Latest Idaho Attorney General's Office News

Idaho Supreme Court weighs new strict ballot initiatives law

Jun. 29, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that pits the rights of voters to enact and repeal laws against the power of the state Legislature to shape how ballot initiative efforts are carried out. A new law making it harder to get...

Idaho governor nixes lieutenant governor's mask-mandate ban

May. 28, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday issued an executive order repealing a 24-hour-old mask-mandate prohibition put in place while he was out of the state by the lieutenant governor, describing her actions as a tyrannical abuse of power and an “irresponsible, self-serving...

Legislature hires own lawyers to defend new initiative law

May. 25, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to allow the state Legislature to intervene in two lawsuits that challenge the same restrictive voter initiative law, meaning taxpayers will pay for two separate legal teams in each case. The state will be...

Official warns of fundraising scams after Idaho shooting

May. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning residents to be wary of scams by people claiming to raise money for the victims of a school shooting in eastern Idaho. Two students and the school custodian were shot during the May 6 attack at Rigby...

Idaho facing potential government shutdown starting in June

Apr. 30, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers hesitant to leave the governor in charge of pandemic decisions after the legislative session are delaying their adjournment, a move that analysists say could cause a government shutdown by threatening the start date of some 200 pieces of legislation. ...