Latest Idaho state government News

COVID's lingering impact prompts Real ID deadline extension

Dec. 06, 2022 13:36 PM EST

The deadline for obtaining the Real ID needed to board a domestic flight has been pushed back again, with the Department of Homeland Security citing the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the slower-than-expected rollout. The deadline to have a Real ID had been May 3,...

Lawyers seek to block Idaho execution of terminally ill man

Nov. 22, 2022 14:44 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A terminally ill man scheduled to be executed in mid-December for his role in the 1985 slayings of two gold prospectors in Idaho is asking a federal court to block the execution. Attorneys for 66-year-old Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr. asked the court in documents...

Idaho lawmakers working on additional 'ESG' legislation

Nov. 21, 2022 16:52 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Potential new laws intended to limit state investments or contracts with companies that factor in such things as climate change and workers’ rights into their business practices will likely be introduced in the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers said Monday. ...

Idaho AG-elect hires former Trump administration attorneys

Nov. 18, 2022 19:21 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will add a new position of solicitor general to challenge federal government actions and policies when Republican Raul Labrador becomes the state’s new attorney general in early January. Labrador on Thursday announced two staff positions to be filled by...

Idaho OKs death warrant for man who killed gold prospectors

Nov. 16, 2022 22:29 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities issued a death warrant on Wednesday for a terminally ill man who is facing execution for his role in the 1985 slayings of two gold prospectors. The warrant sets Pizzuto’s execution by lethal injection on Dec. 15, but officials said they...

Idaho House seat goes to Republican after glitch reported

Nov. 10, 2022 17:59 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — What initially appeared to be a Democratic win in the Idaho House has turned into a Republican victory after a glitch in reporting early voting was corrected in south-central Idaho, a state election official said Thursday. Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad...

Republicans maintain control in deeply conservative Idaho

Nov. 09, 2022 18:05 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republicans maintained their hold in the deeply conservative state on Tuesday by retaining all statewide offices, a U.S. Senate seat, both seats in the U.S. House and supermajorities in both chambers of the Statehouse. Republican Gov. Brad Little easily...

Incumbents Simpson and Fulcher retain U.S. House seats

Nov. 09, 2022 02:32 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Incumbent Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher retained their seats in Congress in Tuesday’s election in deeply conservative Idaho. Simpson, 72, won a 13th term representing the eastern portion of the state in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional...

Republican Russ Fulcher wins reelection to U.S. House in Idaho's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 02:31 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Russ Fulcher wins reelection to U.S. House in Idaho's 1st Congressional District.

Republican Mike Simpson wins reelection to U.S. House in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 02:13 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mike Simpson wins reelection to U.S. House in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District.