State Policy

Statehouse roundup, 3.25.24: Last-minute bill would rework the Phoenix purchase

Also, Senate leadership plans amendments to library bill while House leadership introduces late-session bills on school choice, facilities funding and Idaho Launch.

Statehouse roundup, 3.22.24: Budget committee approves $145 million for attendance funding gap

Also, the Senate could soon consider four “trailer” bills making significant changes to the recently passed school facilities funding legislation.

Analysis: Must-watch GOP primaries loom. Expect some chaos.

Here are a dozen GOP legislative primary races you need to watch, and another dozen races you probably should watch. They stretch throughout the state — and include a few rematches.

Statehouse roundup, 3.20.24: Senate committee delays vote on latest library bill

In other news, a bill banning abortion providers from supplying schools with sex education materials is headed to Gov. Brad Little’s desk.

Statehouse roundup, 3.19.24: Session slows to a grind, with some big education issues stalled

With one big bill on hold on the Senate floor, a big piece of the state budget is in its own state of stasis.

Statehouse roundup, 3.15.24: Critchfield unveils incremental funding formula change

In other news, the House passed a bill banning the forced use of titles and pronouns that are “inconsistent with (a) person’s sex.” The bill applies to school staff and students.

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.

Districts drop to four-day weeks despite obscure provision buried in legislation

Some are not waiting for statewide direction. “Of all the things I’ve done sitting on this board this has been the most difficult,” one trustee said.  

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, 3.8.24: New bill to arm teachers surfaces in Senate

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