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Idaho ranks 21st in annual tax climate ranking

Idaho finished 21st in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Idaho

Bryan Harsin, head football coach at Boise State University, earned $1.65 million in 2018, making Harsin the highest-paid public employee in Idaho last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Idaho to reach $884,700 in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Idaho arts agencies are projected to reach $884,700 for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 50 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Idaho levies a total tax on lodging of 8%

Hotel room bills in Idaho tack on a total state lodging tax of 8 percent, the 13th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

44 counties in Idaho are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Forty-four counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

944 borrowers in Idaho filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Idaho who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 944, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$47.1 million in federal research dollars flowed to Idaho in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Idaho totaled $47.1 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Idaho received $2.4 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $2,406,288 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Idaho, the 12th lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Idaho 2-year college students pay $4,190 in tuition and fees

Idaho two-year colleges charged students $4,190 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 21st lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

2 U.S. House members from Idaho make $174,000 annually

Each of the two U.S. House of Representatives members representing Idaho draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Idaho 4-year university tuitions jumped 64.4% over 15 years

Idaho four-year public university tuition and fees went from $4,865 in 2004-05 to $7,999 in 2019-20, the 16th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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).

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