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Idaho state budgeting committee meets, surplus nears $1 billion

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee met Tuesday to review budget requests from multiple state agencies.  The Legislative Services Office outlined a variety of supplemental appropriation requests the committee will need to approve. A supplemental appropriation is a request for more taxpayer funding to pay for an expense that’s incurred after the legislature has approvedContinue reading “Idaho state budgeting committee meets, surplus nears $1 billion”

Von Ehlinger appears at first Idaho court appearance

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The former legislator accused of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern appeared in front of an Idaho judge for the first time Wednesday morning. Ada County Magistrate Judge John Hawley scheduled Aaron von Ehlinger’s preliminary hearing for Oct. 29 during a brief virtual hearing. Von Ehlinger, 39, of Juliaetta, faces charges of rape and forcible penetrationContinue reading “Von Ehlinger appears at first Idaho court appearance”

Ex-legislator von Ehlinger booked into Ada County jail on rape accusation

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Law enforcement booked the ex-legislator accused of raping a House intern into Ada County Jail on Friday, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s website.  Aaron von Ehlinger was initially arrested and booked into jail in Clayton County, Georgia on Sept. 25 after an Ada County warrant was issued on Sept. 9. The warrant includes chargesContinue reading “Ex-legislator von Ehlinger booked into Ada County jail on rape accusation”

As Idaho hospitals fill, patients end up in other states, at great expense

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports, and Audrey Dutton, Idaho Capital Sun In late August, 2-year-old Charlotte McCabe started vomiting in the middle of the night.  Her parents, Megan and Cliff McCabe, initially thought she had a stomach bug. When she began acting listless, they brought her to an urgent care center, where a provider recommended driving her to the emergencyContinue reading “As Idaho hospitals fill, patients end up in other states, at great expense”

Otter weighs in on McGeachin’s actions, calling them “shameful”

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports After a political uproar on Tuesday, former Gov. Butch Otter weighed in on Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s inquiries about sending the Idaho National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. While Gov. Brad Little left the state to visit the border and McGeachin was serving as acting governor, she issued an executive order banning vaccine passports andContinue reading “Otter weighs in on McGeachin’s actions, calling them “shameful””

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