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Record Idaho tax cut clears panel, heads to House for vote

Jan. 18, 2022 17:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers on Tuesday approved the state’s largest-ever tax relief package, voting to send the $600 million tax measure to the full House. “Every Idahoan benefits from this bill,” said Republican Rep. Mike Moyle. “I want to emphasize that.” ...

Governors turn to budgets to guard against climate change

Jan. 15, 2022 11:37 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Democratic...

Idaho Republicans seek to up deadline for affiliation change

Jan. 13, 2022 18:04 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s 300,000 unaffiliated voters might have to act fast if they want to participate in the closed Republican primary on May 17. A Republican-backed bill introduced Thursday would eliminate the current practice allowing unaffiliated voters to change their...

Lawmakers aim to reject, replace Idaho education standards

Jan. 13, 2022 17:14 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to reject the math, science and English standards currently used to make sure Idaho’s more than 300,000 K-12 students are meeting specific criteria and replace them with new ones. Backers of current...

Nevada candidate seeks Trump's favor with Florida TV spot

Jan. 13, 2022 15:06 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a campaign ad, Nevada gubernatorial candidate Michele Fiore steps out of a Ford F-150 with a handgun holstered on her hip and tells viewers she was one of the first elected officials to endorse Donald Trump in the lead-up to the 2016 election. “You...

Bill to cut income tax introduced in Idaho House committee

Jan. 12, 2022 14:36 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to cut Idaho's income tax and provide one-time rebates was introduced Wednesday in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. Gov. Brad Little outlined the proposal in his State of the State address earlier this week, and the House committee moved...

Idaho confronts climate change with money to protect forests

Jan. 11, 2022 17:01 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Increasingly destructive Idaho wildfires that the state’s Republican governor blames in part on climate change have resulted in him proposing a budget adding more firefighters and $150 million for future firefighting costs. Gov. Brad Little included the money...

Idaho governor touts big education spending boost, tax cuts

Jan. 10, 2022 18:47 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday proposed an 11% budget increase for public schools, a record $300 million boost over last year’s budget amount that was dedicated to schools. The Republican governor in his State of the State address also promoted a $350...

Idaho governor, lawmakers eye tax cuts with budget surplus

Jan. 07, 2022 15:47 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With the state sitting on a pile of cash, Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little and Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate talked tax cuts on Friday, but also prudence. Little and lawmakers spoke at the Idaho Press Club’s 2022 Legislative...

Idaho lawmakers try to forecast state's economic future

Jan. 06, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on an economic forecasting committee working on recommendations the entire Legislature can use to set the state’s budget struggled Thursday with factoring in how billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money will influence the state’s financial picture...