Idaho’s emergency room costs could climb under Medicaid expansion

October 31, 2014 Dustin Hurst

Idaho’s emergency room costs for the state’s Medicaid population grew last year, though the increase is nothing compared to what could happen if the state swells the health care program.…

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Hitching Post: First Amendment versus city’s anti-discrimination ordinance

October 30, 2014 Austin Hill

Confusion has emerged in the aftermath of a high-profile lawsuit against the city of Coeur d'Alene over a citywide "anti-discrimination" ordinance. "This situation is an abomination," said Rep. Vito Barbieri,…

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Interim committee hearing ideas on how best to provide for public defenders

October 29, 2014 Austin Hill

The Public Defenders Reform Interim Committee (PDRIC) was created to examine the ways in which private attorneys are contracted to serve as public defenders in 36 of Idaho's 44 counties,…

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Even after reform and more cash, judges’ pension plan has funding gap of $17 million

October 28, 2014 Dustin Hurst

Even after state lawmakers cut a compromise with Idaho’s judges to bring financial stability to judicial pensions, in 2014 the system lost a little ground in being fully funded. A valuation…

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