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Further suspension of Eagle Water request granted

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has suspended for a third time a request by Eagle Water Company to implement a surcharge on customers’ water use. On Nov. 10, 2015, Eagle Water, which serves about 3,500 customers in and around the City of Eagle, asked the commission to approve a surcharge that would add about $3.64 to the average residential user’s monthly bill.

Crapo, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Accelerate Research, Development of Wood Building Construction in...

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to introduce the Timber Innovation Act – bipartisan legislation that would help accelerate research and development – and ultimately construction – of wood buildings in the United States. Specifically, this legislation would focus on finding innovative ways to use wood in the construction of buildings above 85 feet in height or roughly seven or more stories.

Simpson Protects INL in Energy Bill

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.

National expert to speak to Magic Valley business community on creating quality cities –...

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.

PUC approves two Rocky Mountain rate adjustments

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.

PUC approves Rocky Mountain Power transfer to city of Idaho Falls municipal utility

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.

Idaho Fair Housing Conference to be held April 5-6 in Boise with four statewide...

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

Rocky Mountain seeks increase to net metering cap

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.

Commission approves further suspension of Eagle Water Company surcharge request

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has granted a motion by commission staff to suspend for another 90 days an application by Eagle Water Company to implement a surcharge on customers’ water use

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.

Nancy Vannorsdel joins Idaho Housing and Finance Association Board of Commissioners

Idaho Housing and Finance Association has announced the appointment of Nancy Vannorsdel to its seven-member Board of Commissioners by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. Vannorsdel has extensive experience in the areas of banking and business. Her past service as President and CEO of Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce underscores her commitment to creating a thriving economic environment for Idaho communities

Idaho Power, Simplot’s Pocatello plant renew contract

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.

Simpson’s Indian Trust Asset Reform Act Passes House

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

More Idahoans can apply for this year’s Idaho Property Tax Reduction Program

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.

Crapo, Risch Support Challenge to EPA Power Plant Rule

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

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Risch, King Bill to Protect Energy Infrastructure Secures Western Governors’ Association...

U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today announced that the Western Governors’ Association, a bipartisan group of 19 governors from Western states and 3 governors from Western U.S. territories, has endorsed the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by the Senators earlier this year, seeks to protect America’s electric grid from cyber-attacks. The WGA expressed their support in a letter earlier this month to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Energy.