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Committee considers two bills to ease occupational licensing requirements (access required)

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In a continuing effort to reduce the number of regulations around jobs, the Occupational Licensing and Certification Laws Committee is considering two bills for the upcoming legislative session. The committee, chaired by Sen Todd Lakey, R-Nampa and Rep Gayann DeMordaunt, ...

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Legislature’s working group to examine property taxes, municipal budget increases

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The Idaho Legislature has formed a working group with the intention of looking at city and county property taxes, which could include lowering the amount of city and county budgets as well as reducing the amount that individuals pay. “That’s ...

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Controller about to award contract to Deloitte for mainframe migration project (access required)

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Idaho state government is one step closer to migrating off its IBM mainframe, with the intention to select Deloitte Consulting to provide integration services for its Luma contract. Luma is the planned enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the Idaho State ...

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Law firms working to attract more women attorneys (access required)

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Idaho law firms competing for scarce talent are focusing on a particular demographic: Women. This competition is occurring across several fronts. Mansfield Rule In 2017, Diversity Lab – a Boulder, Colorado-based incubator intended to boost diversity and inclusion in law – ...

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State of the City speech reprises Bieter’s greatest hits (access required)

Facing competition in November for what would be his fifth term as mayor, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s annual State of the City message offered some new initiatives but primarily a reminder of the programs he had already provided. The speech — ...

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Retailers face repercussions of no-open-carry policies

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The gun debate has hit the retail sector, with a number of companies enacting no-open-carry policies and some organizations advocating for bills to limit businesses’ ability to take that step. Albertsons, Kroger (the parent company of Idaho retailer Fred Meyer), Walmart ...

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Idaho attorney general to participate in Facebook, Google investigations (access required)

Attorneys general nationwide are calling for investigations into Facebook and Google, and Idaho attorney general Lawrence Wasden is participating. The attorney general’s office confirmed that it was participating in both of the investigations, but said it couldn’t comment further because ...

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New voter registration system will require Windows 10 in counties (access required)

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New voter registration software the Secretary of State’s office plans to roll out in January will offer more security, meaning county clerks will no longer require a dedicated PC to connect to the system. However, that also means county clerks ...

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