Idaho U.S. Sen. Jim Risch told Fox News on Feb. 13, 2019, there is no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. The lawmaker is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
A bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature offers a civil remedy when access to public land and routes is unlawfully restricted. Currently, people must defer to criminal charges brought by the government.
Idaho lawmakers have debated for the last three years about the best way to track and test sexual assault kits, and on Wednesday, one committee made the choice to test them all. The bill to test all rape kits unanimously moved forward.
A person convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession in Idaho can ask the court to change the conviction to an infraction, under proposed legislation introduced Feb. 11, 2019, by Boise Democratic Rep. John Gannon.
Idaho Legislature Senate State Affairs Committee on Feb. 11 decided to hold onto a bill reforming liquor license laws. It wants the bill’s sponsor to work with bar owners and other stakeholders on a compromise bill.
Idaho lawmakers heard from Medicaid expansion advocates, opponents and people in the Medicaid gap during a Joint Health and Welfare hearing Friday. They voiced opinions that may shape the debate around Prop 2.
Under the new school funding formula, Idaho would provide a base level of funding ($4,236 per student in the latest proposal) that would follow students. Many in the education community are concerned with the proposal.
Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls, is pushing a new bill designed to allow parents to “opt in” their children for sex education courses in public schools in Idaho. She said parents’ rights are being overstepped.
Three Democrats on a House panel considering a change to the Idaho Constitution involving redistricting walked out in protest before the 10 Republicans voted unanimously to send the legislation to the full House.
Idaho Rep. Wintrow has been responsible for heading multiple pieces of legislation for the tracking and testing of sexual assault kits, commonly called rape kits. Her latest bill moved forward Thursday.
Idaho lawmakers will again attempt to amend Idaho crime victim’s rights, through a constitutional amendment, but may see some push back from survivor groups. Marsy’s Law is part of a national campaign that started in California.
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled Medicaid expansion legal. The court ruled against the Idaho Freedom Foundation in a lawsuit against ballot Proposition 2, expanding health insurance to Idaho’s Medicaid gap starting in 2020.