Category: Legislature

The numbers tell the story: Idaho’s economy is getting better & better

Last summer Bloomberg’s Economic Evaluation of the States named Idaho as “the top performing economy among U.S. states.” Using indicators such as personal income, employment and home prices, Idaho was far and away the winner for economic health. Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the nation. Many Americans are voting with their feet and deciding…

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Legislature adjourns with big Republican wins on taxes, education and more

As the Idaho Legislature wrapped up its business, Republican state lawmakers pointed to tax cuts, new investments in education, and fiscally responsible leadership that led to healthy emergency reserves and a strong economy as major accomplishments for this year.

Major new school safety bill signed into law

March 23, 2018 A bill giving police the ability to arrest those who make credible threats against schools on social media and by other electronic means was signed into law this morning by Gov. Butch Otter. House Bill 665, sponsored by Rep. Pat McDonald, R-Boise, and co-sponsored by Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, was crafted…

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Improving computer science instruction for Idaho high school students

State Rep. Gayann De Mordaunt, R-Eagle, has introduced a bill to make computer science courses available to all Idaho high school students. Computer science skills are an essential part of preparing students for the 21st century economy. In this brief video Rep. DeMordaunt explains her bill and why it’s important.