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State bureau wants $121,000 to conduct background checks for massage therapists

The Bureau of Occupational Licenses wants the Idaho Legislature to spend $121,000 to cover background checks for licensed massage therapists. The money would cover the costs created by House Bill 8, the legislation that authorizes [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|

Committee advances bill to shift fuel tax dollars from ISP to roads

House Transportation and Defense Committee members voted Tuesday to approve a plan that would take fuel tax dollars from the Idaho State Police and use the cash to repair roads. After impassioned debate, panel members [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|

Boise Democrat King wants government permission slip for medical lab workers

Democratic Rep. Phylis King of Boise introduced legislation Monday to require clinical lab hires to secure the government’s permission before going to work. A majority of House Health and Welfare Committee members voted to introduce [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|

Fruitland mom critical of city’s pro-tax-hike public relations push

A Fruitland resident and mother is speaking out against her city for using taxpayer cash last year to fund a marketing campaign to persuade voters to approve a bond measure. Rachel Lindsey, a stay-at-home mother [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|

Taxpayer-funded groups lobby to kill bill that could protect against ambush property tax hikes

A handful of taxpayer-funded special interest groups are lobbying to kill legislation that proponents say will protect Idahoans from massive ambush property tax hikes. The Idaho Association of Counties, the Association of Idaho Cities and [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|