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) — The nearly $125 million plan to boost teacher pay in Idaho over the next five years won the governor’s stamp of approval. Under the new law, which Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed Thursday, rookie teacher […]
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise Democrat who was blocked by a key Republican lawmaker from holding a legislative hearing on climate change succeeded in securing more than 500 attendees when she decided to host […]
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State auditors say Idaho’s child welfare system is overwhelmed, with too few foster parents, too heavy caseloads for social workers and not enough infrastructure to hold it all together. The study […]