No hemp farming. Failed liquor license reform. Business leaders grumble at Legislature

With both a bang – of a gavel – and with a whimper, both houses of the Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die at 4:20 p.m. on April 11, completing some business priorities but leaving others undone.

“This was a difficult session for us and the broader business community,” said Bill Connors, president and CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. “We felt last year’s session was one of the best. Between lowered corporate and individual income tax rates and the lowered unemployment insurance rates, the 2018 session was great. This one, not so much.”