Apple, IBM, Microsoft back transgender teen at Supreme Court

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple, IBM and Microsoft are among 53 companies urging the Supreme Court to rule that a transgender teenager has the right to use the boys’ bathroom at his Virginia high school. The businesses signed onto a brief filed Thursday in high school senior Gavin Grimm’s lawsuit against the Gloucester (GLAH’-stur) County school
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The bump isn’t just Trump: What’s driving the stock rally

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By
Specialist Robert Tuccillo, left, works traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 20, 2015. Stocks are moving higher in early trading as investors respond to some surprisingly strong earnings from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

By Stan Choe/AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is hitting new heights, and yes, excitement about President Trump’s policies is part of the reason for it. But it’s not the only one, analysts say. Even if Donald Trump had lost the election, many professional investors and analysts say they still would
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Idaho lawmakers debate health budgets, but not coverage gap

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
A bicyclist rides in front of the Idaho Capitol in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

By Betsy Z. Russell/Spokesman Review Staff Writer BOISE – Idaho lawmakers have just finished a full week of hearings on health and human services budgets, and while major changes and initiatives are underway in some areas, there was little talk about how to close the state’s health coverage gap. A joint legislative working group that
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Study: Here’s the cost for lower income, corporate tax rates

Jan 30th, 2017 | By
Provided by the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

Press Release BOISE – The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy released a report examining the impacts of proposed House Bill 67 and the current budget context. The proposal would cut top income tax and corporate tax rates and includes an elimination of the income tax on the first, small portion of a household’s income. The legislation
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Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By
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By Kristen Gelineau/Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Several countries expressed hope Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump’s decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its future in serious jeopardy. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged Trump’s move was a massive blow to the 12-nation agreement, but
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Idaho panel backs 3 percent pay raise for state workers

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bipartisan lawmaker panel Tuesday backed a proposal for a 3 percent pay increase for Idaho’s state workers in fiscal year 2018, aligning with Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s recommendation he made earlier this year. The 18-member Change in Employee Compensation Committee narrowly agreed Tuesday that the pay should be awarded on
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Review shows governor hit $1 billion in tax cuts since 2007

Jan 18th, 2017 | By
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said he has lowered the tax burden for Idaho residents by roughly $1 billion during his 11-year tenure, and an Associated Press review shows the numbers added up. Otter announced his tax-cutting accomplishments during his annual State of the State address Monday to
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Idaho AARP hosts telephone town hall with legislative leadership

Jan 9th, 2017 | By

Idaho AARP members as well as the public are invited to participate in a telephone town hall meeting with Idaho Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, and House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The hour-long meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. Participants can join and ask questions by dialing (877) 229-8493 toll-free
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Trump targets F-35, but aircraft means jobs in 45 states

Dec 12th, 2016 | By

By RICHARD LARDNER,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to corral the “out of control” cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But congressional Republicans and Democrats, aware of the tens of thousands of jobs the aircraft generates in 45 states, will be wary of any plans by Trump to cut
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Stunned Mexico ponders new relationship with US

Nov 9th, 2016 | By

By MARIA VERZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN,  Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hours after the United States elected Donald Trump to be its next president, Mexico began carefully laying the groundwork for a relationship with a new leader who campaigned against its citizens and threatened to wreak havoc with its economy. President Enrique Pena Nieto
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