location tracking practices

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] Idaho Attorney General (AG) Lawrence G. Wasden has announced that he and 39 other attorneys general have reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. Idaho will receive $4.9 million from the set[...]