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Statehouse roundup, 2.1.24: Budget committee agrees on 3% employee raises

MORE INSIDE: Teachers union says arming school staff is unsafe, proposal to limit special legislative sessions advances.

Statehouse roundup, 1.30.24: Bill to arm school teachers on hold, for now

INSIDE: Vote on Blaine Amendment repeal delayed, and a much-anticipated bill to subsidize private school tuition made its first appearance Tuesday. 

Statehouse roundup, 1.29.24: Republican proposes disclaimer that school vaccines are ‘not mandatory’

INSIDE: New ISU president speaks with lawmakers, bill requiring smartphone filters is introduced

Statehouse roundup, 1.18.24: New, negotiated library bill is coming

A controversial library bill that drew hundreds in protest is effectively dead, but a new version is forthcoming.

Statehouse roundup, 1.17.24: Little threatens Empowering Parents cut after conservative revenue forecast

One of Gov. Brad Little’s showpiece education programs could be slashed, after lawmakers recommended a conservative revenue forecast for the upcoming fiscal year.  Alex Adams, Little’s budget chief, told the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee Wednesday that the Empowering Parents program cut is one of a few reductions needed to trim about $100 million from the governor’s…

Statehouse roundup, 1.15.24: Hundreds attend hearing on library bill

In other news, nearly 200 teachers were in the Statehouse for the Idaho Education Association’s annual lobbying effort, and Cascade shared a success story.