After a Break, Legislature Continues Its Attack on Voting Rights

After a two-week long recess, Idaho legislators are coming back to the Statehouse to finish up the session. Unfortunately, many bad bills are still floating around. Our Voting Rights Coordinator takes a closer look into HB344, a voting restriction bill that will severely impact Idahoans’ right to vote. By Antonio Hernandez, Voting Rights Coordinator After…

2021 Legislative Session to Reconvene

By Hollie Conde, CVI’s Legislative and Public Lands Coordinator Recess is nearly over. Next Tuesday, the legislature will reconvene after over two weeks off due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Statehouse. There are still many unanswered questions about how this unusual session will end. How long will it take before they call sine die?…

CVI Statement on American Jobs Act

IDAHO – In response to the White House’s release of the American Jobs Plan, Conservation Voters for Idaho issued the following statement from Executive Director Rialin Flores: “We were happy to see the details of the American Jobs Plan, which includes significant infrastructure investments for clean energy, public transportation, energy efficiency, and clean drinking water.…

B&C Fellow Spotlight: Meet Sarah Hendricks

Conservation Voters for Idaho’s Boards and Commissions Fellowship program is intended to develop the skills and capacity of Idaho leaders and build the power of underrepresented groups to serve on relevant boards and commissions.  The 2021 Boards and Commissions Fellowship program is well underway, and our fellows have been learning a lot when it comes…

Attempts to Undermine Idaho’s Clean Energy Future

A few years ago, the Idaho Legislature passed a “preemption” bill on building codes. This law now prevents cities and counties from setting their own codes to meet the needs of their residents – including energy efficiency standards, fire safety standards, and more. Idaho’s homes consume 21% of the energy we use in our state,…

What You Need to Know about Idaho’s Voter Restriction Bills

The Idaho Legislature recently introduced several bills aimed at restricting Idahoans’ voting rights. These bills would impose stricter voter-ID requirements, purge voters off voting rolls and make the ballot initiative process one of the strictest in the nation. The voting restriction bills come after an unprecedented voter turnout in Idaho’s 2020 General Election.   A new…