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Senate Bill 1416 — Homestead exemption increase

Bill description: SB 1416 would increase the maximum homestead exemption from $100,00 to $120,000 for tax year 2020. Beginning in the 2021 tax year, the exemption would be indexed annually to reflect cost-of-living fluctuations. Rating:

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House Bill 642 — Medicaid, county med assistance

Bill description: HB 642 limits eligibility to the County Indigent Assistance Program and reassigns a portion of county revenue sharing to the Medicaid Expansion Program.  Rating: -1 Does it create, expand, or enlarge any agency,

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House Bill 639, State controller, trailer appropriation

Bill description: State Controller, Trailer Appropriation for Criminal Justice Integrated Data System, FY21 Rating: -1 Analysis: This is the trailer appropriation for H432aaH of $298,800, with 2 full-time positions for the Controller to develop the

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House Bill 641 – Colleges & universities

Bill description: Colleges & Universities, Appropriation, Fiscal Year 2021 Rating: -1 Analysis: This is the second attempt at a budget for colleges and universities. This budget proposal is, in some ways, worse than House Bill

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House Bill 624 — Master Educator Premiums

Bill description: HB 624 would sunset Idaho’s Master Educator Premium program. Rating: +1 Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt?  HB 624 would place

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House Bill 627 – Public school support, teachers

Bill description: Public school support, teachers, Fiscal Year 2021 appropriation Rating: -1 Analysis: The public school support budget contains six divisions plus support for the education of the deaf and blind. The appropriation for teachers

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House Bill 620 – Idaho Commission on the Arts

Bill description: Arts commission, Fiscal Year 2021 appropriation  Rating: -1 The state government should not fund art. There are many private organizations and foundations that support and fund artists and performance art.

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