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  • The Idaho health care bill is on life support.

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    By Seth Ogilvie On Tuesday, the Idaho House of Representatives placed house bill 464, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s dual-waiver proposal, into a legislatively induced coma for two weeks. House leaders feared if the vote were held on Tuesday, the bill would die on the floor. Monday’s vote on Medicaid dental coverage appeared to trigger Tuesday’s […]  Read more


  • Now hiring. Atheists need not apply.

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    By Devon Downey, Idaho Reports   Atheists in Idaho law enforcement are forced to lie. They are forced to lie before they even start their job, and they must do so while signing a code of ethics. Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Division Administrator Victor McCraw would like to change that. All POST […]  Read more


  • Talk is cheap, action could be priceless

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    By Seth Ogilvie, Idaho Public Television   Hours after members tasked with addressing possible amendments to harassment policies inside Idaho’s Statehouse, Majority Leader Chuck Winder stood at the front of the Senate, looked at his colleague Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill and said “Your voice sounds sexy today.” That comment was broadcast around the […]  Read more


  • Everything might be on the record

    Monday, January 22, 2018

        By Seth Ogilvie, Idaho Reports There are fourteen cameras controlled by Idaho In Session at the capitol. There are multiple cameras controlled by Allied Barton Security — how many, they wouldn’t say. There is also a camera in the House Assistant Majority Leader’s office. That camera is controlled by Rep. Brent Crane. The […]  Read more


  • Federal sign-off on Idaho solution? Wait and see.

    Monday, January 22, 2018

    By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Two health care plans — one an executive order on health insurance, and one a legislative proposal on Medicaid waivers — are touted as Idaho solutions to rising health care costs. But sometimes, even state solutions need permission from the federal government. Right now, there’s no guarantee that permission will […]  Read more



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