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…
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.
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…
Idaho Republicans are continuing historic new investments to improve education.
Larger per-child tax credit, a new schools budget, and 2nd Amendment rights are covered in this review of legislative action.
Sen. Steve Thayn, R-Emmett, talks about Idaho’s “Advanced Opportunities” program which, among other things, gives students the ability to earn dual credit for college-level classes while they’re still in high school.
Read the latest update from your Republican state legislators. Second Amendment rights, budgets and education are just some of the big issues from this week.
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.
Read the Idaho state House & Senate weekly update here.
This tax relief is a big step in Republicans’ ongoing efforts to maintain fiscal discipline and low taxes for the people of Idaho.