A bill to adjudicate water rights for the entire Bear River Basin is well on its way to becoming law. House Bill 382 passed the Idaho House of Representatives with a unanimous 70-0-0 vote on Feb. 10 and received a ...Read More »
After a week of doubt over the future of the Concordia University Law School in downtown Boise, the school has found a new home with Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The school’s previous parent university, Concordia University – Portland, unexpectedly announced ...Read More »
CenturyLink recently informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it failed to meet a deadline to implement rural broadband in Idaho, for which it had received $500 million nationwide. The Monroe, Louisiana-based company received funding to implement 10 Megabits per ...Read More »
A turf battle over office space is underway in the hallowed halls of the Idaho Capitol Building. The Legislature wants to evict the Idaho State Treasurer from her first-floor office in the Capitol Building, but Treasurer Julie Ellsworth doesn’t want ...Read More »
An advocacy organization for Idaho government employees is shutting down. The board of the Idaho Public Employees Association (IPEA), a Boise-based nonprofit organization founded in 1959, voted on Jan. 23 to shut down the organization after years of declining membership. “Twenty ...
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Idaho Billionaire Frank VanderSloot is lobbying legislators to back legislation requiring doctors and medical facilities to make their patient bills timely and clear — and limit how much attorneys can get paid for helping collect medical debt under certain circumstances. ...Read More »
Following the lead of other states, Idaho’s State Tax Commission is changing its structure. Chair Tom Harris had telegraphed his intentions in December at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference but hadn’t given details about how or when the change ...
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A member of Idaho legislative leadership says he has written a California Proposition 13-style citizen initiative to use as a “nuclear option” should the Legislature not pass a reduction in property taxes. “It needs to be avoided,” said Rep. Mike ...Read More »