Senate fails to override Coronavirus Pause Act veto

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports The Idaho Senate has failed to override Gov. Brad Little’s veto of the Coronavirus Pause Act.  The Senate voted 21-14 to override the veto of the legislation, which would have have prevented both public and private entities from requiring vaccinations as a condition of employment or service.  The original legislationContinue reading “Senate fails to override Coronavirus Pause Act veto”

Governor vetoes a bill to change Idaho Judicial Council

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports On Wednesday, Gov. Brad Little vetoed a bill that would have overhauled the way the Idaho Judicial Council recommends attorneys for judgeship in the state. HB 782 narrowly made it through the Legislature this year after strong debate over whether it would grant the executive branch too much authority overContinue reading “Governor vetoes a bill to change Idaho Judicial Council”

Little vetoes Coronavirus Pause Act

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Gov. Brad Little has vetoed the Coronavirus Pause Act. The Coronavirus Pause Act goes against his limited government philosophy, Little wrote in his veto letter, adding the proposal “significantly expands government overreach into the private sector.” The proposed law would have prevented both public and private entities from requiring vaccinationsContinue reading “Little vetoes Coronavirus Pause Act”

Little vetoes first bill of ’22 session

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Gov. Brad Little has vetoed a bill that would provide Master Educator Premiums for school district employees who transitioned from teaching to administrative roles. In his veto letter, Little said the premium program is set to sunset on July 1, 2024, and that he would rather the legislature focus onContinue reading “Little vetoes first bill of ’22 session”

Why overturning a veto is a tough hurdle — even for popular legislation

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports On Thursday, the Senate voted 21-14 to overturn Gov. Brad Little’s first veto of the 2021 session, falling short of the two-thirds majority required from both the House and Senate.  The House voted 62-7 on its override attempt earlier this week, easily surpassing the two-thirds threshold but losing some votesContinue reading “Why overturning a veto is a tough hurdle — even for popular legislation”