State Policy

House Democratic leader will not seek re-election

Instead, Rep. Lauren Necochea says she will concentrate on her role as state chair of the Idaho Democratic Party.

Statehouse roundup, 2.9.24: House passes education ‘maintenance’ budgets

INSIDE: New bill would beef-up school bullying reporting requirements.

Statehouse roundup, 2.8.24: State plan to fund school facilities introduced

MORE INSIDE: a budget battle led to a House leadership ouster.

Analysis: Budgeting is hard. This year, it could be tougher than ever.

In a spending season that is off to anything but a smooth start, two of Gov. Brad Little’s favorite education programs sit squarely in legislative limbo.

Statehouse roundup, 2.7.24: A ‘combination’ library bill emerges

In other Wednesday news, budget-writers dig into the State Board of Education’s requests, and a resolution on the University of Phoenix purchase falls off the agenda, at least for today.

Statehouse roundup, 2.6.24: Bill to shorten library board terms advances

INSIDE: Bills expanding CTE scholarship expenses, revising digital learning agency funding formula head to the House floor

FAFSA deadline rolled back to March 31

The State Board of Education rolled back the deadline Monday, citing the “ongoing problems” students are facing with the new version of the online federal form.

Statehouse roundup, 2.5.24: Home-school rights protected in proposed constitutional amendment

INSIDE: New bills introduced to ban mask mandates, and restrict activists from providing sex education material.

Key lawmakers seek to have a say on U of I-Phoenix purchase

The legislation is not yet public. The co-sponsors — Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, and Sen. C. Scott Grow, R-Eagle — have questioned the details of the proposed $685 million Phoenix deal.

Statehouse roundup, 2.2.24: Budget-setting in disarray after JFAC rebellion

INSIDE: New diversity, equity and inclusion restrictions introduced and summer STEM library program could be defunded