No free lunch break

Did you know Idaho state law does not require employers to provide employees with lunch breaks? H432 would require all Idaho employers to give at least a 30-minute lunch break for employees who work more than 7 1/2 hours in a day. It was printed last…

Week 6 in review

The rubber is hitting the road in the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. The budget-writing panel – which will begin finalizing Fiscal Year 2013 budgets next week – today nailed down a $2.667 billion budget target that is 4.5 percent…

The budget plot thickens

The Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee today voted to give all state workers an ongoing 2 percent raise, but that would not include teachers. JFAC also set a budget target of $2.667 billion, which is 4.5 percent over the…

Big day at the Statehouse

Today was among the busiest days yet of the 2012 Idaho Legislature for education news, as one committee held off taking action on a bill that would limit classified employees’ rights and another decided to print a bill that would force budget w…