Sage grouse ruling in Utah and Colorado raises concerns for Idaho

November 21, 2014 Austin Hill

For nearly two decades residents from across the state of Idaho have worked toward establishing a plan to protect the iconic Greater Sage Grouse bird species. But after last week's…

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Exchange board member says high court case could upend Obamacare

November 19, 2014 Austin Hill

Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell , an attorney who serves on the board of directors of Idaho's government-run state health insurance exchange, says that the outcome of the King v. Burwell…

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Otter’s panel votes yet again to expand Idaho’s Medicaid program

November 17, 2014 Dustin Hurst

Maybe the third time’s a charm. At least, that’s what most members of Gov. Butch Otter’s Medicaid workgroup hope. Those members—sans one—voted Friday to support expanding Medicaid, a move they…

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Consultant recommends Idaho Department of Lands sell off its commercial assets

November 16, 2014 Austin Hill

A San Francisco-based consulting firm recommended to the Idaho Legislature’s Endowment Assets Issues Committee that the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) stop its practice of acquiring, owning and operating commercial…

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