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A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers are considering campaign finance reform proposals to introduce at the next legislative session. The panel is considering extending campaign finance reporting requirements to local elections, increasing the frequency of reporting, and posting collected information […]

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On March 28, the Idaho Legislature adjourned its 2018 legislative session. The adjournment process was revised following a lawsuit over a veto last year. Lawmakers stayed in the capital an additional five days to preserve the right to override any […]

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A bipartisan working group of lawmakers unanimously approved a proposed bill amending the state’s campaign finance laws. Among the changes, the proposal would require year-round, monthly campaign finance reporting, prohibit PACs from accepting more than $1,000 from groups not registered […]

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A bipartisan working group of lawmakers unanimously approved a proposed bill amending the state’s campaign finance laws. Among the changes, the proposal would require year-round, monthly campaign finance reporting, prohibit PACs from accepting more than $1,000 from groups not registered […]

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The Idaho Legislature adjourned the 2017 regular session sine die on March 29, 2017. Major issues of this year’s session included proposed income tax cuts and funding for public schools. A handful of legislators will work through the interim on […]

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An attempt to place an initiative on the November ballot to overhaul state campaign finance and ethics regulations has failed. The Keep Idaho Elections Accountable campaign, chaired by Democrat Holli Woodings, failed to collect the 48,000 signatures needed, coming up […]

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Gov. Butch Otter signed a procurement bill into law late last month, overhauling how the state makes purchases. House Bill 538 repeals existing statutes in favor of a completely new chapter, dubbed the State Procurement Act. The Act requires training […]

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The Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die on Friday, March 25, 2016. Lawmakers agreed to a 7.4 percent increase in the education budget, but did not pass a tax cut proposal or Medicaid expansion. Photo of the Idaho State Capitol by […]

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Lobbying Florida: “Lobbying firms pull in cash as year ends” by Jim Saunders in the Tallahassee Democrat Hawaii: “Lobbying Law Proposed For Kauai” by Chad Blair in the Honolulu Civil Beat Idaho: “Bill would make university, state agency lobbyists report […]

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The Idaho Legislature adjourned its special session Monday, May 18, 2015, just 12 hours after reconvening. Lawmakers returned to Boise to approve changes to federal child support rules. The bill has been sent to the governor who said he will […]

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Gov. Butch Otter announced a special legislative session will begin on May 18, 2015. After adjourning in early April, lawmakers will return to resolve amendments to a child support law. The law is a prerequisite for receiving federal funds to […]

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April 13, 2015  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns

The Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die early Saturday, April 11, 2015. The 90-day session concluded after both houses reached a compromise on a major transportation funding bill. The bill approved $94.1 million for road and bridge repairs, failing to erase […]

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A bill, introduced this month, seeks to create greater transparency in campaign finance reporting for PACs. House Bill 112 eliminates a gap in PAC reporting following the seven-day pre-election report and election day, requiring disclosure of contributions of $1,000 or […]

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End of 2013 regular session

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