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Senate GOP refutes ethics allegations

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Senate Republican leadership issued a statement Friday evening accusing GOP state superintendent candidate Branden Durst of “spurious attacks” and “aggressive actions” against members of the Senate following a committee meeting earlier this week. The statement is attributed to President Pro Tem Chuck Winder, Majority Leader Kelly Anthon, Assistant Majority Leader Abby Lee, and Majority CaucusContinue reading “Senate GOP refutes ethics allegations”

House passes tax cut and rebate bill

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  The Idaho House of Representatives approved this year’s headliner tax proposal on Thursday, voting 57-13 to pass the bill and send it to the Senate. House Bill 436 would lower individual and corporate income tax rates and issue one-time rebate checks for full-time residents, similar to last year’s income tax measure. Rep. Mike Moyle, R-Star,Continue reading “House passes tax cut and rebate bill”

Arguments over commutation legality go before Idaho judge

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Idaho District Judge Jay Gaskill heard arguments from Gerald Pizzuto Jr.’s attorney on Thursday, asking the judge to stop the state from executing his client. Pizzuto, 65, has been on death row for more than 35 years and last month the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole recommended his sentence be commuted to life inContinue reading “Arguments over commutation legality go before Idaho judge”

Rejected bill leads to confrontation between senator and superintendent candidate 

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  Disagreements over a rejected parental rights draft bill led to verbal altercations between a state senator and a candidate for state superintendent that twice involved the Idaho State Police.  On Tuesday, Sen. Christy Zito, R-Hammett, and Branden Durst, a former state senator and current candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, presented the bill to theContinue reading “Rejected bill leads to confrontation between senator and superintendent candidate “

Idaho Department of Correction hopes to build new women’s prison

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports  For the first time in more than a decade, with the support of the governor, the Idaho Department of Correction is asking lawmakers for funding to build a new prison. On Tuesday, IDOC Director Josh Tewalt pitched his $333 million budget request to the Joint Finance Appropriation Committee, outlining some of the department’s greatest needs.Continue reading “Idaho Department of Correction hopes to build new women’s prison”

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