BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Tuesday took an initial step to pay $152,000 in legal fees to the winning side after Idaho lost a court challenge to a new law making it harder for voters to get initiatives on the ballot.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday he wants to use federal coronavirus relief money to increase day care capacity to help alleviate the state’s worker shortage.
The Republican governor, in a speech about the future of work that was followed by several questions, said expanding day care could help get more workers back in the workforce.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin wants to be the state’s governor after next year's November elections. But when the man currently holding the job left town this week on official business, she decided not to wait.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho governor on Wednesday issued an executive order repealing his political rival’s executive order from the previous day involving COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory testing.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With Idaho Gov. Brad Little out of the state on Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin issued an executive order involving COVID-19 vaccines.
Oh no you don't, said Little, who promised to rescind it in quick order.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will travel to Texas to join nine other Republican governors for a Wednesday tour of the border with Mexico.
The cost of the trip will be shared between Iowa taxpayers and a nonprofit Republican governor's group.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little will tour the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday with nine other Republican governors.
Little’s office on Monday announced that Little plans to take a boat tour of the Rio Grande River with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health care workers are exhausted and angry. Some of Idaho's coronavirus vaccines are expiring because they have sat unused for so long. And coronavirus case numbers and deaths continue to climb, putting the state among the worst in the nation for the rate of new COVID-19 diagnoses.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Tuesday rejected an investment firm’s request to reconsider its massive land swap proposal involving state land in and around McCall for timberland in northern Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican officials are warning President Joe Biden of legal action if his proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for about 100 million Americans goes into effect.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday said he is directing $30 million to expand COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools.
The Republican governor made the announcement at Nampa High School in southwestern Idaho as coronavirus cases spike because of the delta variant just as students prepare to return to class next week.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the court’s landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, acting governor with Gov. Brad Little out of the state, on Tuesday sent what she called a formal inquiry to the director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare concerning private health care businesses requiring their employees get COVID-19 vaccines.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republicans in the Idaho Senate are declining to reconvene the Legislature amid calls for legislation to prevent employers from requiring workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations, lawmakers said Friday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lawmakers and Republican Gov. Brad Little are failing Idaho residents by not preventing employers from requiring workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, GOP Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Thursday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican state senators plan to meet this week to discuss the possibility of a special session after three large health care providers announced policies requiring employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations, the top Senate Republican said Monday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday mobilized the Idaho National Guard to help fight wildfires amid an ongoing drought and extreme heat.
The Republican governor issued an emergency declaration allowing soldiers to help fight fires on the 9,700 square miles (25,000 square kilometers) in mostly northern Idaho where the state provides fire protection.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Eleven candidates have now filed paperwork with the state indicating they will run for Idaho governor in 2022, creating a crowded Republican primary.
The Idaho Press reports the Republican incumbent, Gov.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Five Idaho State Police troopers will go to Arizona for 21 days to help with border security, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday.
The Republican governor said the troopers will will start a 21-day mission on Tuesday to help Arizona law enforcement officials with intelligence gathering and investigative work to prevent illicit drugs from crossing the border.
Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy on Saturday came out with his first videos announcing his campaign to become governor of Idaho.
“I’m running for governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are,” Bundy said in a nearly three-minute video on his campaign website.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is suing Idaho Gov. Brad Little and state wildlife officials in federal court, contending the state has wrongly denied the tribe hunting rights guaranteed by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Bridger.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday issued an executive order repealing a 24-hour-old mask-mandate prohibition put in place while he was out of the state by the lieutenant governor, describing her actions as a tyrannical abuse of power and an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.”
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With the governor out of the state, Idaho’s lieutenant governor issued an executive order Thursday banning mask mandates in schools and public buildings, saying the face-covering directives threatened people’s freedom.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announced Wednesday that she is running for governor, aligning her campaign with an emphasis on individual liberty, state sovereignty and traditional conservative values sure to play well in the deeply conservative state.
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The quickly growing southwestern Idaho city of Caldwell is stopping all new residential development for four months because city leaders say a new property tax law could put its citizens in “imminent peril” by straining public safety service.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The longest ever Idaho legislative session has been filled with unusual events and ended in uncharted ground shortly before midnight Wednesday.
The Idaho Senate voted to officially adjourn while the House voted to recess up to Dec.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a property tax relief bill Wednesday that opponents describe as deeply flawed but supporters say is better than nothing.
The Republican governor expressed his own doubts in approving the legislation that was rushed through in the final days of the legislative session last week with little public participation.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed legislation aimed at thwarting a half-dozen executive actions by President Joe Biden to combat gun violence.
The new law came less than a week after a shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school injured two students and a custodian.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a measure that could lead to killing 90% of the state’s 1,500 wolves in a move that was backed by hunters and the state's powerful ranching sector but heavily criticized by environmental advocates.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that curbs Republican Gov. Brad Little's authority during declared emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic is headed to the governor's desk.
The Senate on Wednesday voted 28-7 to pass the bill that's a reworked version of previous legislation Little vetoed.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers in the Idaho House concerned they could be left out again in spending what could be a billion dollars in federal coronavirus rescue money approved legislation Tuesday to prevent that from happening.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three pieces of legislation intended to curb the authority of an Idaho governor during declared emergencies passed the House on Tuesday, and a short time later passed a Senate committee.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nearly 30 retired state, federal and tribal wildlife managers sent a letter Wednesday to Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little asking him to veto a bill backed by agricultural interests that could cut the state's wolf population by 90%.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House on Tuesday approved legislation allowing the state to hire private contractors and expand methods to kill wolves roaming Idaho — a measure that could cut the wolf population by 90%.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Republican-dominated House on Wednesday voted to override GOP Gov. Brad Little’s veto of a measure seeking to curb a governor’s power to respond to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Republican-dominated Senate on Monday failed to override GOP Gov. Brad Little’s veto of a measure seeking to curb a governor’s power to respond to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee on Wednesday approved a proposed law requiring that about $2.2 billion coming to Idaho from the latest round of federal coronavirus rescue money must be approved by lawmakers before being spent by state agencies.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved legislation prohibiting mask mandates by government entities in Idaho, voting 47-22 with no Democratic support to send the bill to the Senate.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots is heading to the governor, who has hinted of a possible veto.
The House voted 51-18 on Wednesday to approve the measure backers said is needed because the current process favors urban voters.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued an executive order Wednesday banning state government from requiring or issuing so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports.”
The Republican governor in his order also prohibited state agencies from providing information on an people's vaccine status to other people, companies or government entities.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House on Wednesday voted to override Republican Gov. Brad Little’s veto of a bill involving the responsibilities of the chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission and the three other commissioners.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge should require an 87-year-old Idaho man to reveal whether he’s received the COVID-19 vaccine following his January lawsuit seeking to put those 65 and older at the front of the line, state officials say.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More areas of Idaho are opening even earlier to additional categories of people wanting to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Republican Gov. Brad Little last week opened eligibility to those 16 and older starting April 6.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued his first veto of the 2021 legislative session, refusing to sign a bill involving the responsibilities of the chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Tax Commission voted Thursday to delay Idaho’s tax deadline a month to match the new later federal tax deadline.
The commission voted unanimously to extend the state’s deadline from April 15 to May 17 after Republican Gov.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will be open to all Idaho residents 16 and up starting April 5, Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday.
The Republican governor made the move three weeks ahead of schedule.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Thursday that the state will be deliberative in spending about $2.2 billion it is receiving in the latest round of federal coronavirus relief money.
It is the third round of federal relief money coming to Idaho following infusions last fall and last spring.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation intended to shield Idaho businesses, schools and government entities from lawsuits if someone catches COVID-19 headed to the governor’s desk on Tuesday.
The state Senate voted 32-2 to approve the measure that extends a law passed last summer during a special session called by Republican Gov.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that would immediately end emergency declarations or health orders in Idaho involving such things as wildfires, floods or pandemics if it prevented businesses from operating cleared the state House on Monday.