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Treasurer’s office faces eviction from the Idaho Statehouse (access required)

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It’s up in the air whether the Idaho Legislature will finally force the Idaho treasurer to move out of her first-floor office in the Capitol Building or if the treasurer will appeal the judgement against her by the Idaho Fourth ...

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Idaho budget positioned to handle impacts of COVID-19

Idaho just ended its fiscal year with a surplus nearly three times what was expected before COVID-19. How, in the middle of a global pandemic, did we manage to do that? Through conservative principles of governing. In late March, shortly ...

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Where’s all the attorneys? Idaho ranks near the bottom (access required)

Graph of Attorneys vs. State Population.

Idaho ranks 36th for population and, taking area into account, 44th for population density. That’s not really news because everyone knows there’s a lot of Idaho and not a lot of people living here. The outdoor splendor of the state ...

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Casey opens legal practice in Eagle (access required)

A new legal practice has opened its doors in Eagle. Clinton O. Casey, formerly with Cantrill Skinner Lewis Casey & Sorenson LLP, has formed the practice, Casey Legal Group PLLC. He is joined by his whole legal team from Cantrill ...

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Idaho lawmakers seek options for calling special sessions

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Lawmakers concerned that Republican Gov. Brad Little has too much power following his emergency declaration because of the coronavirus pandemic considered on Monday ways to reconvene after the regular legislative session has ended. Draft legislation pitched to the State Affairs ...

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Little applauds federal court health insurance decision (access required)

Governor Brad Little at his press conference on March 23.

Gov. Brad Little applauded a federal court decision that supports Idaho’s approach for Enhanced Short-term Plans, a healthcare insurance option that provides better protection against preexisting condition exclusions and more robust benefits in areas where traditional short-term plans have fallen ...

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Idaho county sues state over federal COVID-19 rescue money

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A lawsuit filed by an Idaho county against Republican Gov. Brad Little and other state officials could upend plans for distributing $1.25 billion in coronavirus rescue money. Bonner County in the lawsuit filed July 14 in U.S. District Court contends ...

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