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Idaho AG Vets Medicaid Expansion Proposal

The Idaho Attorney General's office has flagged a handful of concerns while vetting a proposal seeking to expand Medicaid coverage through a ballot initiative

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Idaho Court Ruling Has Lawmakers Bracing for 2018 Session

An Idaho Supreme Court ruling has the state's top legislative leaders scrambling to prepare for a 2018 session unlike any other in the Gem State's recent history

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Advocates File Idaho Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiative

Health advocates who have been stymied by Idaho's Republican-dominant Legislature to expand Medicaid have filed paperwork for a ballot initiative.

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North Idaho Senator Joins Lieutenant Governor Race

A northern Idaho lawmaker is joining the race to win the state's open lieutenant governor seat in 2018. GOP Sen. Bob Nonini of Coeur d'Alene filed to run for the position on Tuesday. Nonini is in his third term in the Idaho Senate after serving four terms in the Idaho House.

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GOP Idaho Lawmaker Wants Apology After Confrontation at Fair

A northern Idaho senator says he stands by his comments after law enforcement video showed the Republican lawmaker in a confrontation at the Latah County Fair.

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Idaho Senate Majority Leader Resigns to Serve as US Attorney

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis has officially resigned from the Idaho Legislature following a recent confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho.

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ITD Board Postpones Decision about District Headquarters

The Idaho Transportation board has postponed making a decision whether to move its district headquarters out of Shoshone.

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Idaho Leaders Assign Lawmakers to Address Campaign Laws

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's top legislative leaders have formed a working group to study possible changes to the state's campaign finance laws.

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Police to Pay Bar Owners $17K in Liquor License Settlement

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Police will pay $17,000 to two bar owners in southwest Idaho who had their liquor license suspended for hosting a burlesque show.

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Overhaul of Idaho Oil and Gas Laws Includes New Commission

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A revamped commission overseeing Idaho's natural gas and oil industry and a beefed up state agency to aid that effort emerged from this year's Legislative session along with more extensive reporting requirements for oil companies.

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Idaho Lawmaker Per Diem Dustup Raises Questions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislative leaders say there's no easy solution to address questions once again surrounding how much Idaho lawmakers are entitled to receive when offsetting legislative expenses.

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Idaho Lawmakers Challenge Validity of Governor’s Veto

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two lawmakers from eastern Idaho say Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter missed the deadline to veto legislation that would have repealed the 6 percent sales tax on groceries.

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Governor Otter Vetoes Bill Repealing Sales Tax on Groceries

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Idahoans will have to continue paying tax on steak, cheese, milk, and other foods now that the governor has vetoed legislation that would have repealed the sales tax on groceries.

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Lawmaker: Fight for Idaho Victims’ Rights Amendment Not Over

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A key legislative leader is promising to reintroduce a proposal amending Idaho's constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families.

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Idaho’s Democrats Recap Legislative Session

BOISE, Idaho – A lot has happened this legislative session as lawmakers vied for differing positions on education, the environment, health care, faith healing, plans for the state’s roads and bridges, and tax cuts.

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Idaho Legislature at a Standstill, Adjournment Delayed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are currently in a standstill after Republican infighting halted both chambers from moving forward on any major legislative action.

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Idaho Public Schools Budget Headed to Governor’s Desk

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have signed off on the state' public schools funding proposal for fiscal year 2018 — which makes up the largest share of the state's budget.

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Bill Lifting Some Alcohol Restrictions Moves to Idaho House

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel has advanced legislation repealing the state's ban on nudity and explicit live performances at certain businesses licensed to serve alcohol.

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Idaho Senate Rewrites Tax Plan to Remove Grocery Tax

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Senate lawmakers have narrowly decided to repeal the state's taxation on groceries in a fight over what sort of tax relief will be provided to Idahoans at the end of the legislative session.

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Idaho Rep. Priscilla Giddings on KLIX

A few weeks ago, a Republican apparatchik from the Mini-Cassia region criticized me for being unprepared and lazy.

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