Brian Cronin http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Liveblog: A Community Conversation About The Future Of Idaho's Schools http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/liveblog-community-conversation-about-future-idahos-schools <p>Idaho voters sent a clear message to policymakers when they <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/tag/propositions-1-2-3/">struck down a trio of education laws</a> last November. Those laws known as “<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/tag/propositions-1-2-3/">Students Come First</a>” would have increased technology in classrooms, limited collective bargaining rights for teachers and more.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:37:54 +0000 Sadie Babits 19532 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Liveblog: A Community Conversation About The Future Of Idaho's Schools Debate Over Idaho's Education Laws Comes Down To Political Philosophy http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/debate-over-idahos-education-laws-comes-down-political-philosophy <p>For some the most important thing on Idaho’s November ballot is not a candidate but three referenda. They ask voters to keep or reject the state’s 2011 education laws known as Students Come First.</p><p>Tuesday, at Boise’s City Club, schools’ superintendent Tom Luna, the laws’ champion, had a fiery exchange with state Representative Brian Cronin, one of the most prominent critics.</p><p>An audience question at the forum revealed the political philosophy behind parts of Students Come First. Superintendent Luna was asked if the rift between him and the state’s teachers could be healed.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 03:00:38 +0000 Adam Cotterell 14492 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Debate Over Idaho's Education Laws Comes Down To Political Philosophy Do Business Incentives Create Jobs? Idaho Is One Of 13 States In The Dark http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/do-business-incentives-create-jobs-idaho-one-13-states-dark <p>The state of Idaho will give up an estimated<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/2012/04/30/tax-credit-roundup-what-you-need-to-know/" target="_blank" title="Tax Credit Roundup: What You Need To&nbsp;Know"> $845 million</a> this year in the form of tax credits and exemptions.&nbsp; And only a select few at the <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/topic/state-tax-commission/" target="_blank" title="Understanding the Idaho State Tax Commission">Idaho Tax Commission</a> know exactly where that money&nbsp;goes.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 18:18:09 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 5374 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Do Business Incentives Create Jobs? Idaho Is One Of 13 States In The Dark Session Wrap: Democrat’s ‘IJOBS’ Fails, Again http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/session-wrap-democrat-s-ijobs-fails-again <p>Democrats in the Idaho Legislature again <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/2012/01/31/idaho-democrats-unveil-jobs-package/" target="_blank" title="Idaho Democrats Unveil Jobs Package">offered a slate of bills</a> they&nbsp;said would boost economic growth and add jobs to the economy.</p><p>They dubbed it &lsquo;IJOBS&rsquo;, and it&rsquo;s not the first time they&rsquo;ve attempted to get similar measures through.&nbsp; Democrats introduced the first round of IJOBS bills back in 2010.&nbsp; They all failed.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:27:12 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 3678 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Session Wrap: Democrat’s ‘IJOBS’ Fails, Again