COVID rules and medical marijuana engage legislature

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee of the Idaho legislature started cranking out bills this week. That means that legislators will now stop dreaming up crazy bills and settle down to getting things wrapped up.   I admit it didn’t work that way last year–nor the year before–but we can hope. JFAC has outlined the spending plan for …

Republican legislature fails Idaho voters

KTVB reported Friday that nearly 40,000 Idahoans signed up for Medicaid expansion in the first two weeks of enrollment.  On January 1 they–and thousands still to sign up–will have assistance in meeting healthcare expenses. For five years Idahoans who care pressed legislators to expand Medicaid coverage to the working poor. Then they got an initiative …