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Idaho Statesman

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's budget chief has apologized to state budget writers after accusing them of creating a slush fund to be used exclusively by the Idaho Legislature.

Idaho officials don't have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area where engines are prohibited.

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An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation to end the state's involvement in a longtime multistate voter registration database.

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An Idaho Senate panel has killed a bill that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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The number of students enrolling in career and technical education courses in Idaho is booming, but funding remains an issue, education officials said.

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Idaho lawmakers have introduced two alternative tax cut plans to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's $200 million tax relief package.

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A group of House Republican lawmakers said Friday that they have drafted alternative proposals in response to the most high-profile bills floating through the Idaho Legislature.

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An eastern Idaho lawmaker is backing legislation that would allow all adults over the age of 21 to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

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An Idaho political action committee backed by a top Republican strategist and fundraiser has dissolved, according to documents filed with the secretary of state's office.

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U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, according to a federal court judge.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

A sweeping $200 million tax cut plan is headed to the Idaho Senate after House lawmakers spent several hours Wednesday exchanging accusations and heated remarks while debating the merits of the proposal.

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Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist's campaign for governor said Friday the Republican candidate will submit an amended campaign financial disclosure report after it showed he paid a family member with campaign funds.

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New K-12 science standards received push back from Idaho lawmakers for the third year in a row on Thursday, despite continued efforts to downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change to appease Republican members.

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Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they will not renew a contract with their lobbying firm after it filed a ballot initiative to legalize lucrative betting machines known as instant racing.

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A proposal to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap now includes a requirement that "able-bodied" adult Medicaid recipients hold jobs.

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