Industrial hemp finally made it over the hump Wednesday.

So did martial law, and funding for broadband infrastructure.

However, a bill that effectively eliminates the state and local indigent care program ran into opposition and was sent to the Senate floor for possible amendments.

It was another fast-paced day at the Idaho Statehouse. Here are some details:

BALANCE OF POWER — Addressing the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches was a top priority for Republican lawmakers heading into the 2021 session.

They started work on the issue even before the Legislature convened in January, and introduced more than two dozen bills on the…



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