Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin

Statehouse roundup, 3.29.19: Late-session movement on education budgets

State Board budget takes a hit but still advances; Senate approves funding to raise Idaho’s minimum teacher salary.

Statehouse roundup, 3.26.19: House Education introduces pared-down funding formula bill

A public hearing is tentatively set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Statehouse.

Statehouse roundup, 3.21.19: Teacher recertification bill heads to House floor

The education and budget-writing committees are winding down their work for the year. Get the latest news here.

Statehouse roundup, 3.19.19: House Education gets back to work

The House Education Committee didn’t talk about the K-12 funding formula rewrite — or Monday’s protest. And it’s unclear when the Senate will revisit the issue. Catch up on all the other Statehouse education news, including the latest on college scholarship funding.

House committee members rebel against chairman

Committee member absences meant the House Education Committee could not vote on a new funding formula bill. House Speaker Scott Bedke did not condemn the eight Republican no-shows.

Statehouse roundup, 3.15.19: House committee gets tangled up in ‘red-tape’ bill

In other Statehouse news, budget-writers pony up $3.8 million to boost minimum teacher salaries.

Statehouse roundup, 3.14.19: Funding formula bill gets its first hearing in the Senate

The Senate Education Committee could hold a full public hearing on the bill Monday. In other news, the Senate approved an additional $7 million for state college scholarships, and the House approved a bill creating a unique certificate for charter school administrators.

Statehouse roundup, 3.13.19: Senate passes K-12 budgets; controversial scholarship tax credit bill resurfaces

The bill would provide $15 million in tax credits for donors who support private school scholarship programs. Last year, a broad spectrum of education groups opposed the idea.

Statehouse shakeup: One funding formula bill dies, a second makes its debut

A divided House Education Committee killed Chairman Lance Clow’s version of a funding formula rewrite. Now, the focus shifts to the Senate, where a second bill could get a hearing later this week.

Statehouse roundup, 3.11.19: House Education kills Ybarra’s teacher pipeline proposal

In other news, a Boise senator unveils a college scholarship bill — but it won’t come to the Legislature until the 2020 session.