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Ilett Pleads Guilty to Disturbing the Peace

Ilett Pleads Guilty to Disturbing the Peace

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The man who has led the opposition to public funding of a proposed sports stadium in downtown Boise is ordered to serve a year’s probation and community service, after pleading guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace. The Idaho Press is reporting Bill Ilett was ordered to do a year…MORE

Stand Your Ground Becomes Law, Lawmaker Says It Doesn’t Change Much

Stand Your Ground Becomes Law, Lawmaker Says It Doesn’t Change Much

Boise (670 KBOI News) – A bill consolidating Idaho’s stand your ground court cases under one title is now law, even though Governor Otter didn’t sign it. Senate Bill 1313 became law after he Governor held it without signature for five days. Representative Christy Zito of Hammett, who wrote another stand your ground bill in the…MORE

State Coffers are Full to Bursting

State Coffers are Full to Bursting

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The money is rolling in to the Idaho State Treasury. According to the Division of Financial management, February revenues were $166 million, when $121 million was forecast…that’s 36.3% percent better than was expected. It’s the fourth straight month revenue has surpassed expectations. While all tax categories did better than forecast, individual…MORE

Legislature Takes Up Tax Cut Bill, Possibly “Largest in State’s History”

Legislature Takes Up Tax Cut Bill, Possibly “Largest in State’s History”

Boise (670 KBOI) – Tax reform is progressing in the 2018 Idaho legislature. One the heels of Governor Otter signing House Bill 335 into law — it cuts the rate businesses pay into the unemployment insurance system — House Bill 463 is introduced in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. “It lowers income tax rates just…MORE

Two Idahoans Appointed to Serve the USDA

Two Idahoans Appointed to Serve the USDA

  Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch welcomed the appointments of Layne Bangerter and Evan Frasure to serve Idaho as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In a USDA announcement, Bangerter has been appointed to serve as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Idaho and Frasure to serve as State Executive…MORE

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