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Salamander will have to wait till 2015, says Chairman Loertscher

It looks like 13-year-old Ilah Hickman will have to spend a fifth year trying to convince lawmakers that Idaho needs a state amphibian in the person of the Idaho giant salamander. Though the Senate passed Senate Bill 1271 on a

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Firm slap at Idaho gubernatorial power unlikely to advance, say GOP leaders

House Speaker Scott Bedke says he’ll probably assign a bill limiting a governor’s power to fill vacancies in the Legislature, but House Bill 585 likely won’t get a hearing. The measure, authored by Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, was introduced Monday.

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