2018 Idaho Legislature
Rep. Ron Nate never sought a hearing on the bill proposed by a fourth-grade class, House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher told Betsy Russell of the Spokane Spokesman-Review.
A reflective Gov. Butch Otter praised lawmakers for putting more money into teacher pay raises, classroom technology, scholarships and a new reading test.
Statehouse roundup, 3.27.18: A House vote fell far short of the two-thirds support needed to override a veto. Meanwhile, Otter objected to a piece of one K-12 budget, but stopped short of a second veto.
The new law allows prosecutors to pursue a case involving a threat, whether it occurs on school grounds or on social media platforms. It goes into effect immediately.
Statehouse roundup, 3.22.18: The last spending bill of 2018 heads to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk. Lawmakers may head home within a couple of days.
Statehouse roundup, 3.21.18: The House passes a new version of Ybarra’s office that would fund an expansion of the K-3 reading test pilot.