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Adjourned!
The 2011 Idaho Legislature ended Thursday with lawmakers dumping a rebate extension for alternative energy developers and passing the governor's plan to spur new jobs.
Bill Limiting Abortion Window Heads To Senate
An Idaho Senate panel voted 7-2 in favor of a ban on abortions after a fetus has reached 20 weeks following fertilization. (The party-line vote of the Senate State Affairs Committee came Wednesday morning after 2 1/2 hours of testimony. The measure now goes to the full Senate...
Two State Agencies Set To See Budget Increases
The Idaho Transportation Department will get about $562 million for fiscal year 2012, according to a budget passed by the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. That's up 16.3 percent -- or $78.8 million -- from the budget lawmakers set last year...
School Bus Ad Bill Advances
A bill to allow corporate logos and other business advertisements to adorn black-and-yellow school buses that carry Idaho children to classes has moved to the Senate floor. The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday advanced the bill that was introduced earlier this month by Republican Assistant Majo…
Idaho Lawmakers Approve Anti-Union Bills
Idaho lawmakers have pushed through two bills aimed at undermining union influence in Idaho, sending the measures to Governor "Butch" Otter for signing into law.  The first bill prohibits "project labor agreements" requiring contractors to forge pacts with un…
Top Story Podcast 2/14/11: Arts Commission Wants More Money
The Idaho Commission for the Arts wants $1.77 million dollars for their 2012 budget.  What?  You and I are paying for finger paints and tootoo's?  Read more here.
Top Story Podcast 2/14/11: First hour - Cut The Arts Commission Budget! Ridenbaugh Press's Randy Stapilus discuss…