2018 Idaho Legislature

Lawmaker: 2018 Legislature failed to act on school safety

Statehouse roundup, 3.13.18: Could an impasse over a reading test hang up the end of the 2018 legislative session?

Vick, Foreman decry higher education’s left-wing agenda

The two Republican senators voted against a $295.8 million higher education budget bill, now headed to the House.

Otter signs tax bill, as a ‘fix’ clears committee

Statehouse roundup, 3.12.18: Senate passes higher education budget, House committee passes bill designed to help low-performing schools.

Senate hearing set on private school scholarship bill

The Statehouse hearing on House Bill 590 is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday. Public testimony will be limited to one hour.

House passes school safety bill

Statehouse roundup, 3.9.18: House advances school safety bill targeting social media threats, and a $25 million tax cut is designed to appease critics of an omnibus tax bill headed to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk.

Senate panel slams brakes on mastery program

Statehouse roundup, 3.6.18: Gov. Butch Otter’s adult completer scholarship bill narrowly passes a House committee.

Idaho House passes private school scholarship bill

Statehouse roundup, 3.5.18: Private school scholarship, accountability and student achievement, teacher loan forgiveness and more.

State Board opposes private scholarship bill

The State Board of Education has joined the chorus of opposition to a controversial private school scholarship bill.

Idaho House passes bill limiting repeat bond issues

Statehouse roundup, 3.1.18: On a busy Thursday at the Statehouse, lawmakers discuss free speech, firearms safety courses, the higher education “CEO” and more.

Senate OKs tax cut, sends bill to Otter’s desk

Republican supporters said the time had come for tax relief. Opponents said the cuts could jeopardize education.