2015 Idaho Legislature

Charter group makes push for veto override

At issue is a $1.7 million bill to cover the costs that follow transfer students. Gov. Butch Otter vetoed the bill last week.

Otter holds firm on transportation funding, explains veto

The governor says he doesn’t want a highway bill and tax overhaul to threaten education funding.

Tax showdown: Senate will not consider omnibus tax bill

A day after passing the House, a far-reaching tax bill is quickly killed in the Senate.

Statehouse roundup, 3.31.15: New broadband plan killed

The failed bill would have created a new state panel to help rural school districts secure high-speed Internet.

Analysis: Statehouse drama shifts to tax policy

As the House and Senate move toward a showdown on taxes, the passage of the K-12 budget (2015-16) has the look of a done deal.

Ybarra aide blasts Luna over Schoolnet contract

“We can count. … And we can calculate. … And we can spell.” A top aide to Sherri Ybarra pledges to fix Schoolnet problems.

Statehouse roundup, 3.23.15: Teacher salaries, and more

After it was fast-tracked, the career ladder salary bill next heads to the Senate

Analysis: The career ladder becomes a ‘feel-good’ bill

On Friday, the career ladder bill had the look of a done deal — and the ‘going-home bill’ that closes the 2015 legislative session.

Otter, Hill, Bedke throw support behind career ladder

The joint news release was issued Friday morning, as the House Education Committee started a crucial hearing on the teacher pay plan.

Broadband: Goedde questions whether cost savings will stand up

School districts have saved by switching away from Idaho Education Network contractors, but the numbers are not an apples-to-apples comparison, an aide to Gov. Butch Otter said Thursday.