Friday Mar 14
Controversial Design Review Bill Dies in Committee
Readers of this week's edition of Boise Weekly may have read about how members of the Idaho House of Representatives passed to the Senate HB 480 , a bill designed to strip municipalities of the power to demand design reviews of proposed buildings.
Senate backs new 'Idaho Day' holiday, sends bill to governor's desk
After a lengthy "sheepherder's" retelling of Idaho history from Sen. Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, the Senate, like the House before it, has voted unanimously in favor of HB 378, legislation from Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, to establish a new "Idaho Day" holiday each year on March 4. It wouldn't be a paid holiday or a day to close government ... (more)
Senate panel backs bill to designate state amphibian
The Senate State Affairs Committee has voted overwhelmingly in favor of SB 1271, the bill from a Boise 13-year-old to make the Idaho giant salamander the state's official amphibian; the bill now moves to the full Senate.