At the end of a third day of public testimony and on a party line vote, the Senate State Affairs Committee sent SB 1108, the bill to make it tougher to qualify initiatives or referendum measures for the Idaho ballot, to the floor with a “do pass” recommendation.
House Approves Charter School Facilities Bill The House of Representatives extended their morning session and worked well into the time they typically break for lunch to determine the fate of HB 206 (http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/H0206.htm). HB 206 is the legislation that will provide facilities money for charter schools. Following lengthy debate, the bill passed 42-27. This bill…
Members of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee approved legislation that will provide about $31.3 million more to public schools next year, representing 2.2% increase in general funds and an overall 2% increase in funding over the current year.
Rep. Janie Ward-Engelking (D-Boise) failed in her attempt to send HB 206, the charter school facilities funding bill, to the House’s amending order.