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Idaho legislators make base salary of $17,879 per year

State lawmakers in Idaho now draw a base salary of $17,879 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile (one round trip per week), according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Idaho community college tuitions jumped 72.1% over 15 years

Idaho two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,436 in 2004-05 to $4,192 in 2019-20, the fifth largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Idaho governor makes annual salary of $138,302

The governor of Idaho now draws a yearly salary of $138,302, the 29th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Idaho K-12 schools spent $2.7 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Idaho spent an estimated $2.7 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 2.4 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Idaho children in foster care numbered 1,814 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Idaho at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 1,814, a 13.9 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Idaho, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Idaho is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Idaho K-12 schools paid out $7,298 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Idaho spent $7,298 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the second lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

11.5% of Idaho residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Idaho residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 11.5 percent of the state’s population, the 25th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Idaho offers 52 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Idaho number 52, the 29th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Idaho schools get 25.5% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 26 percent of Idaho public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the fifth lowest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Idaho reach $1.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Idaho amount to $1.6 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 10th lowest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Idaho averaged $49,225

Teachers’ salaries in Idaho averaged $49,225 for the 2017-2018 school year, the eighth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Idaho reach $989 million, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Idaho amount to $989 million in the first quarter of 2019, the ninth lowest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Idaho’s public pensions are 61.4 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Idaho’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 61.4 percent of the total, the 13th lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Idaho reach $4.5 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Idaho amount to $4.5 billion, the 11th lowest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pocatello’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Idaho

The Pocatello metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Idaho, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Idaho earns grade of B for manufacturing health

Idaho received a grade of B on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

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