Little allocates $1 million for UI murders investigation 

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  Governor Brad Little has allocated $1 million in state emergency funds to aid the ongoing investigation into the November 13 murders of four University of Idaho students. Little’s office told Idaho Reports that the funding came from the Governor’s Emergency Fund. “Expenses will…

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Horman to chair Appropriations; Yamamoto takes over House Education

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports On Friday, House Speaker Mike Moyle released the list of House Committee assignments. Moyle appointed Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, to chair the House Appropriations Committee, which had multiple vacant seats after this year’s retirements and primary losses. Rep. Steven Miller, R-Fairfield, will…

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Podcast Episode: Getting Organized

This week, the Idaho Legislature convened in Boise for an organizational session at the state capitol in preparation for the 2023 session. Associate producer Logan Finney spoke with several newly elected members about their experiences transitioning from candidate to legislator, what they learned this week at orientation, and…

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Senate committees assigned; Grow to co-chair JFAC

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Idaho Senate leadership on Thursday posted rosters outlining committee assignments for the upcoming session. House committee assignments are not expected to be announced until Friday. The wave of new lawmakers this year has officially crested into the ranks of leadership, with a newly-elected…

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Rep. Mike Moyle sworn in as Speaker of the House

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports  Rep. Mike Moyle took over Thursday morning as Idaho’s newest Speaker of the House, taking the gavel for the first time, leading the 67th Idaho Legislature.  Lt. Gov. Elect Scott Bedke, who served as speaker for 10 years and was the longest-serving speaker,…

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Democrats select 2023 leadership, Wintrow to lead Senate minority

Democratic members of the Idaho Legislature selected their party leaders on Tuesday with some changes before the 2023 Legislative Session. Sen. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, replaces Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, as Senate Minority Leader after Stennett did not seek reelection. Rep. James Ruchti, D-Pocatello, who was elected to the…

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Mountain West economy strong coming out of pandemic

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Just a few blocks from freshman lawmaker orientation at the Idaho capitol, policy makers and business leaders gathered Wednesday for the annual Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference.  “We all need to get to know each other,” association president Miguel Legarreta said. “There’s no…

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