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Bear River water rights bill on track to pass (access required)

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 ...

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Concordia School of Law finds new home (access required)

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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 ...

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Idaho Treasurer fighting Legislature for Capitol office (access required)

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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 ...

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Billionaire touts bill to limit medical debt attorney fees

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. ...

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Moyle prepared to launch Prop 13 ‘nuclear option’

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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 ...

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State parental leave policy follows lead of private industry (access required)

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This article was updated Jan. 31 to clarify Smith + Malek’s location. When Gov. Brad Little recently announced an executive order granting state employees in the executive branch eight weeks of paid parental leave, he was following the lead of ...

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