Lawmakers

Lawmakers to Meet on Health Care
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers will meet to discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama's 2010 health care overhaul. The July 30 meeting of a Senate-House health care task force was added to the Legislature's calendar this week after the 5-4 de…
State Lawmakers Make Changes To Idaho Education Reform Law
It was a busy day for education at the statehouse Monday.  A measure clarifying when parents will start to play a role in the evaluation of their child's teacher has cleared the Idaho Legislature.  Meanwhile, over in the senate, senators voted in favor of deleting a portion of Idaho&a…
Twin Falls City Councilman Lance Clow To Run For Legislature
Twin Falls City Councilman and former Mayor Lace Clow has announced his candidacy for the Idaho Legislature. Clow, a Republican says he has filed paper work to seek the Nomination for District 24A of the Idaho House of Representatives. Clow is currently in his 19th year as a city councilman which in…
New redistrcting panel sets first meetings
The redistricting panel that's trying again to redraw Idaho's electoral boundaries will hold three public hearings next month in its bid to complete work that the previous batch of commissioners failed to get done.  The Idaho Statesman reports that here will be public hearings in Idah…
“Megaload” Foes Asking State To Reconsider
Foes of a plan by an oil company to haul more than 200 oversized loads of refining equipment along a two-lane north Idaho highway are asking the state to reconsider a decision to permit the shipments. Earlier this month, the Idaho Transportation Department issued a permit allowing a unit of ExxonMob…
Plan Would Cut Idaho Kindergarten Budget
Republican Representative Steve Thayn introduced the bill Tuesday in the House Education Committee. Thayn says by cutting two-thirds of the roughly $50 million spent on kindergarten each year, the state could save more than $30 million, money that could be funneled back into the state general fund a…