The backers of a proposed ballot initiative to increase Idaho's public education funding are suing the state in federal court, contending emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic unconstitutionally limited their ability to collect signatures.
Gov. Brad Little's desire to make a significant course change involving a politically charged strategy on how to invest millions of dollars to benefit public schools and other beneficiaries has been rejected by his fellow members on the Idaho Land Board.
A group of inmates at Idaho's largest prison is suing the state for overcrowding, saying cell blocks are so packed that the prison department can't maintain sanitary toilets, putting them at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.
The co-chair of Gov. Brad Little's COVID-19 Testing Task Force says Idaho's long-term success in reopening during the pandemic hinges on understanding what the state and individuals have to do to defeat the coronavirus.