Idaho Soil Conservation District Day at the Capitol Rotunda

Idaho Soil Conservation District Day at the Capitol Rotunda
January 21, 2019

Legislators gathered on Tuesday, January 15th in the Capitol rotunda to celebrate Idaho’s soil and water resources. The Soil Conservation Service was created in 1935 as part of the US Department of Agriculture in response to the natural disasters and drought caused by the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. Nearly a decade later, the Idaho…

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Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
January 21, 2019

This week, Legislators toured the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM), Idaho’s first and only medical school. Located in Meridian, Idaho, ICOM’s vision is to be a leader in training expert osteopathic physicians, developing postgraduate training programs, and contributing through educational, scientific, and clinical research. Graduates earn a valuable degree and opportunities in job placement….

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Why Idaho’s Legislature “reviews” Administrative Rules

Why Idaho’s Legislature “reviews” Administrative Rules
January 21, 2019

Legislators are currently busy working on reviewing Administrative Rules in Boise this week. During the first few weeks of the Legislative Session, much of our work here in the Capitol involves reviewing rules promulgated by a variety of Idaho State agencies. This process is one of the important “checks and balances” that protects Idahoans from…

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Idaho’s new Governor delivers his State of the State address

Idaho’s new Governor delivers his State of the State address
January 11, 2019

This week the First Regular Session of the 65th Idaho Legislature convened in Boise. Legislators from all over the state gathered at the Capitol in Boise to begin the people’s work of balancing the state’s budget and considering proposals for new regulations and law. After ten years serving as Idaho’s Lt. Governor, Brad Little was…

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Idaho’s First Woman Lt. Governor

Idaho’s First Woman Lt. Governor
January 11, 2019

Along with the swearing in of Idaho’s new State Senators and Representatives, the State Senate welcomed Idaho’s first female Lt. Governor, Janice McGeachin, who presides over the Senate as part of her duties. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder (R-Dist. 20) noted it was a great and historic day as the Lt. Governor participated in the…

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