Tag Archives: Michael Kane

Pocatello auditorium district gets into lobbying with taxpayer funds

The Pocatello-Chubbuck Auditorium District in eastern Idaho is using taxpayer funds to lobby state lawmakers at the Idaho Capitol, according to records turned over to IdahoReporter.com. One official with the district defended the practice, saying that her entity should have … Continue reading

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House holds on texting bill, will consider changes

The House Transportation Committee has held a measure that would have banned texting behind the wheel in Idaho – sort of.  The panel voted to hold the bill in committee for a week while legislators mull over the plan and … Continue reading

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Bill to set sheriff candidacy requirements killed on tie votes

Lori Shewmaker, a mother of two from Boise, is not a large woman, but it’s likely she played a big role in defeating a bill that would have placed restrictions on who can run for county sheriff. Shewmaker, who is … Continue reading

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Committee gives OK to prohibition of shackling pregnant prisoners in labor

The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Monday to approve a measure that would effectively prevent pregnant female prisoners from being shackled or restrained during the labor process. Idaho Falls Republican Rep. Janice McGeachin‘s bill would prevent jailors in Idaho from putting … Continue reading

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