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Idaho Lawmakers Advance $52 Million in Emergency Road Repair

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have approved $52 million in emergency road funding to pay for damage caused by the severe winter.

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Idaho Lawmaker Pulls $10M Medicaid Gap Bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The chairman of the House Health and Welfare Committee says his $10 million proposal to provide limited primary care services to Idahoans poorest doesn't have enough votes to pass a legislative hearing.

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Bill to Conduct FBI Background Checks Fails in Idaho House 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — House lawmakers have killed legislation allowing FBI background checks on some state employees despite warnings from the bill's sponsor that doing so will cause the state to lose critical federal funding.

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Bill Limiting Early Voting in Idaho Headed to House Floor

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A measure limiting early voting in Idaho is on its way to the House floor after squeaking through a skeptical legislative panel.

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Lottery-Winner Secrecy Bill Headed to Idaho House Floor

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lottery winners in Idaho would be allowed to hide their identities under legislation headed to the House floor.

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Idaho House Clears Bill Addressing Attorney Fees

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that would block an Idaho Supreme Court decision on when attorney fees are imposed has cleared the House floor.

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Idaho’s Sex Offenders to Submit DNA Samples Under New Bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would require registered sex offenders to submit a DNA sample to the state's criminal DNA database.

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Idaho House Panel Advances Tax Cut Plan

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel has advanced a $51 million tax cut proposal.

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Idaho House Committee Introduces New Felon Firearm Ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would expand the list of the worst kind of felons banned from owning firearms.

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Idaho Schools Superintendent Seeks 6.6% Budget Boost

 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is asking legislative budget writers for a 6.6 percent increase in state funding for schools, promising that the money will provide returns on the investment.

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Idaho Tax Bill Advances Despite Gay Marriage Objections

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee has voted to bring the state's tax code in line with federal rules, despite facing objections from two lawmakers who argued the state should not be recognizing same-sex marriages.

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Idaho Democrat Wants Top-Two Primary System

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A state senator from Boise wants to drastically change Idaho's primary elections. Democratic Sen. Grant Burgoyne has introduced a personal bill that would create a top-two primary system.

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Idaho House Panel Introduces New Liquor License Bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would require bars with liquor licenses to be open at least 20 hours a week and must sell at least 20 drinks per week.

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Idaho Panel Backs 3 Percent Pay Raise for State Workers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bipartisan lawmaker panel Tuesday backed a proposal for a 3 percent pay increase for Idaho's state workers in fiscal year 2018, aligning with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's recommendation he made earlier this year.

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Idaho Lawmakers Approve Update to Child Mental Health Rules

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are considering a set of rule changes that would strengthen a community approach to the state's mental health treatment for children.

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The Trial of the Christian Heather Scott (Opinion)

For the second straight day Friday on Top Story, we talked about the GOP’s attempts to silence one of its own.

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Idaho Projected to See $139M Surplus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $139 million in surplus tax revenue if a new forecast holds true.

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Idaho Fish and Game to Try For Fee Hike Once Again

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees despite facing years of resistance from state lawmakers.

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Idaho’s Horse Racing Commission Faces Funding Woes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's Horse Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the state's largest horse racing track.

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Idaho Lawmakers Finalize Health Coverage Recommendations

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small group of Idaho lawmakers say the Republican-dominated Legislature must find a way to provide health care to the state's low-income uninsured population in 2017.

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