Tag Archives: Tom Trail

House clears bill requiring bonding for large load challenges

The Idaho House has passed a measure that will prevent companies carrying large loads through the state of Idaho from being sued by those with objections to the process. The bill centers on last year’s megaload controversy, in which large … Continue reading

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House approves bill requiring certain sex offenders to check in with schools

The Idaho House of Representatives has approved a bill that would require sex offenders who plan to visit school grounds for any reason to notify schools on a yearly basis. The bill passed on a 66-3 vote, and now heads … Continue reading

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House Education Committee advances two pieces of Luna reform plan

Despite student walkouts across the state and much testimony against the plan, the House Education Committee approved two pieces of Superintendent Tom Luna’s education reform package Thursday. Members of the committee heard several hours of testimony on the plans in … Continue reading

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House clears bills limiting union money, agreements

The Idaho House has cleared two bills limiting some wage-related activities by public labor unions in Idaho and they are now on the way to the governor’s desk. Lawmakers voted 55-14 to approve Senate Bill 1006, aimed at Public Labor … Continue reading

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House approves health care nullification bill on 49-20 tally, despite bipartisan opposition

Members of the Idaho House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday that would essentially cancel out 2010 federal health care reforms within the border of the Gem State. After more than an hour and a half of debate on the … Continue reading

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Megaload permit process bill killed by House committee

Republican members of the House Transportation and Defense Committee don’t want to hear anything more about an idea to make it tougher for companies to get permits to haul megaloads. On Monday, the committee killed Moscow Republican Rep. Tom Trail’s would-be bill … Continue reading

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Dems float tax exemption repeal bill

Key legislators on both sides of the aisle say a repeal of certain sales tax exemptions won’t be seriously considered this session, but the House Revenue and Taxation Committee has printed a bill calling for a slew of exemptions on … Continue reading

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After 12 years of trying, Trail gives up on industrial hemp resolution

Some guys just can’t catch a break It seems Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, is one of those guys.  Trail, a veteran of the Idaho Legislature, has pitched a resolution supporting production of industrial hemp to his colleagues in the Idaho … Continue reading

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Rammell says he may run for state Legislature next time around

Rex Rammell ran for the U.S. Senate in 2008 as an Independent and only won about 3 percent of the total.  He fared much better in 2010′s Republican gubernatorial primary, where he received 26 percent of the vote against incumbent … Continue reading

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Trail wants to add sales tax to services

Idaho lawmakers finished their session less than a week ago, but one member already wants them to come back to the Capitol to find more money for education by changing the state sales tax.  Moscow Republican Rep. Tom Trail wants … Continue reading

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