Idaho Lawmakers Head For Home, And The Campaign Trail

Mar 30, 2018

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It took 80 days, but the 2018 Idaho Legislature wrapped up this week. On Wednesday, both the House and Senate officially closed up shop and lawmakers headed home to campaign for the May primary.

While tax cuts and a failed health care plan from the Governor got lots of media coverage, Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief tells Samantha Wright other bills slipped quietly through the radar, including laws concerning crime and business practices in Idaho.

Gary and Samantha have a podcast called “Legislative Breakdown.” We pick apart the Idaho Legislature each week to find out how it affects YOU -- and on this week's finale, we'll recap the highlights from the 2018 legislative session. Find “Legislative Breakdown” in iTunes, in the NPR One app and here.

Correction: Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed HB 447, the civil asset forfeiture bill, this session. He did not sign the non-compete bill, SB1287a, this year but allowed it to become law without his signature.

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