The House Education Committee heard a presentation on the modified Idaho science standards on Tuesday, followed by additional testimony and questions.
A new set of science standards for Idaho public schools, developed by a team that includes IEA member and 2016 Idaho Teacher of the Year Melyssa Ferro, will get its first legislative exposure in a House Education Committee hearing Tuesday.
Legislation that would cut Idaho’s top tax rate from 7.4% to 7.2%, but reduce the state’s general fund dollars by more than $52 million per year, has passed the House, but what happens next remains unclear.
A bill that would reduce Idaho’s top corporate and individual income tax rates from 7.4% to 7.2% and exempt the first $750 of income passed the House by a 58-11 margin, with the final votes being cast along party lines.
Idaho’s high school graduation rates rose from 78.9% to 79.5% year over year, according to a press release from the State Department of Education.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Moyle (R-Star), would lower the state’s top personal and corporate income tax rates from 7.4% to 7.2% and exempt the first $750 of income.