Little: 2023 legislative session was ‘painful’ but productive

Gov. Brad Little said he checked off most items on his to-do list for the 2023 session — including his top priority, Idaho Launch.

Critchfield’s take on how the session will impact education

Here’s what the new laws and failed bills mean for schools.

Attendance will affect schools’ bottom line again

Here’s what the change will mean for schools.

Statehouse roundup, 4.6.23: Library veto survives challenge; Legislature adjourns for year

A 46-24 vote left Gov. Brad Little’s veto of a library bill intact — and essentially brought the 88-day session to an anticlimactic close.

What happened — and what didn’t happen — during the 2023 session

A lot of bills churned around the Statehouse the past three months. Some passed, some didn’t. Let’s run down the results.

Little vetoes controversial library bill

The bill is designed to keep school and public libraries from distributing harmful materials to minors. On Wednesday, Gov. Brad Little said the ambiguous bill would create “a library bounty system.”

Statehouse roundup, 3.31.23: House passes libraries bill, as session nears conclusion

Friday’s vote came after a contentious debate with biblical overtones. Lawmakers were wrapping up the final bills on their calendar Friday.

Analysis: A wild and unpredictable legislative session? Just wait ’til next year

We don’t make the rules around here. But the 2024 legislative session could easily be more turbulent than the session that is just wrapping up. Here’s why.

Statehouse roundup, 3.30.23: Senate passes library porn bill, teacher pay bill rolls through Legislature

The actions came during a long 81st day of the legislative session. It was’t be the final day of the session. Both houses will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Statehouse roundup, 3.29.23: Senate overrides property tax veto

The rare and resounding override marks Day 80 of the legislative session — a session that has already gone longer than lawmakers had hoped.