Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin

Statehouse roundup, 3.2.20: Guns-in-schools bill unveiled

But time is working against any new bill, since legislative leaders hope to wrap up the 2020 session within three weeks. For example, the House Education Committee will soon turn its focus away from introducing bills.

Statehouse roundup, 2.28.20: House passes teacher pay and school elections bills

It was a long Friday of policymaking and protest at the Statehouse. Lawmakers passed a teacher salary bill and a bill to limit school elections. Meanwhile, more than 100 people — largely students — protested a series of bills limiting transgender rights.

Statehouse roundup, 2.18.20: Transgender bill will get a Wednesday hearing

In other Statehouse news, lawmakers took nearly $265,000 from Idaho’s career-technical education program Tuesday — after learning the money wasn’t going where they expected it to go.

Statehouse roundup, 2.10.20: Funding formula rewrite bill surfaces

In other news, lawmakers reject bills to repeal the sales tax on groceries.

Statehouse roundup, 2.6.20: House Education continues rules debate

The House Education Committee was concerned about how the new pending rules intersect with the existing rules it repealed.

Statehouse roundup, 2.3.20: Bill targets March, August school election dates

Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, said she discussed her idea with constituents who are frustrated by obscure school election dates. But she said she hasn’t discussed the bill with education groups.

Statehouse roundup, 1.29.20: House Education faces pressure to act on standards

Meanwhile, a school scheduling bill has been derailed — for now — in the Senate.

Statehouse roundup, 1.27.20: Bill to limit ‘repeat’ bond issues heads to House floor

Meanwhile, it took 22 legislative days, but the House Education Committee took up its first bill Monday.

Statehouse Roundup, 1.13.20: Common Core hearings postponed until Wednesday

In other news, the head of Idaho’s STEM Action Center says Idaho can’t afford to wait on investing in programs that can grow the state’s high-tech workforce.

House Education Committee braces for Common Core showdown

In other Statehouse news from Tuesday, budget-writers took their first close look at Gov. Brad Little’s spending plan — with only a smattering of questions.