State Policy

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.

The election money race: an early Top 10 list

Which legislative incumbents and candidates have raised the most money so far this election season? We have the list.

The U of I has billed us twice — for the same public records

At issue are records that we believe will tell an important part of the story about the U of I’s proposed University of Phoenix purchase. We are seeking invoices the U of I has paid out so far, related to the purchase.

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. 

Analysis: Trial spotlights transparency — but not the Phoenix purchase

A robust public debate over government transparency is healthy and useful. It’s too bad Idahoans have never been afforded the same opportunity to debate the proposed University of Phoenix purchase.

A blind vote, or proven process? An open meetings lawsuit goes to the judge

It’s unclear when an Ada County judge will rule on a lawsuit that could short-circuit the University of Idaho’s purchase of the University of Phoenix. But the decision won’t come until next week at the earliest.

Charter school overhaul clears major hurdle, advances to House

Supporters say the bill strikes a balance between supporting charter schools and holding them accountable.

Green says the U of I outbid multiple suitors for the University of Phoenix

On the witness stand Wednesday, University President C. Scott Green talked at greater detail than ever before about the pursuit of Phoenix. A civil suit could stymie the $685 million deal; the trial continues Thursday.

Statehouse roundup, 1.24.24: Republicans advance bill to arm school staff

INSIDE: New bill would pay teachers for classroom expenses.

Statehouse roundup, 1.23.24: New charter school overhaul bill introduced

The new version of the bill has grown to 36 pages, which didn’t assuage lawmakers concerned by its breadth.