Ryan Suppe and Kevin Richert

Statehouse roundup, 3.13.24: Bill to arm teachers falls in Senate committee

In other news, budget-writers carved out money for employee pay raises at the two-year colleges, and money to help Boise State University accommodate growth.

Statehouse roundup, 3.12.24: Private school tax credit bill defeated in close vote

A single vote decided whether the bill would advance to the House floor.

Statehouse roundup, 3.11.24: Lawmakers spar with library supporters over latest ‘harmful’ material bill

In other news, the Senate voted to tighten up the rules for Idaho Launch — by changing the way the state defines an “in-demand career.”

Statehouse roundup, 3.8.24: New bill to arm teachers surfaces in Senate

In other news, technical concerns torpedoed a Senate-passed bill on school flag displays.

Statehouse roundup, 3.6.24: Bill would block schools from touting tax relief

In other Statehouse news, budget-writers hear a pitch for new student cottages at the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Statehouse roundup, 3.4.24: Critchfield budget presentation sheds light on attendance funding gap

INSIDE: Lawmakers approve a Holocaust teaching resolution and a bill banning classroom flags.

Statehouse roundup, 2.27.24: University presidents ask lawmakers to fully fund employee pay

Additional salary funding would help attract new faculty and keep tuition stable, they said.

Statehouse roundup, 2.26.24: ISU ‘on track’ to address budget deficit, says new president

Also, a measure to lower the school bond election threshold is heading to the House floor.

Statehouse roundup, 2.21.24: Constitutional amendment would lower school bond threshold

Also, the Senate passed bills banning campus diversity statements and revising school board quorum measures.

Statehouse roundup, 2.20.24: School leaders back $2 billion facilities bill but ‘temper expectations’

In other news, Superintendent Debbie Critchfield pitched short-term and long-term K-12 funding fixes.