Your guide to being an informed Idahoan

Lawmakers debated more than 40 bills related to education during the 2014 session. We tracked all of them on our Bill Tracker. It’s a tool for you to see how all 105 lawmakers voted. The tracker also has links to the bill language and our coverage of the bill.

The bills cover a variety of topics: teacher salaries and awards; strategic planning; agriculture programs; parents’ rights; even the color of buses. Plenty of bills relate specifically to rural communities — including funding, the hiring of spouses and building projects.

Here are key links for the information you need:

Who is your legislator?  — Start by finding out which district you live in then find the lawmakers that represent that district. You have two representatives and one senator.

Bill Tracker — voting record of all 70 representatives and 35 senators (fun fact: find out how often they were absent).

Our website — full of legislative education news.

Our Ed Trends — comparable data on all public schools and districts in Idaho.

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The upcoming election — Idaho hosts a primary in May. Click here to find out more about who is running for re-election and their challengers.

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