Idaho Statistics & Rankings

Idaho Statistics & Rankings
January 31, 2020

13th overall and 1st in West in personal income growth According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Gem State ranked first in the entire Western U.S. in personal income for the third quarter of 2019. Nationwide, Idaho is the thirteenth highest for growth in personal income. 12th lowest unemployment rate According to the…

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Cancer Action Network in the Capitol rotunda

Cancer Action Network in the Capitol rotunda
January 31, 2020

Each year, cancer advocates from across the state gather at the Idaho Capitol striving to make a difference in the lives of countless Idahoans. This week, members of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS/CAN) came to the Capitol to visit with lawmakers and educate the public on the role of the ACS/CAN. The…

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Idaho FFA members visit the Capitol

Idaho FFA members visit the Capitol
January 31, 2020

Buzzing in and around the Capitol this week were high school students wearing their traditional blue jackets. Hundreds of Idaho FFA (Future Farmers of America) members from around the state met with Legislators and agricultural industry leaders for their annual Cenarrusa Day on the Hill. This event allows FFA members the opportunity to learn in…

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Buy Idaho Day at the Capitol

Buy Idaho Day at the Capitol
January 31, 2020

Idaho business owners from across the state came together this week at the Capitol to participate in the 2020 Buy Idaho event in the rotunda. Buy Idaho is a nonprofit membership organization promoting Idaho products, services, and businesses. Buy Idaho has supported the state’s business community and championed efforts to support Idaho companies grow and…

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Senator C. Scott Grow Newsletter – District 14

Senator C. Scott Grow Newsletter – District 14
January 31, 2020

Dear Friends, Property tax relief is on everyone’s front burner. I have spent several days studying this issue. Residential property taxes have skyrocketed over the last few years. It is obvious that we as taxpayers need relief from these oppressive taxes. I am working on two or three options that I feel would give significant…

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Idaho Statistics & Rankings

Idaho Statistics & Rankings
January 24, 2020

1st in median household income growth According to the US Census Bureau, Idaho had the highest growth in median household income in the nation, by far, from 2017 to 2018. 7th best state for business According to US News & World Report, Idaho ranks seventh in the nation for doing business in the state, measured…

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Idaho continues to cut government red tape

Idaho continues to cut government red tape
January 24, 2020

Idaho Legislators joined Governor Brad Little last week in signing the first two executive orders of the year, aiming to keep Idaho regulations to a minimum and easy enough for Idahoans to understand. These two executive orders build on Idaho’s achievements last year when the state reduced and simplified 75 percent of its red tape,…

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Idaho’s 2-1-1 Suicide Prevention number

Idaho’s 2-1-1 Suicide Prevention number
January 24, 2020

This month, the 211 Idaho Care Line, currently operated by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, partnered with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline to help those in need of immediate attention. Previously, the 211 Idaho Care Line directed callers to an operator who would then provide them a ten-digit Suicide Prevention Hotline number to…

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Stem Day at the Capitol Rotunda

Stem Day at the Capitol Rotunda
January 24, 2020

Idaho Legislators met with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) schools in the Capitol rotunda this week. The Idaho Legislature celebrated over 500 students throughout the state who participated in the “STEM Matters” programs. STEM schools focus on early learning and development in a collaborative and project-based environment. The goal of STEM is to create…

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