BOISE, Idaho (KIFI)-The Idaho Senate will recess until Monday, April 19 to give the Idaho House some time to complete legislative business.
In a statement Wednesday, the Majority Caucus said the Senate has been holding both morning and afternoon sessions to address remaining issues quickly. After an 18-day recess for COVID-19, the Senate has completed all but a few items that still await action in the House.
"It's not prudent to advance tax relief proposals or significant transportation and infrastructure investments until we have a comprehensive picture of how much funding is available to invest in projects or return to Idaho taxpayers," shared Senate Assistant Majority Leader Abby Lee (R-Fruitland). The Senate must still work on much-needed transportation and tax relief bills.
The House is struggling to pass appropriation bills, including Medicaid, and measures critical to funding Idaho’s K-12 schools and education.