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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill reverses proposed cuts to Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, and cleanup activities in Idaho. Simpson is Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which passed the bill through the full House Appropriations Committee today, and had the lead role in deciding funding for all Department of Energy programs.
Nationally recognized author and community development strategist Peter Kageyama will be speaking at a Twin Falls luncheon for the Magic Valley business community June 9. The event, hosted by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, is entitled Creating Quality Places Where People Want to Live, Work and Play, and will be held at the Canyon Crest Event Center at 330 Canyon Crest Dr. in Twin Falls from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is approving two rate adjustments – on an increase and the other a decrease – for Rocky Mountain Power customers that become effective today. Rocky Mountain Power’s annual Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM) will be a slight decrease to customers of 0.7 percent, or about 58 cents less on an average residential monthly bill.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is approving a Rocky Mountain Power application to sell a section of its service territory to Idaho Falls Power, the city of Idaho Falls municipal utility.
The Idaho Fair Housing Forum will hold its annual Fair Housing Conference on April 5-6 at Boise City Hall. Four additional workshops will be held across the state during April, traditionally recognized as “Fair Housing Month” to commemorate passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which guarantees equal access to housing
PacifiCorp, which does business in eastern Idaho as Rocky Mountain Power, is asking state regulators to modify its net metering tariff to increase the “participation cap” in its Idaho territory from 714 kilowatts to 2,000 kW.
Idaho Housing and Finance Association has announced the spring and summer schedules for its signature Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education course. Classes are now offered across the state in Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Moscow.
IHFA announces training location host Moscow Affordable Housing Trust for homebuyer education course
Idaho Housing and Finance Association has announced a partnership with Moscow Affordable Housing Trust to become the training location host for its signature Finally Home! Homebuyer Education course. The first course offering is a two-night class on March 22 and 23 at the 1912 Center in Moscow, and goes from 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Two major initiatives that could provide up to 40 new units of permanent supportive housing to those in the community experiencing chronic homelessness were announced today by members of the Roundtable on Housing and Homelessness
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is approving an application by Idaho Power Company to extend the utility’s energy sales agreement with J.R. Simplot Company’s Pocatello plant for three years.
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s H.R. 812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, passed by voice vote in the House of Representatives. The bill would modernize the federal government’s role in managing Indian trust property by allowing tribes to manage their own assets through negotiated demonstration projects with the Department of Interior
Just under half of the more than 55,000 Idahoans eligible for a reduction in their property taxes actually apply for the Idaho Property Tax Reduction Program. The Idaho State Tax Commission wants to make more people aware of this property tax credit that’s available to low-income seniors and others who qualify, especially with expanded status qualifications that allow more potential claimants to apply this year.
Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today joined 34 of their Senate colleagues in filing an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) in support of a challenge being brought by against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Clean Power Plant” Rule
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson signed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court” brief in support of 27 states that challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule on existing power plants. The Clean Power Plant rule was recently stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court and is awaiting further consideration by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia.
A Treasure Valley businesswoman who has helped homeless veterans and immigrants with critical housing needs will be presented the Spirit of Idaho Award by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo this Friday. Joy Schweitzer, the daughter of a World War II veteran, has used her company, Around the Town, to find more than three-dozen homeless vets a place to live. Crapo created the award to recognize Idahoans who go beyond the norm to help others.