Lawmakers get close-up look at orignal Idaho Constitution

Lawmakers get close-up look at orignal Idaho Constitution
February 5, 2019

Members of the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee pose for photos with the original Idaho Constitution. The document, which needs restoration work, was displayed to lawmakers at the close of the budget hearing for the Idaho State Historical Society on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. BETSY Z. RUSSELL/Idaho Press The original Idaho Constitution was on display…

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Cancer Action Network in the Capitol rotunda

Cancer Action Network in the Capitol rotunda
February 1, 2019

Each year, cancer advocates from across the state gather at the Idaho Capitol striving to make a difference in the lives of countless Idahoans. On Monday, 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…

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Idaho FFA members visit the Capitol

Idaho FFA members visit the Capitol
February 1, 2019

Wearing their traditional blue jackets, hundreds of Idaho FFA 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 person how public policy is formed by the Legislature. This annual event is named after Idaho’s…

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Idaho Potato Commission visits with Idaho Law Makers

Idaho Potato Commission visits with Idaho Law Makers
February 1, 2019

This week, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) visited with members of the Legislature to update them on the activities and promotions currently underway at the Commission. Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission is the state agency responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark The seal assures…

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Buy Idaho Day at the Capitol

Buy Idaho Day at the Capitol
February 1, 2019

Idaho business owners from across the state came together at the Capitol this week to participate in the 2019 Buy Idaho event in the rotunda. Buy Idaho is a nonprofit membership organization promoting Idaho products, services, and businesses. For over 30 years, Buy Idaho has supported the state’s business community and championed efforts to help…

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Where is Idaho on Medicaid expansion?

Where is Idaho on Medicaid expansion?
January 25, 2019

In 2018, Idaho voters decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Now that Medicaid expansion is set into law, many are asking about the next steps. Idaho’s legislature is working with stakeholders to determine how to implement the new law and how to budget the money necessary to meet the program’s cost obligations….

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STEM Day at the Capitol Rotunda

STEM Day at the Capitol Rotunda
January 25, 2019

Idaho Legislators met with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) schools in the Capitol rotunda this week. STEM schools focus on early learning and development in a collaborative and project-based environment. STEM offers a hands-on approach to education with the objective to build critical thinkers, collaborators, and innovators with problem-solving capabilities. The goal of STEM…

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Education Week at the Idaho Statehouse

Education Week at the Idaho Statehouse
January 25, 2019

Parents, students, teachers, and education leaders gathered at the Capitol this week to address policy and budget issues with a shared goal of making Idaho’s public education system in Idaho stronger and more accountable. Leaders from Idaho’s community colleges also presented to committees in both the House and Senate. Legislators heard presentations on enrollments, budgets,…

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INL Day at the Capitol Rotunda

INL Day at the Capitol Rotunda
January 25, 2019

Idaho Legislators joined the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) exhibitors in the Capitol rotunda to celebrate INL’s upcoming 70th anniversary of nuclear energy research and innovation in Idaho. In 1949, the Atomic Energy Commission chose the eastern Snake River Plain as its location for the National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS) with the mission of understanding how…

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