2019 Legislature

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The Idaho Legislature is going strong, with almost 300 bills moving through committees. They cover a wide variety of topics, from public education funding to marijuana laws, to liquor license requirements.

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Idaho lawmakers are making it easier for people to get doses of a life-saving drug that can reverse opioid overdoses.

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Governor Brad Little signed legislation Wednesday that provides a major step forward in ending a years-long dispute over water.

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A measure to ease the punishment for a first-time offense of possessing marijuana passed a committee in the legislature unanimously.

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A group of about a dozen Republicans plan to release their proposal this week to add restrictions to Idaho’s recent Medicaid expansion.

It’s the end of the fifth week of the Idaho Legislature. That means lawmakers are almost halfway toward going home.

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An Idaho Republican is introducing a constitutional amendment that would make legislative redistricting more partisan.

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This week, the director of the Idaho State Liquor Division appeared before the legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Appropriations Committee. Along with putting in the agency’s yearly budget request, the director shared big revenue projections.

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Idaho lawmakers are reviving a bill to give judges more discretion when it comes to sentencing certain people charged with drug trafficking.


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About 300 people took to the capitol steps in Boise Monday demanding state lawmakers to “do your job” and implement Medicaid expansion without any restrictions.

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A familiar proposal is making its way through the legislature again this session. Idaho lawmakers are exploring the possibility of doing away with the annual switch to daylight saving time.

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The Idaho Legislature has been in session for four weeks and bills are coming fast and furious from lawmakers.

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Gov. Brad Little is taking aim at reducing the “state regulatory burdens on Idaho citizens and businesses” with his first two executive orders.

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This City Club of Boise Political Pundits Forum was recorded on January 19th at The Boise Centre.


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A push in the Idaho Legislature to ban cell phone bans is moving forward. Republican Representative Chad Christensen from eastern Idaho thinks there’s no issue with driving and holding a cell phone to your ear. He finds laws that prohibit the practice in Idaho Falls, Blaine County and other places in the state too restrictive.


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