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The Idaho State Legislature adjourned sine die March 31. The 81-day session focused mostly on infrastructure and education. Starting the session with a nearly $2 billion surplus and billions in federal covid relief funds, lawmakers approved Gov. Brad Little’s “Leading […]

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced he is appointing Muffy Davis to Blaine County Commissioner, replacing Jacob Greenberg who is retiring at the end of December. Davis is the current Democratic representative from Idaho’s 26th District. Before being elected to the […]

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November 18, 2021  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns

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The Idaho Legislature adjourned November 17, ending the state’s longest-ever legislative session. The House, in a unique political move, chose to go on an extended recess rather than adjourn to allow a return to session without being called back by […]

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October 27, 2021  •  

Idaho to Return to Regular Session

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Speaker of the House Scott Bedke announced the Idaho Legislature will reconvene November 15 to address Federal Covid-19 rules for employers and consider an ethics complaint against Rep. Priscilla Giddings. Normally, only Idaho’s Governor has the power to call a […]

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Idaho is slated to start its redistricting process this September. Based on the most recent Census, Idaho gained an additional congressional district, bringing their total up to two. Legislators will be tasked with dividing the state into two congressional districts […]

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The Boise City Council will vote on the creation of geographic districts for the November 2021 City Council elections. In 2020, Idaho lawmakers passed a bill requiring all cities with a population of more than 100,000 to create legislative districts […]

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little appointed Lori McCann to fill the vacant seat in state House District 6. McCann’s term began May 17 and will continue until the next general election when the term of office expires. The seat was vacated […]

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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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