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Building Idaho’s future requires looking forward, not back

I am sure glad to live in Idaho. We have a proud history and bright future ahead. We have the strongest economy in the nation. We have one of the best employment rates in the country. We have been open ...

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IDL makes moves toward new endowment land uses (access required)

photo of endowment lands

Residents across the Treasure Valley, Valley County and Owyhee County are seeing some action around Idaho’s endowment lands, and the revenue they generate. Idaho Department of Lands manages Idaho’s endowment lands. The Endowment Fund Investment Board plans to give approximately ...

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House has new bill to trim Idaho governor’s emergency powers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers in the Idaho state House on Thursday initiated a third attempt to pass legislation to trim the governor’s powers during an emergency such as a pandemic. The House State Affairs Committee OK’d a possible public ...

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Senate makes another try to trim governor’s emergency powers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday initiated another shot at trimming an Idaho governor’s power during an emergency event that threatens residents’ lives such as the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted to hold a hearing on ...

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Idaho Treasurer’s office loses eviction lawsuit appeal (access required)

The State Treasurer's Manganese Steel Safe Co. cannon ball-style safe, which is so heavy that it was put into place and the east wing of the Capitol was built around it.

For anyone new to town or just not paying attention, ever since January 2018, the Legislature has been working to take over the offices of the Idaho State Treasurer on the first floor of the State Capitol Building. After refusing ...

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Pandemic causes backlog of 40,000 cases in Idaho court system

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s judicial system faces a backlog of thousands of cases because of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the chief justice of the state’s highest court said. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Bevan described the ...

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Lawmakers have not yet approved spending $900 million in aid

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho state lawmakers in a power struggle with Republican Gov. Brad Little say they should have been called back into session last year to distribute the $1.25 billion in coronavirus rescue money that Little doled out. ...

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Idaho businesses receive $97 million in new PPP funding (access required)

In just the first reporting period of the newest round of Paycheck Protection Program loans from the federal government, Idaho businesses received 1,179 loans totaling more than $97 million, according to the Small Business Administration, which administers the program. In ...

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