From the Executive Director: Week of January 27, 2020

As legislative committees in the House and Senate wind down the annual rules review process, the pace of the Legislative Session is about to pick up. IAC expects to introduce five legislative proposals this week, three related to elections in Senate State Affairs, and two in the Senate Judiciary Committee, one related to courts fees …

From the Executive Director: Week of January 20, 2020

As we enter the 3rd week of the 2020 Legislative Session, one thing is on most legislators’ minds: how to provide meaningful property tax relief to constituents. There are dozens of ideas floating around the Capitol ranging from eliminating new construction to instituting a one year freeze on the property tax portion of non-school taxing …

From the Executive Director: Week of January 13, 2020

IAC President Jerry White and I recently returned from a NACo meeting in Washington DC. As part of our meetings, we learned of George Washington and his leadership style. One of the traits I admire the most about George Washington was his ability to bring a group of diverse stakeholders together, listen and respect all …

From the Executive Director: Legislative Preview

Happy New Year! With a new year comes the beginning of another legislative session. IAC is making a few changes this year to better communicate what transpires in Boise with the membership. This legislative bulletin will be the first of many weekly bulletins arriving in your inbox each Monday throughout the 2020 Legislative Session. The …

From the Executive Director: Legislative Preview

Happy New Year! With a new year comes the beginning of another legislative session. IAC is making a few changes this year to better communicate what transpires in Boise with the membership. This legislative bulletin will be the first of many weekly bulletins arriving in your inbox each Monday throughout the 2020 Legislative Session. The …

Governor Little Gives Annual State of the State

Governor Brad Little delivered his State of the State address yesterday kicking off the 2020 legislative session. Regulatory reform was a chief topic of discussion including more reforms to come. Gov. Little announced, “My first executive order this year will make it a routine practice for Idaho state government to undergo the kind of successful …

What to Watch For: January 6-10

The first two weeks of the Session will be largely organizational in nature. Over the next few days, House and Senate Committees will convene for organizational meetings and then get to work reviewing administrative rules. The administrative rules review process will take a little more time this year given that all rules (both existing and …

What to Watch For: January 6-10

The first two weeks of the Session will be largely organizational in nature. Over the next few days, House and Senate Committees will convene for organizational meetings and then get to work reviewing administrative rules. The administrative rules review process will take a little more time this year given that all rules (both existing and …

State Treasurer Provides ‘Mini Vaults’ for Students

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Boundary County was visited by the State of Idaho Treasurer, Julie Ellsworth. She presented almost 200 mini-vaults to the students and explained the importance of saving for the future. “You are the first ones to see and receive these mini vaults,” Ellsworth told the fourth-and fifth-grade classes she visited. Along with …

IAC Legislative Committee Sets 2020 Priorities

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) Legislative Committee met on Tuesday, October 29 to set priorities for the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session. The Committee considered 18 proposals. After vigorous discussion based on needs of the counties and feasibility, the county elected officials narrowed down the list to the following eight priorities: Maintenance of county roads/easements …

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