BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are gearing up to spend the final few weeks of the legislative session focused on transportation funding, including a key tool the Legislature hasn't leveraged since 2005. Last week, Sen. Bert Brackett introduced legislation that would create roughly $530 million in transportation funding, primarily by allowing the state to issue $300 million in bonds allowing the state to borrow money for road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is investigating whether the city of Pocatello is properly dumping fluids from city vehicles. The Idaho State Journal reports DEQ manager Doug Tanner says the city is fully cooperating with the investigation.
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Jerry Kramer was a Sandpoint boy and an Idaho Vandal before he became a celebrated offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers. Now an Idaho sports columnist and long-time Kramer fan asks what many other sports fans have wondered: Why isn't the Idaho kid from the golden era of football in the NFL Hall of Fame?
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate has killed a proposal that would have banned diesel vehicle operators from intentionally releasing soot-filled black fumes. Senate members narrowly voted 16-18 to kill the so-called "coal rolling" or "rolling coal" ban on Monday.