BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would exempt prescription eyeglasses and contacts from state’s sales tax has cleared its final hurdle and is on its way to the governor’s desk. If signed by Gov. Butch Otter, glasses would be exempt beginning July 1 and contacts would fall under the exemption the following year. The bill is estimated to cost the state more than $2.8 million in revenue per year.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposal to increase how much Idaho teachers pay for background checks may be dead, despite a $55,000 deficit looming in the state education department. The House Education Committee voted 8-6 on Wednesday […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Idaho — Jefferson County commissioners have enacted a burn ban just ahead of the Great American Eclipse on August 21. The burn ban begins August 14 and continues until August 26. “The board […]
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities are confirming that a cyanide trap intended to kill coyotes in eastern Idaho instead killed a dog in an incident the local sheriff also says injured a 14-year-old boy. […]