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The Idaho House passed a constitutional amendment allowing the Legislature to call itself into a special session. The legislation stems from lawmaker dissatisfaction with restrictions Gov. Brad Little put in place last March. Specifically, those to reduce coronavirus infections and […]

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The Legislature concluded its special session late Wednesday night after three days of protests and public outrage regarding the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Three bills were sent to Gov. Brad Little’s desk, including two election related bills and […]

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Due to the special legislative session being called for August 24, 2020, registered lobbyists will be required to file a monthly report. Monthly reports must be filed on or before September 15, 2020, covering the month of August. For questions […]

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Gov. Brad Little stated Wednesday he will call the part-time Legislature back into a special session during the week of August 24 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The special session could include how to conduct the November general election amid […]

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June 24, 2020  •  

Idaho House Calls Unofficial Session

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On the morning of June 23, 15 House Republicans met in the Statehouse to discuss and air grievances over Gov. Brad Little’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers read a multi-page statement against the actions of Little, stating he had […]

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Aaron von Ehligner - by FinallyGoodIT

Gov. Brad Little appointed Aaron von Ehlinger to fill the Idaho House District 6 seat until November’s general election. The appointment was made one day after von Ehlinger challenged incumbent Rep. Thyra Stevenson, and won the Republican primary for the […]

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little won’t delay the May 19 primary election, but the election will now be all-absentee due to the risk from coronavirus. Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has extended the deadline to submit absentee ballots to June 2. […]

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The second session of the 65th Idaho Legislature has ended. The House adjourned sine die on Friday after balancing fears of spreading the coronavirus with potential vetoes of several bills representatives will now be powerless to override. If the House […]

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March 20, 2020  •  

Idaho Senate Adjourns Sine Die

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The Idaho Senate adjourned sine die Thursday night. However, the House voted to meet again Friday morning despite recommendations to practice social distancing amid COVID-19 concerns. Coronavirus has been looming over the last week of the session, causing Gov. Brad […]

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At the request of Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, and in consultation with the office of the Governor, the Idaho Office of the Secretary of State is extending the February 10 filing deadline for PACs and candidates under the […]

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The Idaho House of Representatives voted unanimously to expel Rep. John Green, a day after a Texas federal jury convicted him of a felony. Rep. Green refused to resign from Seat B of House District 2 following a guilty verdict. […]

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Lauren Necochea - MARSHALL CLARKE

Gov. Brad Little appointed Lauren Necochea to fill the vacant House of Representatives District 19 seat. Necochea was one of three possible candidates and the top choice the Democratic Legislative Committee for District 19 submitted to the governor. The seat […]

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April 12, 2019  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die April 11. During the 95-day legislative session, lawmakers passed bills amending state lobbying and campaign finance laws and passed a Medicaid budget bill to fund an expansion of the program. The session was longer […]

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Gov. Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1113 on April 3, amending state campaign finance law, effective January 1, 2020. The bill revises the definitions of candidate, election, electioneering communication, political committee, and public office. Senate Bill 1113 raises the registration […]

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