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On May 12, the Idaho Senate adjourned and the House of Representatives voted to recess ending the longest legislative session in Idaho’s history. Passed legislation included campaign finance bills to prohibit foreign political contributions, enable candidate contribution transfers from one […]

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Idaho State Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger resigned Thursday following rape and sexual misconduct allegations. The Legislature’s ethics committee voted unanimously to find von Ehlinger’s actions constituted “conduct unbecoming.” The committee also advanced a motion to censure, suspend pay, and expel […]

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April 21, 2021  •  

Idaho Amendment Passes the House

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The Idaho House of Representatives passed a proposed constitutional amendment to allow lawmakers to call themselves back into special session. The amendment would allow lawmakers to call themselves back whenever at least 60% of members of each body agree to […]

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Gov. Brad Little signed a bill amending reporting requirements for independent expenditures. House Bill 104 requires reporting of the identity of the candidate or measure and whether the expenditure was made in support of or in opposition to the candidate […]

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The Idaho Legislature voted to close down until early April after a coronavirus outbreak among members of the state House. The recess, which will last until April 6, comes after six members in the lower chamber tested positive for the […]

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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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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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