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Plastic bags ban heads to governor's desk

Plastic bags ban heads to governor's desk | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Idaho lawmakers say cities and counties cannot enforce their own plastic bag bans under a proposal headed to the governor's desk for his signature.
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Driverless cars? Make way for driverless tractors

Driverless cars? Make way for driverless tractors | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Idaho company expects to have its new GPS-guided driverless tractor on local potato fields within months
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Idaho panel sends anti-Shariah law bill to House for changes

Idaho panel sends anti-Shariah law bill to House for changes | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
A bill prohibiting Shariah law from influencing Idaho courts advanced to the House floor on Thursday, but the bill's future is uncertain.
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Fight over public lands brewing in Idaho Statehouse

Fight over public lands brewing in Idaho Statehouse | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Idaho lawmakers are once again reviving efforts to convince the federal government to relinquish control over public lands throughout the Gem State and much of the West.
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Fish and Game Commission Won't Issue More Auction Tags

Fish and Game Commission Won't Issue More Auction Tags | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
BOISE • The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last week decided against adding more big-game tags for auction.
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JFAC passes higher ed budget — without Otter's 'tuition lock' - Idaho Education News

JFAC passes higher ed budget — without Otter's 'tuition lock' - Idaho Education News | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Budget-writers acknowledged the need to address rising college tuition costs — but took no action. #2016 Idaho Legislature
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Online voter registration bill headed to the House

Online voter registration bill headed to the House | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
BOISE -- Idaho voters could register online under a bill moving forward in the Legislature. The House State Affairs Committee unanimously approved Wednesday to send the online registration bill to the House floor.
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Idaho State Legislature - Senate Agenda

Information for Idaho's citizens and the general public on all State legislative matters.
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East Idaho mayors look to cooperate with ag on water

East Idaho mayors look to cooperate with ag on water | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

Read East Idaho mayors look to cooperate with ag on water from Capital Press

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UI scientist: Honeybee hive collapse mystery rooted in hive size

UI scientist: Honeybee hive collapse mystery rooted in hive size | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

University of Idaho professor Brian Dennis is helping scientists understand a baffling but vitally important puzzle: What is causing the decline of honeybees?

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One suicide every 7 hours: Idaho legislature to discuss suicide prevention funds

One suicide every 7 hours: Idaho legislature to discuss suicide prevention funds | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

BOISE, Idaho KBOI -- Statistics show suicide is the second-leading cause of death in Idaho and suicide prevention advocates attribute the high number to a lack of support on the issue.Some say there is one suicide in Idaho every 7 hours.

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Idaho Legislature and Governor Ask for $10 Million for STEM Education Fund

Idaho Legislature and Governor Ask for $10 Million for STEM Education Fund | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

In Idaho, state legislators and the governor are calling for $10 million in funding that will go towards STEM education.

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Idaho Legislature rejects new science standards

Idaho Legislature rejects new science standards | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

Idaho lawmakers have rejected new K-12 science standards after receiving criticism over how the rules - which for the first time include global warming and evolution components- were finalized.

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To the Governor: Idaho Passes Right to Try Act Rejecting Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-Ill | Tenth Amendment Center Blog

To the Governor: Idaho Passes Right to Try Act Rejecting Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-Ill | Tenth Amendment Center Blog | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
BOISE, Idaho (March 14, 2016) – An Idaho bill that would set the foundation nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access
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Bill Allowing Permitless Concealed Carry Clears Idaho Senate Committee

Bill Allowing Permitless Concealed Carry Clears Idaho Senate Committee | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
(Free Beacon) – A bill that would allow concealed carry without a permit inside city limits cleared an Idaho senate committee Monday.
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Idaho moves to create system to collect, track rape evidence

Idaho moves to create system to collect, track rape evidence | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers signed off on a statewide system for collecting and tracking DNA evidence of sexual assault Tuesday, despite objection
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House panel to consider proposal on Medicaid gap next week

House panel to consider proposal on Medicaid gap next week | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
A key House leader says a proposal will be introduced Monday to address the estimated 78,000 Idahoans who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but also don't qualify for healt
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Idaho Power Requests 2.2 Percent Rate Increase

Idaho Power Requests 2.2 Percent Rate Increase | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
TWIN FALLS • Idaho Power is seeking a rate increase that will add another $2 on the average monthly bill for residents.
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Oil, gas bill passes House and Senate floors

Oil, gas bill passes House and Senate floors | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
The Idaho Legislature passed a bill speeding up oil and gas processes Monday morning.
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Idaho budget writers approve bulk of public ed funding

Idaho budget writers approve bulk of public ed funding | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Idaho's public schools are on track to receive a 7.4 percent budget increase under a plan from the Legislature's budget-setting committee.
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Republicans Want to Open Up Millions of Acres of Public Lands to Logging and Mining

Republicans Want to Open Up Millions of Acres of Public Lands to Logging and Mining | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

Herzog writes: Two bills proposed Thursday by House Committee on Natural Resources Republicans Don Young of Alaska and Raul Labrador of Idaho would allow state governors to lease millions of acres of national forests for logging.

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ID lawmakers proposing new veterans cemetery for Eastern Idaho | Veterans4Veterans.net

ID lawmakers proposing new veterans cemetery for Eastern Idaho https://t.co/r30bmSa7yp

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Animal cruelty bill moving through Idaho Legislature with support of ag groups

Animal cruelty bill moving through Idaho Legislature with support of ag groups | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

Read Animal cruelty bill moving through Idaho Legislature with support of ag groups from Capital Press

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Idaho lawmakers consider law to seal beer growlers with tape

Idaho lawmakers consider law to seal beer growlers with tape | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Full beer growlers could be considered open containers under Idaho law, and state police are asking the Legislature to make a change.

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Idaho panel introduces public records exemption bill

Idaho panel introduces public records exemption bill | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it

A bill that would allow public utilities to keep blueprints and other documents secret from the public has passed is first hurdle in the Idaho Legislature.

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