Boise city councilor’s puppy problem could pave path for code repeal

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments


A recent puppy purchase put a Boise city councilor in clear violation of his own government’s laws, and now he says he’ll look at repealing the “ridiculous” code.

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Ohio’s Kasich defends adding 450,000 to government health care in Idaho visit

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Idaho, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich defended his decision to expand government health care to over 450,000 in his state during a stop at the Idaho Capitol Friday.

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Idaho lawmakers express deep concern for Netflix tax hike

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

The Idaho State Tax Commission wants to tax Netflix and other streaming services.

Idaho senators expressed deep reservations about a tax on digital streaming service Netflix, worry serious enough for the lawmakers to ask for more time to examine the issue.

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Idaho wants to shield some execution records from public eye

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

STICK IT: Idaho wants to shield some chemical companies for public scrutiny.

By Harvey Breaux and Dustin Hurst |
Idaho senators introduced legislation Wednesday that could limit the public’s view of transparency with regards to how the state carries out executions.
Josh Tewalt, a top executive for the Idaho Department of Corrections, told members of the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee the proposal would insert into state code […]

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Another showdown looms for Idaho’s Otter over road funding, gas tax hike

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Butch Otter’s State of the State address contained a three-letter oddity the average Idahoan probably missed.

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Idaho governor’s staff outlines hidden spending wish list

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Butch Otter’s top staffers took to the budget committee Tuesday to explain their boss’s agenda for 2015, including new spending on schools and a modest increase to Medicaid outlays.

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