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In deep water: Boise taxpayers covering losses on six city pools

Over the past five years, all six of the city-operated pools in Boise have lost money. The annual losses, for a single pool, have ranged from $37,000 to $101,000. Ivywild Pool, an outdoor pool located [...]

Send Salmon School District officials to detention for likely election law violations

The Salmon School District has likely violated Idaho election law by using taxpayer dollars to encourage voters to pass a $25.6 million bond, an Idaho Freedom Foundation investigation shows. This potential violation is currently being [...]

Senate Bill 1138 — Provisional license for electricians

Bill description: SB 1138 would create a new, provisional license for electricians. Rating: +1 Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples include occupational licensure, the minimum wage, and restrictions on home businesses. [...]

Local government legislative update: Handheld phones, annexation, and record requests

Senate Bill 1064: Handheld cellphone use in a vehicle Throughout the past couple years, several cities across Idaho (Hailey, Ketchum, Pocatello, Idaho Falls) have passed ordinances prohibiting the use of a handheld device while driving. [...]

House Bill 217 — Public vote on urban renewal

Bill description: HB 217 would increase the opportunity for voter input on the use of urban renewal dollars. Rating: +1 Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or [...]

House Bill 217 could mean a vote on the Boise stadium, but only certain circumstances would lead to a vote on the library

Yesterday, Idaho legislators introduced House Bill 217, that would require a public vote before urban renewal dollars could be spent on public projects, such as a library or stadium. The significance of this bill expands [...]