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One day after a feisty hearing on the topic, the Idaho House of Representatives voted 55-14 in support of legislation that would give the Department of Administration authority to write rules governing the grounds of the Capitol Mall. The legislation is a response to the tent city that has remained on the lawn on the old Ada County Courthouse and…

For many years, supporters of allowing states to tax online sales have brought legislation to begin that process, but they have never received at-length hearings on their bills. This year, they got the hearing, but not the committee approval they sought, though it appears there is growing support to the initiative among legislators. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee rejected…

On Tuesday, Rep. Scott Bedke, R- Oakley, assistant House majority leader, introduced legislation in the House State Affairs Committee to ban camping on the Capitol Mall. The bill would essentially force the Occupy Boise movement to pack up and leave, or find their belongings considered as “litter” and thrown away. Bedke said anyone violating the new law would be given…

Members of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee killed a measure Wednesday aimed at encouraging Idahoans to pay their  share of sales taxes on purchases made over the Internet. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Julie Ellsworth, R-Boise, would have made several changes to income tax forms, including putting bold wording around theuse tax box, which is used to report taxes…