Tagged: idaho legislature

Fighting words

By Idaho House and Senate Democrats
Special to the Reader

Republican politicians have had supermajority control of the Legislature and every statewide office for decades. Under their governance, Idaho has …

Here We Have Idaho

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Education funding

The powerful Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a budget for Idaho public schools March 3, amounting to $1.977 billion in fiscal year 2021 …

Here We Have Idaho

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Teacher salaries

A major piece of Idaho education legislation took its first step forward Feb. 26, as the House Education Committee unanimously voted to advance …

Politicizing education

By Rep. Steve Berch, D-Boise
Special to the Reader

The House Education Committee voted recently to reject and remove every word of Idaho’s education standards in math, English and science …

Here we Have Idaho, Jan. 30

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Wolves

Sen. Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson, introduced a bill Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Idaho Senate that would create some wolf-free zones in Idaho where hunters …

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