2022 Idaho Legislature

Statehouse roundup, 1.25.22: Tromp gets grilled on social-justice spending

The debate that defined the 2021 higher education budget battle took center stage again Tuesday.

Analysis: The omicron legislative session could get worse before it gets better

On Wednesday, two lawmakers reported testing positive for coronavirus. “At this point, I see no reason to stop our process,” House Speaker Scott Bedke said Thursday.

Analysis: Little steps into an election by tiptoeing a fine line

On Monday, Gov. Brad Little set high expectations for what he wants to do with a historic surplus, while seeking to appease the conservative base that often decides Republican primaries. Yes, this is an election year.

Little: All-day kindergarten bill will probably pass this year

“I think something will take place,” Little said during a question-and-answer session with Statehouse reporters Friday. The 2022 legislative session begins Monday.

Budget-writers return to town — to a full agenda

At their annual fall meeting, lawmakers are likely to discuss everything from Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s request for money for legal fees to K-12 and higher education budgets.

State Board endorses full-day kindergarten

The board also dropped a college entrance exam requirement, OK’d a plan for spending $440 million in federal COVID aid and gave the green light to another cybersecurity degree.