IEA Hotline – March 4th

With the weather warming and primary elections beginning to loom, lawmakers are turning their eyes to the endgame for the 2022 legislative session. A key deadline for sending legislation between the House and Senate hits on Monday, as well. Below is a quick roundup of what happened at the Statehouse this week.  Oh! And Thursday…

IEA Hotline – Feb 25th

As the 2022 legislative session’s second month comes to a close, kindergarten and voucher bills are top of mind in education circles. Here’s a quick summary of some of the bills the IEA’s lobby team is keeping an eye on: Kindergarten Bills Aplenty There are several kindergarten bills being discussed and worked on by lawmakers…

The 2022 Idaho Legislative session is heating up

The 2022 Idaho legislative session is heating up as lawmakers introduce a slew of education-related bills. Here’s a rundown of the latest that is being debated:  IEA: Rural Educator Incentive Bill a “Step in the Right Direction”  Educators in rural areas or high-need areas could get a little extra money to pay for educational costs…

IEA Hotline – February 11, 2022  

The start of the 2022 Idaho legislative session’s second month saw the signing into law of one of the IEA’s top priorities for the year and the advancement of other education-related measures.     Gov. Little Signs Educator Health Insurance Bill into Law   At a series of “teacher appreciation” events around the state, Idaho Gov.…

IEA Hotline – February 4, 2022 

The fourth week of the 2022 Idaho legislative session saw the advancement of a number of education-related bills, including the passage of one IEA members’ top legislative priority – educator access to the state employee health insurance plan. Here’s a quick rundown:     Health Care Insurance for Educators to Become Law  Legislation giving Idaho’s educators…

Health Care, Standardized Tests, Two Senate Bills

As the third full week of the 2022 session of the Idaho Legislature comes to a close, a number of bills related to education are making their way through the legislative process. Here’s a quick rundown:   Health Care Insurance for Educators On Monday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the first in a series…