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Twin Falls Driver Blacks Out – Hits House
(AP) - Police say a Twin Falls man blacked out while smoking a synthetic marijuana substance and drove his vehicle into a house. No one was injured during the incident Monday. Police say 24-year-old Casey McElliot was cited for reckless driving. A preliminary investigation by the Twin Falls Police D…
Idaho House Pulls Ultrasound Bill From Agenda…For Now
For several days the conversation at the State Capitol has been ongoing… should a woman be required to get an ultrasound before an abortion?  Wednesday, movement on that bill was halted when Rep. Tom Loertscher, the Chairman of the House State Affairs Committee canceled a hearing set for today.  The…
Idaho House Passes Anti-Texting Bill
(AP) - Texting while driving could hit drivers in the wallet under a bill that has passed the House. House lawmakers voted 53-17 Tuesday to bar motorists from using smartphones and other hand-held devices to send written communications.
Idaho House Approves Bill Capping Spending
(AP) - The House has approved a bill that is aimed at capping annual general fund spending at a little more than 5 percent of total personal income in the state. The bill approved 48-21 Monday would set the cap at a rate of 5.3 percent of the total personal income generated by Idahoans, estimated at…
House Passes Raise For State Workers
House lawmakers supported a 2 percent, across-the-board pay hike for state workers, while lamenting not having more for employees who've seen their wages cut nearly every year since the 2008 recession.
Last Night For Occupy Boise
Last night was likely last night for members of the “Occupy Boise” protest to camp out on state property across from the Idaho Statehouse.  The House on Friday passed emergency legislation to remove the protesters from their encampment.
Idaho House Considers “Standards” Bill
A bill introduced Tuesday in the House State Affairs Committee would set a standard for leaders in Idaho's House of Representatives.   The bill, introduced by Rep. Julie Ellsworth, R-Boise, would remove House leaders from their leadership position if they are convicted of DUI or a dru…
Medical Reform Nullification Bill Revived
Lawmakers are advancing a revived push to nullify the federal health care overhaul in Idaho. The House State Affairs Committee voted along party lines Monday to send the measure, led by Republican Represenative Vito Barbieri of Coeur d'Alene, to the full House...
Second Education Bill Passes House
A second bill in State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's education reform has won approval from the Idaho House of Representatives.  This morning's vote was 44-26 in favor of the bill.  It has already won approval from the Idaho Senate and now goes to the gover…
House Passes First Education Reform Bill
The bill passed the Idaho House on a 48-22 vote, with nine Republicans joining Democrats in opposition. Supporters of the bill to limit the state teachers union touted the plan as a way to hand over more power to the locally elected school boards...